Anyone tried Linux on an MSI laptop?

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by Spartan@HIDevolution, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. sa7ina

    sa7ina Notebook Consultant

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    There's something in CLI simplicity that i just love!
    10X ill try that.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I like cmd line interface but when you're showing your results, people simply don't care unless its in a GUI.
     
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  3. sa7ina

    sa7ina Notebook Consultant

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    Well...People are people i guess.
    Just wanted to help.

    The GUI sends the same commands +bugs ;-)
    Less GUI less trouble.

    The real deal!...Real world use case. (The undervolting helps to keep temps under control)


    The new TENSOR CORES are a complete blast!...A HUGE leap!
    I get on a laptop (under 2Kg) 8 X the FPS i was getting with 1080Ti on a desktop.
    I guess AI in games will improve dramatically as well. ML while gaming will render your opponent invincible!
    Like showed in this video:
     
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  4. sa7ina

    sa7ina Notebook Consultant

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    Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 same as i did with 18.10 few days ago because i needed another tensorflow version to run natively.
    I can confirm ubuntu 18.04 have all hardware drivers installed automatically and all working just fine on this msi laptop.
    If it helps...
    Screenshot from 2019-03-17 23-25-15.png
     
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    Dennismungai Notebook Deity

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    To this very day, it remains almost unmaintained.

    There's a workaround for this, through the nvhda project, tested on both the Eurocom Q6 and the Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-XS74.

    This issue is still present. Turns out that these laptops with ESS Sabre DAC amps do need multiple workarounds to address this. Found (some) success with init-headphone , as tested on the P751DM2-G.
    However, that required passing kernel boot options via grub (in /etc/default/grub). Here's what worked:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009' blacklist=nouveau elevator=noop quiet splash i8042.reset pci=nocrs pci=realloc acpi_enforce_resources=lax"

    Then running:

    sudo update-grub

    Followed by a reboot.
     
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  6. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    MSI Titan GT80 SLI:

    I run Ubuntu 19.04 - no issues.

    I had issues with Redhat, Fedora and CentOS. I could not at all install RH 7.6.
     
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    MSI Titan GT73VR:

    I run Ubuntu 19.04 as well, never had an issue with fedora other than multiple screen support (with different resolutions) seemed kind of buggy. I heard that's now supposed to be ironed out with version 31.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can always try HWE kernels or upstream kernel on Ubuntu or just use bleeding edge Fedora for testing.
     
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  9. Dennismungai

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    Nowadays I use the the xanmod kernel on Ubuntu 18.04LTS.
    Pretty solid so far.

    Only issue I ran into was compiling the nvidia-440 dkms driver on kernel version 5.4x because of the default gcc version that comes with Ubuntu 18.04LTS. Switching to gcc-8 fixed this.
     
  10. Raventhon

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    I've had really mixed results overall, mostly having to do with the weird additional MSI software. I was on a dual-booting version of Windows / Ubuntu for a while on a GE73 raider 7RE and everything was working reasonably well, but I just shifted over to entirely Mint and some issues are cropping up - mainly 'stuff worked okay when the system had MSI software somewhere on it, but now certain things like the hardware Bluetooth toggle appear to be stuck in the 'off' position.

    I've looked in to a bunch of options, but most of them involve tweaking the RGB, not the actual undocumented fn-whatever toggle that disables the bluetooth. A subset of the fn- keys work (brightness controls, keyboard backlight rgb brightness, touchpad / webcam disabling) but I can't figure out how to turn the bluetooth back on.
     
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