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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI CR650 laptop. If you have the MSI CR650 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the MSI CR650 specifications page.

NameMSI CR650
ProcessorAMD Dual Core E-Series Processor
Screen15.6“ HD 1366×768 LCD
HDD320/ 500/640GB
Optical DriveSuper Multi
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 6320/6310
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFOutNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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P Herms, 2015/09/14 11:43

Tested with Ubuntu 15.04 and Mint 17.2. Laptop is working ok.
Few comments though:
Wifi is not stable. Connection drops every 10 minutes if it connects at all. This seems to be an issue with the RTL8188 chip according to various forum posts.
Sound needs some additional configuration after setup. When the laptop wakes from sleepmode, sound is not working at all. I found that rebooting alltogether makes the sound work again.

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