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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI GE70-0NC laptop. If you have the MSI GE70-0NC and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the MSI GE70-0NC specifications page.

NameMSI GE70-0NC
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i7/i5 Processor
Screen17.3“ Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight, Anti-glare
17.3” HD+ (1600×900) LED backlight, Anti-glare
16 GB
HDD750GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
500GB SATA 7200/5400 rpm
Optical DriveBlu-ray / DVD Super Multi
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GT555M/ GT635M /GTX660M
NetworkKiller E2200
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorksLinux Mint 14
ScreenWorksLinux Mint 14
HDDWorksLinux Mint 14
Graphics ChipWorksLinux Mint 14
VGA OutWorksLinux Mint 14
HDMI OutWorksLinux Mint 14
Display PortWorksLinux Mint 14
Optical DriveWorksLinux Mint 14
SoundWorksLinux Mint 14
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortWorksLinux Mint 14
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Line-In PortNot Tested
SPDIFOutNot Tested
EthernetWorks only with special driversee notes
WirelessWorksLinux Mint 14
BluetoothNot Tested
USBWorksLinux Mint 14
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorksLinux Mint 14
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardWorksLinux Mint 14
TouchPadWorksLinux Mint 14
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


Linux Mint 14 needs an internet connection during installation process. The ethernet card “Killer E2200” isn't recognized by linux on startup, so you have to use WLAN. After installation you have to compile a driver for the ethernet card (see: Ubuntu-Forum).

Up to version 308 the native Nvidia driver has no Optimus support to switch between Intel graphics and the Nvidia graphics card. You have to use Bumblebee (see: Bumblebee project).


I am using Linux Mint 14 on the MSI GE70-0NC for nearly 2 months now. It works very well.


José Manuel, 2014/03/31 09:12

I`ve installed Debian sid on this laptop.

- LAN works
- WIFI works
- NVIDIA WORKS (BumbleBee)
- Cardreader WORKS
- Camera WORKS
- Everything works expect the led of keyboard i`m investigating to make it works.

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