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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI GT740 laptop.
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For full specifications see the MSI GT740 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce GTS 250M|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi
|Processor||Works||Kubuntu 10.04 (amd64), 4GB of RAM|
|HDD||Works||Shrink the C: “OS” partition and dispatch the D: “data” partition|
|Optical Drive||Works||DVD multi (mine does not have a blue ray drive)|
|Graphics||Works||3D acceleration through NVidia's proprietary driver|
|Sound||Works||No sound after the installation of the NVidia driver / low sounds back with the audiopulse package / using 'options snd-hda-intel model=medion' in modprobe configs works for me, make sure to unmute the headphone or you get the low sound bug again|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||but there is a Kbluetooth icon in the icon tray|
|Webcam||Works||Tried through an actual video conference call over IP|
Installation of Kubuntu 10.04 64bit through a live CD.
Activate the webcam and the wireless leds above the keyboard before attempting the installation (or running a live CD), otherwise, they are not automatically detected.
The sound stopped working after the installation of the NVidia proprietary driver. I found out other users experienced the same issue, and dealt with it either by re-installing (or upgrading/recompiling) ALSA, or by calling “audiopulse -k”. I tried the second way, and got some sound back, although Kmix claims the sound device does not respond during the login, and the sound levels remain rather weak even with all the cursors (well… those that I know of…) set to maximum output.
Apart from the frustrating sound situation, I was pretty impressed by how smoothly everything else went.