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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid laptop.
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For full specifications see the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid specifications page.
|Name||MSI Wind U115 Hybrid|
|Processor||Intel® Atom™ Z530 1.6GHz Processor|
|Screen||10” WSVGA Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|Disc 1: SSD||8GB or 16GB|
|Disc 2: HDD||80GB, 120GB or 160GB|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 500 (US15W)|
Built-in 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card
|Screen||Works||not automatic detected, s. Graphics|
|SSD||Works||Out of the box|
|HDD||Works||Power off not tested|
|ECO mode (HDD on and off)||Hotkey does not work||Battery saving profile possible|
|Graphics||Works||Mandriva One/powerpack 2010 has a driver, but that does not work out of box. Installation of this rpm: dkms-psb-4.41.1-6mdv2010.1 resolves the problem. 1026×600 works, vga port not tested|
|Sound||works with alsa||newest alsa package has to be installed|
|USB||Works||Out of the box|
|Card Reader||works||ubuntu 9.x|
The only dist. that support the Poulsbo graphic card is mandriva one/powerpack, but during installation the chip set is correctly recognised, but the x fails (problem with edid data). The updated package dkms-psb-4.41.1-6mdv2010.1 resolves this problem.
Installation with ubuntu and opensuse woks with generic graphics at resolution of 800×600. With 855resulution 1024×600 can be achieved, but the external vga is not working simultaneously (bad for presentations). Hopefully the 2.6.32 kernel has full support.
It's still a bit tricky getting the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid to work with Linux, future releases will add hardware support for this netbook however.