Hardy on a Fujitsu Lifebook E8410

Recently I got an new Fujitsu Lifebook E8410. I wiped out the preinstalled Vista and installed Hardy. After the first problems came up I decided to share my experiences here in detail.

I hope that some people will find this helpful.


3 Responses to “Hardy on a Fujitsu Lifebook E8410”

  1. Sebastian Says:

    usefull blog you have here. It already helped me with my sound problem :-).
    Thanks for that !

    But still, I’m having a hard time using Linux on my E8410. It’s like yours except that it has the Intel graphics.

    1st Problem is that after some time the cpu frequency stays at 800MHz all the time regardless of whether there is a running process or not.
    I filed a bugreport for SUSE11 (https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=396311) but the problem also occurs using Ubuntu.
    Could you check if that is a problem on your notebook as well?

    2nd Problem : are you able to change the display brightness? Using some software or even using the special keys? I’m not 😦

    Thank you for reading

  2. linos Says:


    what firmware are you running ?


  3. nubbler Says:

    At my E8410 (nvidia, newest BIOS) CPU Speedstepping works fine. Try a BIOS update. If this don’t help, you can try a hack from the E8310:
    Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change the defoptions-line:

    # defoptions=quiet splash acpi_osi=”!Windows 2006″

    after this

    sudo update-grub

    Some Websites said that Brightness should work with the Kernel-Modul:

    sudo modprobe fujitsu-laptop

    i can read the Brightness with

    cat /sys/class/backlight/fujitsu-laptop/actual_brightness

    and change it with

    Fn + F6/F7

    but the Brightness from the LCD never change…can u trie it?

    Sorry for the bad englisch 😉

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