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MSI 16L13 (Eurocom Tornado F5)/EVOC 16L-G-1080 15.6" Installing Debian Testing


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This is a repost from 2017. Posted here so I won't lose this. Some of the links and instructions might be different but the overall approach is sound. 😁

Last week, I (re-)joined the Linux fold on the MSI 16L13 barebones, too.

 

Install Debian Linux 9.0:

 

Install Killer firmware:

 

Keywords: Linux, Debian Linux, Debian Testing, killer, Eurocom Tornado F5, free software, freedom

Laptop // APPLE Macbook Pro 16 | 9880H | 1920p | Radeon 5600M 8GB HBM2 | 32GB DDR4-2666 | 1TB SSD | macOS Catalina 10.15

SFF Desktop // ASUS ROG Strix B550i | AMD 5600X | RTX 3060 Ti | G.SKILL 16GB DDR4-3600 | WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD 2TB (Linux) | WD_BLUE NVMe SSD 1TB (Windows) | MOTIF Monument | Fedora Linux 35 and Windows 10 20H2 Enterprise

Couch gaming setup // SFF desktop + | Roccat Sova Gaming Lapboard mechanical (browns) + Razer DeathAdder USB mouse | Sony Bravia 40 1080p tv | speaker setup

Display // Acer Predator X34 34" curved 21:9 1440p 180Hz
Display // Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx 27" 1440p 270Hz

Museum: GIGABYTE X570+AMD3800X+RTX Titan Desktop, Alienware Area 51m R2, Eurocom Tornado F5, Alienware 18, Dell Precision M6800, Thinkpads T43 + T61p + X220

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If anyone is curious, am I still running Debian on this Eurocom Tornado F5 in 2022? No.

I run Fedora Linux 35, and everything on this machine (killer networking, X170 chipset, GTX 1070) is supported out of the box. Gaming works with RPMFusion repos (non-free) enabled. I use GNOME desktop environment. 

This laptop is mainly a development laptop for artificial intelligence (AI) and some machine learning stuff, but nothing serious. It is also my secondary Linux machine after my SFF desktop. I use both for gaming however I use the SFF desktop 95% of the time. 

And since I am more developer focused and gaming secondary, I tend to run Fedora Linux.

Would I ever go back to Debian Testing? Yes, especially if I went with a tiling window manager (WM) like bspwm!! Thanks!

Laptop // APPLE Macbook Pro 16 | 9880H | 1920p | Radeon 5600M 8GB HBM2 | 32GB DDR4-2666 | 1TB SSD | macOS Catalina 10.15

SFF Desktop // ASUS ROG Strix B550i | AMD 5600X | RTX 3060 Ti | G.SKILL 16GB DDR4-3600 | WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD 2TB (Linux) | WD_BLUE NVMe SSD 1TB (Windows) | MOTIF Monument | Fedora Linux 35 and Windows 10 20H2 Enterprise

Couch gaming setup // SFF desktop + | Roccat Sova Gaming Lapboard mechanical (browns) + Razer DeathAdder USB mouse | Sony Bravia 40 1080p tv | speaker setup

Display // Acer Predator X34 34" curved 21:9 1440p 180Hz
Display // Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx 27" 1440p 270Hz

Museum: GIGABYTE X570+AMD3800X+RTX Titan Desktop, Alienware Area 51m R2, Eurocom Tornado F5, Alienware 18, Dell Precision M6800, Thinkpads T43 + T61p + X220

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Nice, was there a reason to jump from debian to fedora?

I don't see myself jumping from good old apt to aur though.

{Main Laptop:} PCS Recoil 17.3" (Clevo X170KM-G)

Spoiler

{CPU:} Intel i7 11700K

{RAM:} 2x 16GB DDR4 3200MT/s

{GPU:} Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile
{Screen:} BOE NE173QHM-NY2 165hz 1440p

{Storage:} WD M.2 SATA 2TB (Data/ShadowPlay/UserProfile), WD SN770 in 500GB (OS), 1TB(Firmware/Drivers/Junk( and 2TB (Games_ sizes

{OS:} Windows 11 Pro

Benchmarks:

{TimeSpy}: Normal Extreme  {Firestrike}: Normal Extreme {Port Royle}Result

Realtek Nahimic 3 Modded Driver for MSI Systems: Latest
 

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