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Perfect Desktop Installation of Ubuntu 8.04 on MSI VR320 & MSI VR320X

Jun
09


[image source: MSI]

This tutorial can also be used for computers with the following spec:

  1. Realtek High Definition Audio
  2. RT61 or RT2500 Wireless Cards

Ok.. lets start..

  1. Download the installation CD. (see GettingUbuntu)
  2. Burn the ISO to a CD (see BurningIsoHowto) and check to make sure it was burned correctly. (see Installation/CDIntegrityCheck)
  3. Proceed with normal installation of Ubuntu by booting from the installation CD. (see GraphicalInstall)
  4. Once the installation is finish, reboot your machine and boot into your fresh Ubuntu 8.04
  5. Run update and upgrade
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  6. Add the Medibuntu repo as well 😉
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
  7. Now run apt-get update and install the medibuntu keyring
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
  8. As i mentioned in my previous post, Ubuntu 8.04 contains several problems especially when it is running on my notebook. Some of the problems are looping sound and unsupported wifi card. To avoid these, you can use i386 kernel and so far all the problems are no longer appear. To install the i386 kernel, run the following command
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-386 linux-image-386 linux-386
  9. Now your need to reboot and boot into the i386 kernel
  10. Lets install several packages
    sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk audacious vlc mplayer mozilla-mplayer w32codecs flashplugin-nonfree libflashsupport gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libavcodec1d libavformat1d libavutil1d libcdaudio1 libdc1394-13 libdvdread3 libfaac0 libfaad0 libgmyth0 libgsm1 libiptcdata0 liblame0 libmjpegtools0c2a libmpeg2-4 libmysqlclient15off libopenspc0 libpostproc1d libquicktime1 libsidplay1 libsoundtouch1c2 libwildmidi0 libx264-57 libxvidcore4 msttcorefonts unrar sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
  11. MSI VR320 or 320X is using ATI graphics card, so you need to install the ATI driver. Since EnvyNG has been install in previous step, now you just need to run EnvyNG
    Applications > System Tools > EnvyNG
    Once EnvyNG is loaded, just simply click Apply and wait for the installation to finish. After that reboot your machine
  12. Apply THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS and THIS tweak
  13. Done!

Q: I think my fresh installation is fine on my spec. Why it is different on your spec?
A: Ubuntu 8.04 is a mistake!

Last week = Gizmo week (Part 2)

Dec
13

7th December 2007, since my notebook is dead. And I’ve been cheated by a stupid Pakistanese regarding the motherboard, so i just simply buy a brand new with super duper cheap price notebook. It is MSI VR320X-021 MY

Intel Core Duo T2450 Processor
(2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667FSB)

120GB SATA (5400RPM)

2 GB RAM

ATI Radeon X200M 128MB PCIE

13.3″ WXGA Bright LCD

DVDWriter Dual Layer

3 in 1 Card Reader

Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported

Lithium Ion Batery

Weight: 2.2 KG

Guess the price… Hahaha.. It is only RM1950