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Samsung NP900X4C


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For full specifications see the Samsung NP900X4C specifications page.

NameSamsung NP900X4C
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3317U Processor CPU Clock Speed (Max.) 1.7 GHz CPU Cache 3 MB
Type LED HD+
Resolution 1600 x 900
Brightness 400 nits SuperBright Plus Technology
HDD128GB Solid state Drive
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
802.11 a/b/g/n WiDi

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Craig Limber, 2013/07/25 20:22

Installed Fedora Core 19.

Dual boot not needed so I wiped windows 8.

BIOS settings:

CPU power save: disabled

hyperthreading: enabled

EDB: enabled

fast BIOS mode: disabled

AHCI Mode Control: auto

battery life cycle extension: enabled

secure boot: disabled

OS mode selection: CSM OS

Used unetbootin to make bootable USB drive with FC 19 X64 iso

install went without error.

Wireless network worked instantly.

Gnome desktop understood LCD backlight and volume control. However, I don't use GDM so disabled service and installed FVWM.

Dual head works. Haven't tried triple head since right hand display port requires silly special cable from samsung. Left port works with micro HDMI → HDMI → DVI-D adaptor. Recognized monitor

resolution immediately. Did not have to mess with config files at all. Plugged monitor in, startx, instant dual head. Nice.

A startup script changes permissions of /dev/snd abd /dev/video0 so I can use mplayer from non-root IDs.

Mine came with a silly french keyboard so I remapped keys with xmodmap as such:

xmodmap -e “keycode 94=Shift_L”

xmodmap -e “remove Lock = Caps_Lock”

xmodmap -e “keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L”

xmodmap -e “add control = Control_L”

The last three turn off the capslock and turn it into a control key.

acpi works and reports battery power remaining.

mplayer appears to work just fine.

firefox with 64 bit flash plugin from Adobe work fine.

The touchpad sucks so I use a mouse.

Boots from powerup in 9.5 seconds!

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