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MSI EX625

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI EX625 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the MSI EX625. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the MSI EX625 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the MSI EX625 specifications page.

NameMSI EX625
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo processor
Screen16” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blueray
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11b/g/n WLAN Card

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundPartialSee notes below
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested

Notes

Sound

Sound does not work out of the box so you need to do a bit of tweaking. Add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distro's equivalent) file:

options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-6ch-dig

Then reboot your machine. Unfortunately even with this tweak the subwoofer and microphone still don't work properly.

Summary

The sound issue is the main problem with running the MSI EX625 under Linux. The other major features work just fine.


Discussion

spelroth, 2010/11/16 21:56

Webcam works on ubuntu based systems 10.04+ :)
btw this laptop doesn't have firewire it has eSata that works well too mostly on every linux

dave, 2010/07/19 00:04

Hi I have an MSI EX625-227US running ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx and the card reader is not working, did you find a solution to this i was wondering? Thanks!

moe, 2009/09/16 22:53

bluetooth works just fine

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