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Fujitsu-Siemens sells mutliple configurations, example one:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor @ 2GHz
Mobile IntelĀ® 965GM Express graphic Chipset
Intel High Definition Audio (Intel HDA)
Intel USB 2.0 EHCI & USB 1.1 UHCI
Intel ICH8 family SATA AHCI controller, ICH8 family PATA controller 
Intel Pro Wireless 4965 Wi-Fi card (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n)
Marvel 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit ethernet controller

Internal USB-connected devices: 
Option Globetrotter HSDPA modem 
Cambridge Silicon Radio bluetooth dongle
Genesys Logic USB 2.0 microSD reader (reads SD and Memory Stick Pro memory cards)

True Synaptics TouchPad
SATA hard drive
PATA DVD+-RW drive
ExpressCard slot

Hardware status

CPU YesSee this HowTo
ACPI YesSleep, power, lid, battery, ac-adaper events captured by acpid
DVD-Recorder YesTested with libata, in order to be able to write, SCSI Generic Device support must be enabled in kernel
TouchPad YesSee dedicated Synaptics page
USB YesUSB 2.0 is EHCI, USB 1.1 is UHCI
Wired ethernet YesUses sky2 kernel driver
Wireless YesSee this guide
Bluetooth YesWorks with in-kernel drivers
Graphics YesSee this guide.
Sound YesUses alsa intel hd audio driver
Internal SD/Memory Stick card reader YesBehaves as normal USB Mass Storage device
Special keys YesFn+VolumeUp, VolumeDown, Mute key emit valid keycodes, can be assigned to X sympols with xmodmap and connected to some software mixer. Fn+Brightness Up/Down buttons work entirely in hardware. RF Kill button works in hardware: iwlwifi driver is aware of it, bluetooth acts as if it was unplugged from USB, unknown efects in HSDPA modem
ExpressCard slot UntestedShould work. See ExpressCard
External monitor UntestedShould work and be hot-pluggable, you may xrandr command
Suspend to ram YesWorks with standard in-kernel suspend-to ram, just issue echo mem > /sys/power/state, no quirks, module unloadings, hibernate-scripts needed. Wi-Fi, sound, everything tested to work after mutliple suspend-to-ram cycles. :)

Special keys


Pre-Installation Notes


Problems and Solutions

the sound is very poor and low. I am using XP and the fujitsu siemens in malta told me that there is nothing much one can do about it.

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