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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI CR400 laptop.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the MSI CR400. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the MSI CR400 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the MSI CR400 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo Processor|
|Screen||16 HD (1366×768)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 8200M G|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Graphics||Works||For best results you should install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Running Ubuntu 10.04 on MSI CR400:
To make the OS run you should use the nomedeset option when booting both from the Live CD and from the HD.
Almost all drivers are installed correctly, but the video driver is not. I solved the problem by downloading the graphic driver directly from the nvidia website.
The Fn keys for increasing or decreasing the luminosity doesn't work on this version of Ubuntu, unless you set the boot option acpi=off, but by using this method the computer doesn't turn off correctly.
The battery works for 2 hours and 30 minutes using Ubuntu.
You can enter a summary of how well the MSI CR400 works with Linux here.