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    Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Hi,

    while considering to purchase a Fujitsu Lifebook A530, my web search didn't reveal any information whether Ubuntu would or wouldn't run comfortably on that notebook. I hope we can do better and collect the experience Ubuntu users have had with the A530 so far.

    For me, Linux compatibility is a must; the pre-installed Windows wouldn't even experience its first boot. At first sight, the hardware looks quite promising for Linux (that's essentially the reason why I'm interested in it): Intel Core iX processors, Intel HD graphics, Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN -- I don't know the details about sound and webcam, but these features are, at least for me, not vital.

    Are any happy/unhappy Fujitsu Lifebook A530 (or AH530) users around who can tell what works out of the box in Ubuntu and what does not?

    Cheers,
    palmira
    Last edited by palmira; July 9th, 2010 at 04:46 PM.

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    I have just installed ubuntu 10.04.1 on AH530.
    So far it seems to work fine, WiFi is ok.
    Didn't test the camera and the bluetooth yet.

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Hi,
    I've just purchased a fujitsu AH530 series laptop and I was wondering if there is any proper driver for the brightness adjustment?

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    I'm considering to purchase an a530 too. Does someone know if the webcam work? And suspending/hibernating?

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by gomatteo View Post
    I'm considering to purchase an a530 too. Does someone know if the webcam work? And suspending/hibernating?
    I've installed ubuntu 10.04 with wubi-way at AH530GFX E-5, everything works fine (cam-suspending). Actually the cam works pretty good (my opinion). The only "bug" I found is with screen brightness, you can't adjust it,either fully bright or fully dark.
    Last edited by cyberrobot; October 31st, 2010 at 01:47 AM.

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberrobot View Post
    I've installed ubuntu 10.04 with wubi-way at AH530GFX E-5, everything works fine (cam-suspending). Actually the cam works pretty good (my opinion). The only "bug" I found is with screen brightness, you can't adjust it,either fully bright or fully dark.
    I installed 10.10 64-bit on AH530, all works great, including brightness adjustment (there are 5 levels).

    The only issue is the power modes, the Eco doesn't seem to work.

    Any power saving modes in Ubuntu?

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    Question Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by eylonk View Post
    I have just installed ubuntu 10.04.1 on AH530.
    So far it seems to work fine, WiFi is ok.
    Didn't test the camera and the bluetooth yet.
    What about sound quality ?

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by siju View Post
    What about sound quality ?
    Acceptable for VOIP, for music and movies consider using external speakers or earphones to go (these are not Lantec speakers inside after all).
    Last edited by SyRenity; November 5th, 2010 at 09:58 PM.

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    could anyone post alsa-base.conf?

    it is in /etc/modprobe.d

    i've a problem with audio...

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    Re: Fujitsu Lifebook A530 / AH530 and Ubuntu

    i have been trying for 3 days in installing ubuntu 10.4, 10.10 and the same for kubuntu....without any success...
    the installation take a lot of time and when it's finished and restarting computer it asks me in the console to log in...by the way i log in and write startx, but i get always dark display and i need to shut down.
    it's an A530
    with fedora everything works fine...any suggestion?
    greetings

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