MSI GX680-234

Introduction

Please look below for instructions about what to do on the first boot.

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Specifications

NameGX680-234
ProcessorCore i5-2410M
Screen15.6'' FullHD (1920×1080)
RAM4G
HDD500G
Optical DriveDVD-SMulti
GraphicsNVidia GT555M
NetworkEthernet, Wireless, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesNeed to install proprietary NVidia drivers on the first boot, see instructions below
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes/PartialBluetooth applet in my Ubuntu 11.04 couldn't turn bluetooth on, however running 'sudo hciconfig hci0 up' did the trick
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
CameraYesI was able to take a photo and record a video using Cheese

Notes

Installation
Apparently nouveau doesn't support this graphics card, so you'll need to install proprietary nvidia driver before starting X server.

Here's how to install Ubuntu on MSI GX680. You'll need Ubuntu 11.04 or higher. Install it as usual, but after reboot choose 'linux restore' option. Use arrow keys and Enter to choose 'root command line with network access' (don't remember the exact wording). You will see the command line prompt at the bottom of the screen. Make sure you're connected to the Internet and type 'apt-get install nvidia-current'. Then type 'shutdown now -r' to restart. Now you should be able to login as usual. You may see 'Additional drivers' showing that nvidia driver is not used, but it is wrong, nvidia-settings shows that it's enabled, you can use compiz, vdpau etc.

In case of another Linux distro just make sure you installed nvidia driver before starting X.

Bluetooth, WiFi
Make sure you turned the device on by pressing the corresponding button on the laptop before using the device.

Summary

A modern laptop running perfectly on Linux.


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msi_gx680.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/01 15:54 by adamax
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