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MSI CX500

Author(s)

Kenneth Brosche (Germany)

Introduction

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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Specifications

For full specifications see the MSI CX500 specifications page.

NameMSI CX500
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo Processor
Screen15.6 HD (1366×768)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD4330
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Network10/100
Built-in 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorkswith a special driver
BluetoothWorkswith Bluetooth-Dongle for USB
USBWorks
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorkswith guvcview

Notes

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

Summary

The MSI CX500 works very fine and out of the Box with my installed Ubuntu 10.4 x64 OS.


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msi_cx500.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/10 01:38 by billg
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