Samsung Serie 9 NP900X3B (13,3", Intel Core i5 2467M, 1,6GHz, 4GB, 128GB SSD)

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Samsung Serie 9 NP900X3B (13,3", Intel Core i5 2467M, 1,6GHz, 4GB, 128GB SSD)
Linux compatibility:
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Samsung Serie 9 NP900X3B 
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Updated: 23/07/2016 14:10

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Samsung Serie 9 NP900X3B is an ideal for usage with Ubuntu 12.10. All essential functions are fully supported: video, WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio (including microphone), HDMI out, USB, Webcam, SD card, Bluetooth, keyboard illumination, Clickpad, Suspend/Hibernate.

However, there is a bug which prevents going to suspend mode if the lid of the lpatop is closed (see bug report) and one regarding the correct display of the battery status (see bug report).

To installieren Ubuntu on the NP900X3B one setting in the “Advanced” menu of the bios has to be changed: “Fast BIOS” needs to be deactivated. Afterwards, it is possible to boot from USB.

Processor:

A Intel Core i5-2467M is used as CPU. It has 4 cores with 3192.71 Bogomips each. The CPU supports the following flags:

vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 42
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz
stepping	: 7
microcode	: 0x25
cpu MHz		: 1600.000
cache size	: 3072 KB
siblings	: 4
cpu cores	: 2
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
 pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm
constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf
pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1
sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb
xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
bogomips	: 3192.71
clflush size	: 64
cache_alignment	: 64
address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

SSD

The notebook is equipped with a 128 GB SanDisk SSD U100:

ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
ata1.00: ATA-9: SanDisk SSD U100 128GB, 10.01.04, max UDMA/133
ata1.00: 250069680 sectors, multi 1: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
scsi 0:0:0:0: >Direct-Access     ATA      SanDisk SSD U100 10.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5

Gigabit Ethernet:

The integrated Gigabit Ethernet bases on the Realtek RTL8111/8168B chipset and is fully supported by the Linux kernel module r8169:

r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
r8169 0000:02:00.0: >irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
r8169 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: RTL8168evl/8111evl at 0xffffc90005088000, aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff, XID 0c900800 IRQ 46
r8169 0000:02:00.0: >eth0: jumbo features [frames: 9200 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]

WiFi:

The integrated WiFi uses the Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 chipset which is automatically supported by the iwlwifi kernel module:

iwlwifi: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
iwlwifi: Copyright(c) 2003-2012 Intel Corporation
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: >pci_resource_len = 0x00002000
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: >pci_resource_base = ffffc9000508c000

Webcam:

The integrated webcam is internally connected via USB and has the USB ID 2232:1024. It is fully supported by the uvcvideo kernel modul:

Linux video capture interface: v2.00
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Webcam SC-13HDL11624N (2232:1024)
input: Webcam SC-13HDL11624N as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.0/input/input4
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

Sound:

The sound chipset is provided by Intel (Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series) and is supported out-of-the-box under Linux thanks to the kernel modul snd_hda_intel:

snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: >irq 50 for MSI/MSI-X
init: plymouth-splash main process (1454) terminated with status 1
input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
input: HDA Intel PCH Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
input: HDA Intel PCH Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9

The following hardware components are in the NP900X3B:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104]

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116]
	Kernel modules: i915

00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a]
	Kernel modules: mei

00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20]
	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] 	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16]
 	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:1c18]
 	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49]
	Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 05)
	Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22]
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [8086:0091]
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 AGN [8086:5201]
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168]
	Kernel modules: r8169

03:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: Renesas Technology Corp. Device [1912:0015]
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

More details regarding the usage of Ubuntu on the Samsung Serie 9, especially necessary configuration steps for older voersion of Ubuntu, can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SamsungSeries9.


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