linux on msi computers

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Sun Apr 17 19:57:13 UTC 2016

On April 17, 2016, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
> Has any of you used msi computers with linux?

It's been a while since I played with an MSI Wind netbook running
Linux but don't recall any grave issues.  I ended up buying a Dell
Mini-9 and using that instead (it had no moving parts to break, being
fanless and using a SSD).  Like most netbooks, the keyboard was a
little cramped.  There's a good page of details at

where you can check the particular model you want to know about.

The most common issues seem to be:

- wireless (some require the RealTek drivers which aren't
  free and thus aren't in all repositories; but if you have an
  Atheros chipset, you should be good; or you can load the RT drivers)

- processor speed/frequency scaling (AKA "Speed Step")

- cameras may require being enabled/disabled via a soft-function-key
  combo (may not be an issue)

Hope this helps,


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