Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U3B Ultrabook (13,3", Intel core i5, 1,6GHz, 4GB, 500GB)

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Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U3B Ultrabook (13,3", Intel core i5, 1,6GHz, 4GB, 500GB)
Linux compatibility:
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Samsung Serie 5 Ultra 530U3B Ultrabook is supported by Linux at least since Kernel version 3.2.0-24-generic i686.
However, it is recommended to use at least Ubuntu 12.10 on this Ultrabook, in order to fully support the energy management of the 530U3B and therefore reach a longer battery time. If the display brightness is set to minimum and WiFi is activated approximately 8.5 Watt are needed, only 7.5 if WiFi is deactivated. This way the battery lasts up to 4.5 hours.

To install Linux on this Ultrabook the option “Fast Boot” has to be deactivated in the Bios and Boot order has to be changed with the F2 key.

One can install the Samsung tools from the Voria Repository if the control of the display brightness is not supported under the used Linux distribution:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install samsung-laptop samsung-tools samsung-backlight

There is one kernel bug thats prevents going ins suspend mode if the lid of the Samsung 530U3B is closed:
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45461

The following components are automatically recognized by the Linux kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0  VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core  Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (rev 34)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
03:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller

and the following USB devices are shown:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2232:1018
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 8086:0189 Intel Corp.

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