MSIMegabookM670

Last tested on

Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 4 (amd64)

Current Issues

  • Gutsy: This laptop do not boot with kernels newer than 2.6.20, so Gutsy do not boot in this laptop out of the box.

The only way to boot the LiveCD is deactivating acpi with acpi=off option at grub. But the installed system only boots with the folowing kernel parameters: noapic nomce nosmp.

  • Hardy: This laptop boots fine with kernel 2.6.24. No kernel parameters needed.

The issues yet to be fixed are: Problems after resuming from hibernation, Microdia integrated webcam is not detected (gspca project), power source detection and random freezes in powernowd (it worked fine in alpha 3 but broken in alpha 4).

System Info

  • Micro-Star International
  • MSI Notebook M670
  • Ver 1.000

Hardware details

  • CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron 3600+
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2 667Mhz
  • Hard Disc: Western Digital WD120BEVS-22 120GB, SATA, 5400RPM
  • Motherboard: MSI MS-1632
  • Chipset: nForce 430
  • Video: nVidia GeForce Go 6100, 128 Mb Memory shared, PCI-Express

  • Audio: Realtek ALC883 HDA
  • FireWire: 02 Micro

  • Networking (Wired): nVidia MCP51 Ethernet Controller, 10/100 Mbps
  • Wireless: Ralink RT2561/RT61
  • Card Reader: 02 Micro MMC/SD/MS/xD Capable
  • Screen: LG Philips LP 154WX4-TLC3, 15.4" LCD
  • Optical Drive. Optiarc DVD-RW AD-7530B
  • Modem: Agere Systems HDA v6081
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion MSI
  • Webcam: Microdia ID = 0c45:624f

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

in Gutsy

in Hardy (alpha 4)

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

No

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

No

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

No

Yes

Yes

External monitor works?

No

Untested

No

External monitor - mirrors

No

Untested

No

External monitor - extend desktop

No

Untested

No

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes, but detects two where there is only one

Hibernates?

Yes, but with sound muted (restoring not works sometimes)

No

Yes, but no networking and every application hang on init after resume

Suspend

No

Yes (no wake up)

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

No

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Untested

Yes

CPU frequency scaling

Yes

Random freezes

random freezes

182760

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

No

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes (Front output not mutted)

Untested

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Untested

Yes

Wireless NIC

Untested

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Yes

Yes

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS?

in Gutsy

in Hardy (alpha 4)

+ F2

Toggle external display mode

No

Untested

Untested

+ F3

Toggle touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F4

Brightness down

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F5

Brightness up

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F7

Sound volume down

No

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Sound volume up

No

Yes

Yes

+ F9

Toggle mute

No

Yes

Yes

+ F12

Sleep

No

Yes (but no wake up)

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

in Gutsy

in Hardy (alpha 4)

Start Web Navigator Key

178

No

Untested

Yes

Start e-mail Client Key

236

No

Untested

Yes

Notes

SergioZanchetta/Old/MSIMegabookM670 (last edited 2010-02-26 14:28:10 by primes2h)