Review of Linux Compatibility
The Fujitsu Lifebook A544 is supported under Linux for major parts. However, there are problems with the control of the integrated touchpads, which is not recognized by the X server (e.g., under Fedora 20 with Linux kernel version 3.14):
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Fujitsu FUJ02E3 id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Fujitsu FUJ02B1 id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ FJ Camera id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
Under Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 the touchpad is recognized but not automatically supported:
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1 N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input8 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event8 B: PROP=5 B: EV=b B: KEY=e520 10000 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=660800011000003
psmouse serio1: synaptics: Touchpad model: 1, fw: 8.1, id: 0x1e2b1, caps: 0xd00123/0x840300/0x126800, board id: 2910, fw id: 1497436
To solve this issue, GRUB needs to be extended by an additional option which is used by the Linux kernel while booting the system. In the file /etc/default/grub the line
needs to be extended by the options
in the part with quotation marks.:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX = "i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux"
After saving the new configuration file the updated configuration is activated by
The touchpad should be recognized by the system after the next reboot.
To also support 3-finger-gestures a configuration with, e.g., kde-config-touchpad is necessary. This program can be installed by
sudo apt-get install kde-config-touchpad
Afterwards, 3-fingure-gestures can be configured with the program