Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7010
What works/What does not
Pretty much everything works on this laptop except the TV-out and the SD-card reader. The screen needs a little tweaking to get working. The preferred resolution (1280x768) is not part of the VBIOS, and consequently the VBIOS needs to be patched with Alain Poirier's software 855resolution (to be found in the AUR).
In order to get the video working fine at 1280x768 you need to patch the VBIOS with Alain Poirier's 855resolution for which there is a PKGBUILD in the AUR. This application allows you to replace any of the modes in the VBIOS with something else. After you have compiled the package and installed it, run the following command.
855resolution 5c 1280 768
This will replace mode 5c with 1280 768. You can list the modes with
which should return something like this:
855resolution version 0.4, by Alain Poirier Chipset: 855GM (id=0x35808086) VBIOS type: 2 VBIOS Version: 3181 Mode 30 : 640x480, 8 bits/pixel Mode 32 : 800x600, 8 bits/pixel Mode 34 : 1024x768, 8 bits/pixel Mode 38 : 1280x1024, 8 bits/pixel Mode 3a : 1600x1200, 8 bits/pixel Mode 3c : 1280x768, 8 bits/pixel Mode 41 : 640x480, 16 bits/pixel Mode 43 : 800x600, 16 bits/pixel Mode 45 : 1024x768, 16 bits/pixel Mode 49 : 1280x1024, 16 bits/pixel Mode 4b : 1600x1200, 16 bits/pixel Mode 4d : 1280x768, 16 bits/pixel Mode 50 : 640x480, 32 bits/pixel Mode 52 : 800x600, 32 bits/pixel Mode 54 : 1024x768, 32 bits/pixel Mode 58 : 1280x1024, 32 bits/pixel Mode 5a : 1600x1200, 32 bits/pixel Mode 5c : 1280x768, 32 bits/pixel
Before everything is set, you will also need to add the proper modelines in xorg.conf. This is done in the monitor section
Section "Monitor" Identifier "InternalMonitor" Option "DPMS" HorizSync 28.0 - 96.0 VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0 Modeline "1280x768" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1047 1183 1343 768 770 776 805 EndSection
The audio is really not a big deal, at least not if you use ALSA (which is the only sound system I have ever used under Linux). The only weirdness is that the Master channel has no effect on the sound, you have to play around with the Headphone and PCM channels in order to set the sound.
There is now a driver in alpha test stage on Sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/sdricohcs/ it supports only the SD Card driver so far and must be compiled from source. Arch packages found here https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=9884.
Important Config files
- This report is listed at the TuxMobil: Linux Laptop and Notebook Installation Guides Survey: Fujitsu-Siemens - FSC.