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MSI Wind U100

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI Wind U100 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the MSI Wind U100. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the MSI Wind U100 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the MSI Wind U100 specifications page.

NameMSI Wind U100
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz Processor
Screen10” WSVGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD120GB to 160GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel GMA 950
Network10/100 Ethernet
802.11b/g WLAN Card
802.11b/g/n WLAN Card

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
ScreenYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
HDDYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
GraphicsYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
SoundYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
EthernetYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
WirelessYes available from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/downloads/detail?name=rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2&can=2&q=
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBYes Sabayon 4.0 Lite
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes

Notes

Sabayon 4.0 Lite install is a little 'quirky' but installed perfectly using the Lite MCE 3D UMPC install.
Wireless Drivers available from http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/downloads/detail?name=rtl8187se_linux-04.tar.bz2&can=2&q=

Everything works from the first time using UTUTO XS LiveDVD and gNaltu LiveCD, including wifi (driver included in default kernel!), webcam, microphone, acpi, 3D desktop, etc.

Summary

Works beautifully, in fact just used it to modify this page.


Discussion

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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

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jimmyrapper, 2014/04/20 07:40

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Phillip, 2012/09/09 14:07

Where can i find the drivers for the webcam??

Thanks

brian, 2010/08/31 22:08

can you explain this “Evolution is too large on the 10 inch screen to be functional ( same with ubuntu and suse ).” further?

Seattle Guy, 2009/10/18 17:55

I've been running a dual boot of WinXP Pro and Ubuntu 9.04 for about 6 months now. I originally had Ubuntu 8.10, but had issues with the wireless card, 9.04 resolved those. The install from a USB flash drive was quick and painless.

Pablo Manuel Rizzo, 2009/05/10 21:47

You can try gNaltu 2009 livecd, everything works great, even wifi, 3D Desktop (compiz) and webcam.
Download livecd here http://rshg020.dnsready.net/gNaltu-XS-2009-LiveCD.iso (kde in spanish by default, change it to english from control center if you need)

whs, 2009/02/23 14:08

I just installed “Easy Peasy 1.0” (http://geteasypeasy.com) and everything works just out of the box.
Ethernet: ok
WLAN: ok
Sound: ok
Camera: ok
USB: ok

AJ, 2009/02/23 03:23

FC 10 installed perfectly.
The wifi card on mine ( 8187se ) did not work and I had to use http://code.google.com/p/msi-wind-linux/ to bring it up.
Evolution is too large on the 10 inch screen to be functional ( same with ubuntu and suse ).
The ethernet worked out of the box.
The on board Bison cam worked after adding drivers from the repos.

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