Anyone tried Linux on an MSI laptop?

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by Phoenix, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    In this usage/context, it means to put down/disrespect.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep! I added the Ubuntu link as it gives a description on how firmware 'initializes' the hardware and the driver does the rest, and also in Windows how those two components (firmware / driver) are merged into one piece - the Windows driver.

    However, you gave a nice description. I didn't want to seem like I was disrespecting your response.

     
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    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    I understand your point. I don't have any problem if you correct me. ;)
     
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    Dennismungai Notebook Consultant

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    Most wireless (and audio devices) require binary blobs, known as firmware, to run low level H/W initialization as the device driver loads.

    The fastest way to do this would be as shown below:

    1. Cloning the linux-firmware tree.

    2. Building and installing its' artifacts.

    Steps:

    For firmware, run this to build and install the latest blobs from upstream:

    mkdir -p ~/linux
    cd ~/linux
    git clone https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/
    cd linux-firmware
    sudo make install -j$(nproc)
     
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