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MSI X-Slim X320


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the MSI X-Slim X320 laptop.

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For full specifications see the MSI X-Slim X320 specifications page.

NameMSI X-Slim X320
ProcessorIntel Atom Processor Z530 : 1.6 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512KB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen13 WXGA (1366×768)
GraphicsIntel GMA 500
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveNo
Built-in 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

HDDNot recognized by MeeGo
GraphicsFull resolution only with workaround
SoundNot Tested
WirelessCurrently only with Kernel patch
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderNot very stable


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Anthony, 2011/05/21 14:59

Same exact issues here. Only PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu (Meerkat) will boot without freezing at install and only PCLinuxOS actually supports the hardware. Still freezes at install off of a Live boot via USB. This is so very sad, the machine is really nice and I pretty much determined to figure this thing out.

Richard, 2010/12/31 14:56

Just tried installing a few distributions on a MSI X320, a majority of the distributions totally failed (even jolicloud 1.1) accept 2.

1. Ubuntu 10.04 psb-respin, boots installs, no wifi but lan works, self destructs if you run the update tool, forgets it's installed on a netbook and then starts to turn itself into a desktop.

2. PClinuxOS, everything works, wifi, sound, bluetooth etc accept the sd card slot, in fact I had to blacklist sdhci/ sdhci_pci to make the install stable. A few install notes, make sure all the partitions are ext4 not ext3, blacklist shci and sdhci_pci, dont use compiz, avoid using synaptic were possible, ie use apt-get update, apt-get dist-update the first time you do any updates or synaptic may crash your system.

Richard, 2010/12/31 15:01

PS forgot to mention in my previous comment I install PClinuxOS 2010.2 KDE (and also it's sdhci, not shci to be blacklisted)

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