Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (Notebook, 15,6 Inch, Intel Core i5-4200M, 2,5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD)

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Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (Notebook, 15,6 Inch, Intel Core i5-4200M, 2,5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
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Updated: 11/11/2016 21:21

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

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= ...

needs to be extended by the options

i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux

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

sudo update-grub

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

synaptiks

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