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MSI GE62 2QE Apache


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For full specifications see the MSI GE62 2QE Apache specifications page.

NameMSI GE62 2QE Apache
Screen15.6“ FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
15.6 4K UHD wide-view display (Optional)
HDDUp to 768GB Super RAID 2 + 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Optical DriveUnknown
GraphicsGeForce GTX 965M

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
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VGA OutNot Tested
DVI OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
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Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFInNot Tested
SPDIFOutNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
UWBNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
ESATA PortNot Tested
Serial PortNot Tested
Parallel PortNot Tested
IRNot Tested
TV OutNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
TrackportNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
GPSNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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David, 2016/07/10 18:20

The problem is that most distros use a kernel that is ⇐4.4 and you need a newer version to get it to boot (because of Skylake). E.g. Arch works fine because it has such a new kernel. One exception is Linux Mint with a 3.* kernel + the nomode kernel parameter.

ORF, 2016/06/23 23:09

Thank you very much! That was perfect also for installing Lubuntu 16 in MSI GL62 6QF :D

Gamma Rat, 2016/02/04 16:10

I have an MSI GE62 2QD.

This is what I needed to do to successfully boot to a live CD with 100% regularity:

In the Bios, disable Fastboot, Intel Speedstep, and Secureboot
In the Bios, enable UEFI with CSM
In the GRUB menu, (press E) and edit the Linux line and add the following
nomodeset nouveau.noaccel=1 libata.force=noncq

This has allowed me to boot reliably

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