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MSI GT780DXR

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI GT780DXR.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the MSI GT780DXR. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the MSI GT780DXR page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the MSI GT780DXR specifications page.

NameMSI GT780DXR
ProcessorThe 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Screen17.3“ Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight
RAM16 GB
HDD500GB SATA 7200rpm + 500GB SATA 7200rpm
Optical DVD Super MultiDVD
GraphicsnVidia GeForce GTX 570M
Network10/100/1000
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks out of the box
ScreenWorks out of the box
HDDWorks out of the box
Graphics ChipWorks out of the box
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveWorks out of the box
SoundWorks out of the box
MicrophoneWorks out of the box
Headphone PortWorks out of the box
Microphone-In PortWorks out of the box
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFOutNot Tested
EthernetWorks out of the box
WirelessWorks out of the box
BluetoothWorks out of the box
USBWorks out of the box
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks out of the box
WebcamWorks out of the box
ESATA PortNot Tested
KeyboardWorks out of the box Only white backlight
TouchPadWorks out of the box
Docking StationNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

I've tested Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 in different distros (Clasic, Linux mint, Ultimate Edition, KUbuntu, etc.)

Summary

Everything is working fine. The only problem I found is that at boot time have to set the kernel parameter “nomodeset”, otherwise you will get stuck with some distros.


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msi_gt780dxr.txt · Last modified: 2013/02/03 04:47 by gpaunescu
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