The remaining problems still persist. The multitouch problem is not a big deal and the fact that the RMB physical key doesn't work is actually a good thing because it gives you a similar experience to the Apple's trackpad (compared to Windows where clicking the trackpad near the RMB region is actually a right-click, which is annoying and cannot be disabled)
Last edited by sabrefresco; November 17th, 2012 at 06:54 PM.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Rough ISO install. Used F6 options nomodeset and pnpbios=off to get a kernel loaded and active. Occasional screen corruption when toggling over to Terminal side but that cleaned up once 215 updates installed overnight.
Wireless OK and ethernet OK, video working smoothly, sound clean with no chatter/stutter, usb with external drives loaded clean, fans seem to be running.
ONLY frustration is NO BATTERY POWER INDICATOR. Documentation says it only displays when battery recognized ??? Similar to how network indicator mods according to wireless or ethernet
1) Ubuntu 12.10
3) Samsung 700Z3C
No issue as long as you don't update the drivers. (See my post here.)
1. Ubuntu and Lubuntu 12.04
2. Lenovo IBM
Works quite well.
1. Ubuntu and Lubuntu 12.10
2. Lenovo IBM
Does not work. In fact it seems any Debian based distro does not work. The display does not work. At the very least. Once it boots these is either a messed up display or nothing.
Samsung Series 7 Chronos 17"
NP700Z7C-S01UB (Best Buy model)
Arguably the ultimate Linux notebook at the moment. Clean install of 12.10 (several times - troubleshooting the ACPI/kworker kernel bug). Got it to perfection. Almost everything works out of the box. For the Samsung-specific keys (keyboard backlight, etc.) you'd probably need to wait for the 12.10 compatible release of samsung-laptop from voria.
FYI: the 17" is different from the 15" one, as it uses an Nvidia card instead of ATI. Very pleased with Bumblebee.
Posted my guide here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...51&postcount=5
There is only one problem: the aforementioned kworker bug. No fixes work at the moment. I posted my observations here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/887793
I will try to contact the Linux kernel team (or maybe someone here can help) to reclassify that bug as it is not an XFS (filesystem) issue. It affects many other brands and models f notebooks.
Last edited by caliber556; December 1st, 2012 at 07:11 PM.
Seems to be working okay with fresh install apart from the screen brightness, not had too many problems at all.
The Fn keys showing Fan symbol and Wireless don't do anything, but wireless and fan working okay.
Screen was flickering, and brightness Fn Keys not working, fixed by adding the voria ppa, and changing grub:
edit '/etc/default/grub' and change:Code:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install samsung-laptop samsung-backlight
Update grub:Code:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"
Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64
Fn Brightness keys don't work and a bug was confirmed and reported.
Battery life not bad with the SSD ~4 hours.
Toshiba Satellite C875-S7304
with dual boot for Windoze 8 and
This laptop was a great hardware value for the price, so I bought it to install Ubuntu, even though it came with the highly loathsome Windoze 8.
I had many problems with getting the dual boot to work correctly with the existing Win8 UEFI and GPT. Once done, however, EVERYTHING works, including special keys, sound, graphics, WiFi, etc. I don't know of any hardware components that are working correctly.
I've only had it for a day, but I think it will be a great machine. I get a LOT done with Ubuntu as computer specialist / IT director.
-Touchpad was inexplicably disabled in bios.
-hit F2 key without Fn key to reach bios.
-touchpad works better under Ubuntu than in Winblows! smoother, scrolling works.
-Lots of crapware to remove under windoze.
-turned off secure boot in bios
-Created recover disk by using Desktop Assist > Support& Recovery > Recovery Media creator.
-In Win8, ran disk defrag, then used Windoze disk management to shrink Win8 partition size. I had to use Gparted to shrink it further. Best to run chkdsk in Windows afterwards.
-Installed Ubuntu 12.04.1. Everything works, including special key functions, except for wireless. Got drivers from Realtek site for Linux for Realtek RTL8188CE. Easy install, works perfectly.
-Fixed multi-boot using Boot Repair. Easiest to download Ubuntu-Secure Remix and boot that. I had to switch off UEFI boot temporarily in BIOS to boot the CD. Boot Repair should be on lower left in Unity interface after boot. It will probably fix everything automatically.
-Rebooted and switched boot back to UEFI in bios.