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Kenneth Brosche (Germany)
This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI CX500 laptop.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the MSI CX500. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the MSI CX500 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the MSI CX500 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo Processor|
|Screen||15.6 HD (1366×768)|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi|
|Wireless||Works||with a special driver|
|Bluetooth||Works||with Bluetooth-Dongle for USB|
Bluetooth only with USB Bluetooth-Dongle, cause there is no Bluetooth on board.
Webcam run good with guvcview out of the box. Before you start guvcview, you have to activate the Webcam
with the Webcam-Button in the Panel left beside the Power-Button. Sometimes you have to push the Webcam-Button
a little bit longer.
Webcam Chat with Empathy or Pidgin doesn't work at this time, but i hope it will work in future.
If you want wireless to work, you have to add this to your software repository: http://ppa.launchpad.net/markus-tisoft/rt3090/ubuntu lucid main. After this, you went to the softwaremanager and search for RT3090 and clickt to install. After a reboot you have to push the wireless button right beside the webcam button and if there is a green light in front of the Mouse button of your Mousepad, wireless works. Good luck. :D
The MSI CX500 works very fine and out of the Box with my installed Ubuntu 10.4 x64 OS.