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Linux Laptop & Notebook Installation Guides: Samsung

Linux installation and configuration guides for laptops and notebooks made by Samsung. Compatibility reports about running other Unix systems e.g. BSD, Solaris are welcome, too. And don't miss the resource section at the bottom, containing links to applications, tools, utilities, drivers, community portals, HOWTOs and FAQs. Have you written an installation tutorial yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.

UEFI and Linux: Danger for Samsung-Notebooks (in German):
"Some Samsung notebooks can be bricked by just one time booting Linux distribution via UEFI ..."
See also: Samsung-UEFI-Bug: protection now integrated into Linux-Kernel (in German).

Samsung 300v5a-s19Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04Russian
Samsung GT 8000DebianGerman
Samsung M40 725 XWMDebian 3.0 Woody 
Samsung M50Ubuntu Dapper Drake 
Samsung M70 Bemus [PRINT]LinuxGerman
Samsung NC10Ubuntu 8.10Italian
Samsung NC10 @nyNet NetBookFedora 9, 10 
Samsung NC10Ubuntu NetBook Remix, Debian Lenny 
Samsung NC10 Ecko plus NetBookDebian Squeeze 
Samsung NC20Ubuntu 9.04, Novell/SuSE 11.1German
Samsung NC20  NEW  Novell/SuSE 11.3, Ubuntu 9.04, 10.04, 10.10German
Samsung P10LinuxGerman
Samsung P10Linux 
Samsung P28Ubuntu, GentooRussian
Samsung P28 1600 XTMDebian Sarge 
Samsung P30NetBSDRussian
Samsung P30 1500 XVMNovell/SuSE 9.1, 9.2 
Samsung P30 1500 XVMDebian 
Samsung P30 1500 XVMGentoo 
Samsung P35 [archived link]GentooGerman
Samsung P35GentooGerman
Samsung P35GentooGerman
Samsung P35 1500 XVMNovell/SuSE 9.1, 9.2 
Samsung P35 1500 XVMNovell/SuSE 9.3, 10.1German
Samsung P35 1600 XVM IINovell/SuSE 9.1, 9.2 
Samsung P35 1600 XVM II/IIIGentoo 
Samsung P35 1800 XVMDebian 
Samsung P35 1800 XVMDebianGerman
Samsung P40 1600 XVMNovell/SuSE 9.3 
Samsung P55-Pro SeveshDebian 5.0 Lenny 
Samsung P500Ubuntu 
Samsung Q1 (Origami, UMPC)Ubuntu 6.06 
Samsung Q1 UltraGentoo 
Samsung Q1 (Origami, UMPC)Ubuntu 7.04Italian
Samsung Q10 [archived link]RedHat 7.3 
Samsung Q10 TXCDebian 3.0 Woody 
Samsung Q20 1100 TXCDebian 
Samsung Q20 [archived link]RedHat 
Samsung Q25 1300 TXCDebian 
Samsung Q30 "Jamie" (aka DELL Latitude X1)Gentoo 
Samsung Q35Fedora Core 5 
Samsung Q35 [archived link]KUbuntu 6.06.1 Dapper Drake 
Samsung Q35 [archived link]KUbuntu 6.06.1 Dapper DrakeGerman
Samsung Q35Fedora Core 5 
Samsung Q35Gentoo 
Samsung Q35ARCHlinuxGerman
Samsung Q35UbuntuGerman
Samsung Q35Debian 
Samsung Q35-Pro BitasaUbuntu 6.10German
Samsung Q35-T5500 RubyDebian 4.0, KUbuntu 7.04 
Samsung Q45Debian 5.0 LennyGerman
Samsung Q45Debian 
Samsung Q45  NEW  Novell/SuSE 11.0 
Samsung Q45 A003Ubuntu 7.10 
Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 DukeDebian Lenny, KUbuntu Gutsy Gibbon 
Samsung Q45 AuraUbuntu 7.10German
Samsung Q45-T7100 DukeKUbuntu Feisty 
Samsung Q45 T8100ARCHlinux 
Samsung Q45 Aura T8300 Dardongmrl 1.1German
Samsung Q70Novell/SuSE 10.3, Ubuntu 7.10German
Samsung Q320  NEW  ARCHlinux 
Samsung R40Ubuntu 6.10 
Samsung R40 ChasubiUbuntuGerman
Samsung R41 CollinKUbuntu 7.10German
Samsung R50 1730 WVM IIKanotixGerman
Samsung R50 1730 WVM IIKanotix 
Samsung R50 1730 WVM IIUbuntu 
Samsung R50ZenWalk Linux 4.0German
Samsung R50KUbuntu 
Samsung R50Debian Lenny 
Samsung R55Ubuntu 6.10 
Samsung R55Debian 
Samsung R60 Plus [archived link]GentooGerman
Samsung R65 CharisKUbuntu Dapper 
Samsung R65 CharisNovell/SuSE 10.1, KUbuntu 6.10, Debian Etch 
Samsung R780 HeroKUbuntuGerman
Samsung SENS 800RedHat 5.1, 5.2 
Samsung SENS 810Linux 
Samsung SENS 830 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Samsung V20 CXVCMandriva (Mandrake) 9.0 
Samsung V20 2400 XVCUbuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger 
Samsung VM 7000Debian 2.2, 3.0 
Samsung VM 7600 XTNovell/SuSE 7.2 Debian 2.2r2, 3.0 
Samsung VM 8100Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.2 
Samsung VM 8100 XTCNovell/SuSE 7.2 - 8.2 
Samsung X05WhiteBox Linux EL, Novell/SuSE 10.1 
Samsung X05GentooFrench
Samsung X05 1400 XTCFreeBSD 
Samsung X05 1400 XTCGentoo 
Samsung X05 1400 XTCGentoo 
Samsung X05 1400 XTCFedora Core 1, Ubuntu Breezy 
Samsung X05 JUMP [archived link]DebianKorean
Samsung X10 1300 XTCDebian 
Samsung X10 1300 XTC [archived link]Debian, KnoppixGerman
Samsung X10 1300 XTCDebian 
Samsung X10 1300 XTCDebianGerman
Samsung X10 1400 XTC [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.0German
Samsung X10 1400 XTC [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.2, 9.3, 10.0 
Samsung X10 1400 XTCSlackware 
Samsung X10 1400 XTCGentoo 
Samsung X10 1400 XTCFedora Core 4 
Samsung X10 1500 XTCNovell/SuSE 9.2German
Samsung X10 1500 XTC III [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.0German
Samsung X10 1500 XTC IIIDebian, Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake 
Samsung X10plus 1500 XTCDebian 
Samsung X10plus (NX10)  [archived link]Gentoo 
Samsung X11 T2300 CarlGentoo 
Samsung X11 T5500 CeSebaGentoo 
Samsung X15 735 XVMMandriva (Mandrake) 10.1 
Samsung X15plus [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.1 
Samsung X20Novell/SuSE 9.3 
Samsung X20Sidux 
Samsung X20 1600 XVM [archived link]DebianGerman
Samsung X20 1600 XVM II [archived link]Debian EdgeGerman
Samsung X20 1600 XVM III [archived link]DebianGerman
Samsung X20 1600 XVM III [archived link]UbuntuGerman
Samsung X20 1600 XVM III [archived link]Ubuntu 
Samsung X20 1600 XVM VGentoo 
Samsung X20 XVM1600 VKUbuntuGerman
Samsung X20 XVM 1730Linux 
Samsung X20 1600 XVM VDebian 
Samsung X20 1730 XVM IIDebian 
Samsung X20 1730 XVM VDebian 
Samsung X20 1730 XVM VNovell/SuSE 10.0 
Samsung X20 1730 XVM VDebianGerman
Samsung X20 1860Linux 
Samsung X20 V [archived link]Gentoo 2005.0 
Samsung X25 1600 XVMNovell/SuSE 9.2, 9.3 
Samsung X30Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.1 
Samsung X30 1500 WVCGentoo 
Samsung X30 1600 WVMARCHlinux 
Samsung X30 1700 WVCGentoo 
Samsung X50 2130 WVMDebian Etch 
Samsung X50 2130 WVM [PRINT]LinuxGerman
Samsung X50 WMV 2130Novell/SuSE 10.0German
Samsung X60 BecudoNovell/SuSE 10.1 
Samsung X60-Pro T7200 [PRINT]Novell/SuSE 10.2German
Samsung X360Linux 
Samsung X360Ubuntu 8.10 
Samsung Series 5 Ultra NP530U3CDebian 

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Applications and Drivers

  • Synaptics touchpad driver for Linux
  • FingerPrint Reader (proposed driver): UPEK, provider of popular fingerprint sensors to IBM's T42 notebooks and others, has announced that they will be providing a BioAPI compliant library to perform biometric authentication under GNU/Linux.
  • sdricoh_cs aims to provide a Linux kernel driver for some Ricoh SecureDigital Cardreaders that announce themselves as RICOH Bay1Controller pcmcia cards. The reader may be found in notebooks from the Samsung P35, the Dell X300 and Asus M6N series.
  • Easy slow down manager provides Linux users with functionality similar to "Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager". It also allows to turn WiFi on and off.
  • This HOWTO explains Linux hotkey support on Samsung laptops.


Original Equipment Manufacturer - OEM

If you are looking for drivers, software and service manuals for laptops and notebooks you may sometimes find similar models branded under a different name. Especially the FCC-ID can be helpful to detect the original manufacturer.

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