Anyone tried Linux on an MSI laptop?

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  1. Gursimran82956

    Gursimran82956 Notebook Consultant

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    That didn't work at first(it works only for booting not for installation)
    But i got through it somehow,
    After 24 hrs of process of trying to run the linux, I'm as of now dual booting between ubuntu 18.04 and win 10.

    Will drivers from msi's website work in Ubuntu?
    And
    Optimus isn't running in linux so it's using gtx 1060
    Which decreases the battery life from 6 hrs to about an hour or 1.25hr.
     
  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    use the proprietary gpu driver for nvidia PPA https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
    Another PPA to add is ubuntu swat team x org drivers
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/ubuntu/updates?field.series_filter=bionic
    Use TLP to get more battery. Use iGPU to get longer battery life.
     
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    I undid the RAID my GT80 SLI came with (2x256GB in RAID 0 format) and installed 2x1TB SSDs that are independent, not in a RAID config. However the RAID designation in BIOS stayed. If I change it to AHCI, it does not boot at all.
     
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