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Old 04-29-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
ringo@cix.co.uk
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Msi Wind U130 - which distro would be best


I have an MSI Wind U130 with Bluetooth & Wireless currently running under Windows 7 (uugh!)- which Linux Distro and which version is most likely to work out of the box?

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:15 AM   #2
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Hi I have a MSI Wind u90 running Ubuntu 9.10 works good for me no issues
 
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:08 AM   #3
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Solution

My grateful thanks to "texasred218" for your reply. Following your suggestion I tried a "live" version of Ubuntu 10.04 alpha from Linux Mag. but it did not recognise my Ralink wireless adaptor, however, in the Ubuntu forums under:-
"Ralink RT3090 Wireless Not Supported in Lucid"
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/541620
I found this solution which worked like a dream:-

I would just like to confirm that the workaround suggested by Carsten seems to work perfectly (so far).

As root:

mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/
touch /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat
service network-manager restart

It is then possible to connect via network manager.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 12:44 AM   #4
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Glad I could be of help. I switched to 10.04 ubuntu on my msi wind u90
 
  


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