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David Kolovratník (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Since I failed to find a web page concerned this laptop and particularly its problems with Linux I have decided to introduce it here (I am on doubts whether it is the same as MSI-1221).
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|Name||MSI PR 200 YA|
|Processor||Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU, T5450, 1.66GHz|
|Screen||12“ widescreen, 1280×800|
|HDD||160GB, 150GiB; model WDC WD1600BEVT-2|
|Optical Drive||DVD; model DVDRAM GSA-T20N|
|Ethernet||RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller|
|Wireless||Intel PRO/Wireless 4965|
|Bluetooth||Micro Star International Bluetooth EDR Device|
|Processor||Yes||ACPI driver (module acpi-cpufreq)|
|HDD||Yes||Driver ahci (BIOS option)|
|Optical Drive||Yes||Driver ata_piix|
|Graphics||Yes||See notes bellow.|
|Sound||Yes||Driver HDA Intel|
|56K Modem||Not Tested||Comments|
|Card Reader||Yes||Driver mmcblk|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested||Comments|
|Camera||Yes||Driver uvcvideo, see notes bellow|
Notes on graphic card
The glxinfo says direct rendering: Yes. That is.
Notes on webcam
Webcam is activated by P2 special button. It works in mplayer for me: mplayer tv://
Notes on PC Speaker
I have never heard any sound from internel pc speaker (i.e. beeper, buzzer). I doubt wherther it is present.
Notes on fan
The fan runs all the time. I haven't found anything about fan control. Although it is quit noisy in a silent room, it does not disturb at a conference.
Notes on stability
The laptop is stable most days but sometimes it gets stuck even more than once per hour. I would say it is worse when ACPI is enabled.
Linux version is 184.108.40.206:
Linux version 220.127.116.11 (veronika@cowgirl) (gcc version 4.3.2 (Debian 4.3.2-1) ) #2 SMP PREEMPT Tue Oct 14 15:53:31 CEST 2008
Notes on ACPI
If Linux ACPI support is enabled, the laptop can be switched off by poweroff command. However special functions (blue symbols on keys pressed with the Fn key) doesn't work. On the other hand, if ACPI is off, laptop doesn't switch off but the display brightness can be set.
Notes on suspend to RAM
When I start the suspend (by echo mem > /sys/power/state), the laptop goes sleep. After pressing the power button, it turns the screen on but switches off again in a second. Then it wakes up again, but does not resume.
'USB call trace',
'irq 23' message and
'atkbd' message at the end of the linked dmesg.
All key features are well supported with Linux. However a few details are not covered yet.