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Model List

Model version Date Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other Remarks
MSI GE75 Raider 8SX 2019-01-08 Prime offloading (PRIME) on NVIDIA. Outputs on Intel UHD Graphics Requires configuration Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a RGB Backlighting works. Requires some configuration to work properly. PulseAudio and PipeWire both have crackling issues when using headphones (external speakers untested), ALSA works fine.
MSI Modern 15 A11M 2021-06-01 Hardware acceleration with VA-API with intel-media-driver Requires sof-firmware Not available, only via adapter Yes tested ok with pipewire-pulse n/a
MSI P14 A10RB/A10SC/A10RAS Prime offloading (PRIME) on NVIDIA. Outputs on Intel UHD Graphics Yes Not available, only via adapter Yes Yes Yes n/a No fingerprint driver for Linux All works except fingerprint scanner
MSI P15 A10SC Prime offloading (PRIME) on NVIDIA GTX1650 Max-Q. Outputs on Intel UHD Graphics Yes Not available, only via adapter Yes, correctly configured, minor lspci bug Yes Yes n/a No fingerprint driver for Linux Some Fn keys do not work. Also, the camera has a physical switch on the keyboard, triggered by Fn+F6. Always on Fn keys can be disabled via Fn+Esc
MSI PS63 Modern Optimus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a BisonCam integrated webcam works out of the box with Cheese just needs to be activated with Fn + F6. All works out of the box with newer kernel above 5.x. However touchpad is disable when wake up from suspend. Needs to reset i2c bus. Add a custom script in

/lib/systemd/system-sleep/restart_trackpad

#!/bin/sh
case "$1" in
    post)
            echo -n "i2c_designware.0" > /sys/bus/platform/drivers/i2c_designware/unbind
            echo -n "i2c_designware.0" > /sys/bus/platform/drivers/i2c_designware/bind
    ;;
esac

source : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1865745#p1865745

MSI GS63VR Optimus with i915 and nvidia Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
MSI GS65 2018.06.01 PRIME with intel and nvidia snd_hda_intel alx Killer 1550 btusb Yes n/a Sleep turns on airplane mode. Nouveau does not work.
MSI GS73VR Intel HD graphics + NVIDIA Corporation GP106M [ GeForce GTX 1060 Realtek ALC898 Analog Qualcomm Atheros Device e0b1 Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac
MSI GT72-6QE
MSI GP602QF NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M Optimus with Intel inactive Yes Killer E2200 Yes Yes N/A BisonCam integrated webcam works out of the box with Cheese just needs to be activated with Fn + F6 Almost everything works out of the box, some configuration needed for NVIDIA just follow Optimus instructions.
MSI GE60-0ND NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M Optimus with Intel inactive Yes Killer E2200 Yes Yes N/A BisonCam integrated webcam works out of the box with Cheese just needs to be activated with Fn + F6 Almost everything works out of the box, some configuration needed for NVIDIA just follow Optimus instructions.
MSI GF75 Thin 10SC Optimus

PRIME or Bumblebee

Yes Realtek RTL8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Yes, iwlwifi module Integrated webcam works out of the box with Cheese just needs to be activated with Fn + F6.