I don't know if this is the right place to ask these questions
I have recently bought a
Fuji Siemens Lifebook S7210
Cpu 2.4 Ghz
Graphics Intel x3100
Mobile Internet option (can't seem to find the make)
Various card readers (including chip card reader)
I initially installed 8.041 but it was extremely slow and from the cpu-speed applet it always ran at 800 Mhz.
I upgraded to Intrepid 8.10 which solved that problem.
There seem to be a range of problems left still though. Most important problem is that the x3100 is apparently not working as it should:
When I try to enable 'Visual Effects' it start with: "Looking for suitable driver"
then it fails with: "Desktop effects could not be enabled"
Highlighting in menus lags seriously after mouse movement
Various other hardware seem to not be recognized like turning screen light up or down, chip card reader (have not done extensive testing as I really don't know how to). My question is if x3100 is in fact supported (I'll be happy for a pointer) or if the support of this is under way, and if some testing is perhaps needed.
Because of the problems I have at the moment designated this laptop purely as spare machine for emergency windows sessions (dual boot). And as I have 'partimaged' everything I'm not too afraid to do quite extensive testing if someone would need that. (I'm not unfamiliar with compiling etc. though certainly no expert)
If this is not the right place to ask please point me gently in the right direction