Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7010

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The Fujitsu-Siemens P7010(D) is a neat little laptop with a 10" widescreen. It weighs little more than a kilo, has a relatively long battery life and sports many things that low-weight laptops normally lack.


System Specifications

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7010 - Pentium M 753 1.2 GHz - 10.6" TFT

  • 26.1 cm x 19.9 cm x 3.5 cm
  • 1.3 kg
  • Pentium M 753 1.2 GHz ULV, 2MB L2-cache
  • 512MB DDR SDRAM 333MHz PC2700 (maximum: 1024MB)
  • SD-card reader (ricoh)
  • CF reader
  • 80GB 5400 rpm Harddrive
  • 10.6" TFT active matrix WXGA (1280 x 768)
  • Intel 855GME
  • Ethernet
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
  • Modem
  • 2 USB ports, 1 firewire
  • Battery time: 7.5 hours
  • Port for external screen
  • TV-out
  • 1 modular bay (I have filled it out with a DVD-burner(MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-822S)

Output of lshwd

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3580 (intel-agp)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3584 (unknown)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3585 (unknown)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3582 (vesa)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 3582 (vesa)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (uhci_hcd)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (uhci_hcd)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (ehci-hcd)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (hw_random)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24cc (unknown)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24ca (piix)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (i2c-i801)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (snd-intel8x0)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem (slamr)
01:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (yenta_socket)
01:0a.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (yenta_socket)
01:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (ohci1394)
01:0a.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0576 (unknown)
01:0a.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd: Unknown device 0592 (unknown)
01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (8139too)
01:0d.0 Network controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4220 (ipw2200)
003:003 USB Mass Storage: FireWire/USB2.0 Combo (usb-storage)
003:001 USB Hub:  (hub)
002:001 USB Hub:  (hub)
001:002 USB Wireless: USAWireless Bluetooth Device (hci_usb)
001:001 USB Hub:  (hub)
---:--- Mouse: Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse [/dev/psaux] (msintellips/2)

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).



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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

855resolution -l

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


Template:Sn 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.

Wireless Network

Template:Sn Wireless network is an Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG and has very good Linux drivers nowadays. If you are using the stock arch kernel, all you need to do is

pacman -S ipw2200

and add the proper modules to your rc.conf (see the rc.conf section of this page) if you are not using hotplug or hwd.

Card Readers


Template:Sn As far as I have understood from other reports, the pcmcia card works as expected. I do not have one at this time, so I cannot confirm it.

Compact Flash

The same goes for the Compact Flash. It is supposed to work as it uses the same interfaces as the PCMCIA does, but I cannot confirm anything since I do not have a CF-card.

Secure Digital

There is now a driver in alpha test stage on Sourceforge it supports only the SD Card driver so far and must be compiled from source. Arch packages found here

Important Config files


I have had quite a hard time deciding what the best cpufreqd setup would be for me. Right now I am using this:

# this is a comment
# you need: 1 [General] section, 
#           1 or more [Profile] sections
#	          1 or more [Rule] sections
# a section ends at the first blank line
# [Rule] sample:
#           [Rule]
#           name=sample_rule
#           ac=on                    # (on/off)
#           battery_interval=0-10
#           cpu_interval=30-60
#           programs=xine,mplayer
#           profile=sample_profile
# [Profile] sample:
#           [Profile]
#           name=sample_profile
#           minfreq=10%
#           maxfreq=100%
#           policy=performance
# see CPUFREQD.CONF(5) manpage for a complete reference

pm_type=acpi #(acpi, apm or pmu)
# Uncomment the following line to enable ACPI workaround (see cpufreqd.conf(5))
# acpi_workaround=1
verbosity=5 #(if you want a minimal logging set to 5)





# conservative mode when not AC

ac=off                   # (on/off)

# need some power

ac=off                   # (on/off)

# need big power (not if battery very low)
ac=off                   # (on/off)

full power when AC
ac=on                   # (on/off)

rc.conf (modules array)

This is just a starting point, you might want to load other modules or you might have some of these compiled into the kernel.

MODULES=(evdev \
        snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss \
        uhci-hcd ehci-hcd ohci1394 \
        ieee80211_crypt ieee80211 ipw2200 \
        i2c-i801 agp-intel i915)

Other Tweaks

I have a repository with some tweaked packages. Most noticably, there is an archck8-kernel, compiled for the lifebook p7010, as well as other packages compiled for the pentium-m processor (which could be used for other laptops too), such as a few of the KDE 3.4.3 packages, e17, and a few other things. Information on how to use my repository can be found here

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