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MSI S20 Slider 2


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For full specifications see the MSI S20 Slider 2 specifications page.

NameMSI S20 Slider 2
Processor4th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
Screen11.6 Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlight, IPS LCD Display / 10 point touch supported
RAMUp to 8GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Pavel Vlaskin, 2015/01/06 20:13

Just instal Ubuntu 14.10 on MSI S20 Slider 2.
What does works out of box:
WiFi, speakers and headphones, sound volume buttons, video, brightnes regulator, touchscreen with multitouch (but support is terrible), camera and camera switcher, WiFi, bluetooth, ethernet (found, but i do not try to use it), card reader, battery/charger status.

What need to configure: screen rotation lock button (it just work as win+o), screen lifting switcher (they give “Unknown key pressed” message in dmesg)

What does not work: Screen orientation sensor

What works but bad: Touchscreen and multitouch. Touchscreen have invisible cursor which give unexpected behavior, for example: pop-up messages which does not dissapear, because it “in focus”. Behavior of apps unpredictable: Firefox mark text on page, Chrome scroll page, also i was unable to select or to close tab in Chrome, it set focus on tab or on cross but does not do mouse click on it. Multitouch gesture require to fix three or four fingers on screen up to half of second before do gesture

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