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miclis
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Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Post by miclis » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:38 am

Hello,

My old laptop died and I want to buy a new one. Of course, one of the most important thing for the new laptop is to be compatible with Linux Mint. The laptop I chose is Fujitsu LifeBook E754. There is very little information about this very model running under Linux. I also found a post on Twitter, that someone had a problem with using keyboard and trackpad while running Linux on this machine. Do you have any experience with this Fujitsu running under Linux? I checked www.linux-laptop.net, but, unfortunately, this site does not provide any information on the computer I am interested in. I don't want to waste money on buying something which will not work for me.

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Re: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Post by michael louwe » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 am

@ miclis, .......
miclis wrote:.
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This link says that it should be compatible ... https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=183318

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Re: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:10 am

michael louwe wrote:@ miclis, .......
miclis wrote:.
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This link says that it should be compatible ... https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=183318
That's a 3 year old article taling about a different distro. Irrelevant.

The tried and true method is to boot it up with a live CD image, preferably from a USB stick. There's no other reliable method really.

All I can really say about hardware is that I'll never buy a computer with AMD graphics again and probably also Broadcom wireless adapters. Their Linux support isn't the best.

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Re: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Post by michael louwe » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:44 pm

@ miclis, .......
miclis wrote: I also found a post on Twitter, that someone had a problem with using keyboard and trackpad while running Linux on this machine.
Seems, that problem only happens to a Ubuntu install with an encrypted hard-drive, as per ... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1314764

According to this German link, Ubuntu was successfully installed. So, LM should be no problem. ... https://translate.google.com/translate? ... richten%2F

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Re: Mint on Fujitsu LifeBook E754

Post by miclis » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:52 am

Just as an information:
I purchased the above-mentioned laptop and installed Linux Mint 18.1 on it. It works without any problems, so I can tell, that it is compatible with LM.

Thanks you all guys for advice.

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