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    Unhappy MSI X340 slim - install review

    Hi there,

    i've been digging around the web and ubuntuforums.org for information, feedback nad conversation on MSI X340 Slim UBUNTU install. Not much.

    It may start from here then.

    The machin :
    MSI X340 Slim (no cd reader)
    Vista (no choice)
    Partition 50% to window
    50% to linux


    install through wubi of the ubuntu 9.04

    No WIFI
    No Sound

    It remembers me the install of ubuntu on my MSI wind.


    Is anyone facing the same problems ?

    Could you share links and methodology to get my wifi up ?

    looking forward to read from you.

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    I installed ubuntu netbook first then used synaptic to install gnome etc.. worked like a charm, wireless, sound both work great.

    Had to compile webcam drivers. And touchpad doesn't handle multi touch, but some people have had success patching the kernel for that.

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Hey Danboy,

    thanks for your feedback and reply. I am downloading the netbook remix and will try tonight. You made my day ! I so pissed off using MS.

    I'll certainly share my own comments on the forums for other readers.

    Can you advice where you found your webcam drivers ? Any helpful how-to online ?

    Thanks

    090178

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    Lightbulb Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Quote Originally Posted by danboy View Post
    I installed ubuntu netbook first then used synaptic to install gnome etc.. worked like a charm, wireless, sound both work great.

    Had to compile webcam drivers. And touchpad doesn't handle multi touch, but some people have had success patching the kernel for that.
    @ Danboy: Can you publish your compiled webcam drivers somewhere?
    Or email them to me? Or give a little explanation how to?

    Downloading the NBR at the moment.

    Warm Regards

    Fuchur

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Hi,

    I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my MSI x340 successfully. What i did:


    • Download the latest ubuntu image file and make your usb stick bootable by using unetbootin
    • Plug your stick into your MSI X340, boot it up, choose boot options en choose the right usb device.
    • Follow the setup instructions

    Everything works out of the box, except the webcam and front mic. Install the linux uvc driver for fixing up the webcam. Follow this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UVC. I have tested it with Cheese and it works!

    I haven't found any solution for the front mic yet.

    Cheers

    Chiel

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Could you please describe your steps getting webcam to work on msi x340.
    I am running Ubuntu 9.10. lsusb shows

    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

    However skype does not detect camera. I tried to compile uvc but got

    uvcvideo-214c94aa62aa/v4l/firedtv-1394.c:21:17: error: dma.h: No such file or directory

    Help

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    I was able to compile uvc (by disabling this module in Makefile)
    However, when I run

    sudo modprobe uvcvideo

    I get

    WARNING: Error inserting videodev (/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.ko): Invalid module format
    FATAL: Error inserting uvcvideo (/lib/modules/2.6.31-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/uvc/uvcvideo.ko): Invalid module format

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Did you back up your window partition or in any shape or form make a Windows installation disk in case anything goes wrong with that partition?

    Thanks,
    Partha

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    Quote Originally Posted by parthab View Post
    Did you back up your window partition or in any shape or form make a Windows installation disk in case anything goes wrong with that partition?

    Thanks,
    Partha
    No screw windows

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    Re: MSI X340 slim - install review

    fix for the touchpad should be released with a new kernel .32

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