Kubuntu 11.10 on a Fujitsu Lifebook AH530

The Lifebook AH530 is very interesting for „a second device“ because it is low cost, 16:9 and comes a long with a hell a lot of features for this price.

It came today, was booting the first time after 30 minutes installation from USB-Boot-Pen-Drive. After two hours all data was transferred and here you go. Kubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot kicks ass, everything automated and operational, it is nothing left to do for me. Read the details:

Disclaimer

This page is nothing more than my personal experiences with my notebook . This is nothing official from any vendor! I am not responsible for anything you do with your hard- and software. For any support contact the respective vendors! Please respect the legal notice.

Who should read the following description? The machine runs mostly “out-of-the-box”. All the rest is due to you. Be willing to learn, follow instructions form Ubuntu geeks, accept to fail and start again. At least you should know:
  1. How to operate apt or Adept Manager
  2. Read Readme-Files and HowTos
  3. Read Error-Messages and use search machines to find a solution

A good resource for hints, tips and questions is http://ubuntuforums.org/

Preparations

You can buy this Notebook without operating system, means here also nothing  to do e.g. like store the mirror of original hard drive. Take it out of the box and take care to charge the battery in one session. Meanwhile you can boot and install. In order to boot from USB-Pen-Drive you have to alter the allowed boot devices in the bios then press <F12> and choose the pen-drive. For sure you can also boot from CD, DVD or PXE.

Installation of Kubuntu 11.10 „Oneiric Ocelot“

In my notebook there is a Intel(R) Intel Pentium P6200  2×2.13GHz CPU, so I used the 64-bit (amd64) version of Kubuntu (http://www.kubuntu.org/download.php).

++ Graphics card — Intel GMA HD

XServer starts with the correct resolution and 3d support.

++ Power management — ACPI

Battery sensor works, lid close, screen power save and automatic shut-down on low energy level.

++ Suspend to ram

Works as designed, I do not know if really every device is up and running again after suspend but it seems so USB, network, no complains from my side.

++ Suspend to disk, hibernate

Works as designed, check suspend to ram. Honestly I have to say suspend to disk with 2 GB main memory is nearly as fast as boot from scratch  🙂

++ Touchpad

Works fine.

++ USB

No complains.

++ Keyboard

Also all ACPI controlled key work: brightness, volume, mute and bluetooth/WLAN on and off.

++ Network — LAN

The cable interface “Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller” works.

+++ Network — WLAN

Shows up as „Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter“ works fine out of the box without any third party driver. I mark WLAN as +++ because it is the Notebook with the most powerful radio reception I ever had.

++ Audio

Works as designed: “Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio”

++ SD/MMC card reader

My SD-cards are mounted, works.

++ Bluetooth

Seems to work, it connects. I did not test any details.

++ HDMI

It shows the screen on my TV, no other devices tested.

++ WebCam

I tried it with Skype shows up as „FH13FF-238“, should be fine with other software as well.

LSPCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)

Any hints?

Please send me any hints, new tips, report errors, etc. via comment below. Please no support requests, thanks!

Links

Good starting points for Linux on Notebooks/Laptops are:
http://tuxmobil.de/

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/

5 Gedanken zu „Kubuntu 11.10 on a Fujitsu Lifebook AH530

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  2. Sven

    Have Ubuntu 11.10 installed.
    Downloaded the 64 bit Version on CD, boot, install from CD and it works like a charme.
    Only thing, the touchpad was not working correctly till the first automatic update.

  3. Sven

    I forgot, it was so easy, that even it is my first linux system and my first deeper contact with linux i managed it without problems.

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  5. kaz

    just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon on my lifebook AH530. Its an amazing experience

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