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MSI MegaBook S262

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the MSI MegaBook S262 laptop. The S262 is a small and relatively cheap laptop with some pretty standard low end components.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameMSI MegaBook S262
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2050 1.6GHz
Screen12.1” WXGA
RAM512MB (max 2GB)
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, 1 x VGA

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesWorks flawlessly with the new iwl3945 driver (download it, or use kernel version 2.6.24 or newer) (also works with the older ipw3945 module)
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks with SD Cards, MMC and Sony Memory Stick wasn't tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Using Ubuntu 7.10 or Gentoo with packages compiled in 2008, the resolution is set automatically and no hacking is required.

If you use older kernels and/or X.org driver, you will need to use the 915resolution utility to get the 1280×800 native screen resolution working with the S262. A how to guide on doing this is available on our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.

The wired controller on the S262 needs kernel version 2.6.19 or greater to function

Summary

A recent Linux distribution with at least kernel 2.6.19 is needed for best results from the MSI MegaBook S262. With an up to date kernel this laptop works really well.


Discussion

Rob, 2008/07/07 13:21

Card reader

Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo doesn't work with ubuntu hardy, don't have any other kind of card to test with.

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