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Samsung R610


This is a guide to running Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty with the Samsung R610 laptop, model NP-R610H.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Samsung R610. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Samsung R610 page on LapWik.


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For full specifications see the Samsung R610 specifications page.

NameSamsung R610
ProcessorIntel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2MB)
Screen16“ WXGA (1366×768) 16:9
RAMUp to 4GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n 1×2 (MIMO)

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesuse nvidia binary X.Org driver (180)
WirelessYes ath5k kernel module
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested


The NVIDIA graphics chip found in the R610 can work with either the open source nv module or with the proprietary module from NVIDIA.


No issues were experienced when installing Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty (at the moment of installation still Alpha 4) on the Samsung R610. Linux installation was a breeze.


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bart, 2009/08/21 19:14

I installed opensuse 11.1

Have worked with bluetooth and paired it with my SE phone.
(so bluetooth works for me)

I have the following issues:
- Setting brightness of screen.
- most other special assigned keys/
- sometimes wlan doesn't work (especially on battery). However, it sometimes does. I don't yet have a clue when it will and when it won't.

JonasDK, 2009/07/05 21:55

Hi alvaritogf,

I've just tried suspending my Samsung R610 AS06BE laptop, and it successfully gets out of suspended-mode. I also use Ubuntu 9.04.

Sadly this doesn't solve your problem.

JonasDK, 2009/07/05 21:50

Not all functionkeys work in Ubuntu.
The only Fn-keys that work are the soundadapting-keys, the others don't.

alvaritogf, 2009/07/01 16:34


my problem is when I suspend my Samsung R610 (using Ubuntu 9.04) It doesn't resume after suspending it.

I checked the energy configurations and the actions to do when it suspends and all is correct. Moreover I've modified several parameter to check if there is a mistake in this.

thanks in advance and hope desperately some of help

Paul, 2009/07/14 21:41


I ran into the same issue with my Samsung R610. I found out that you need to enable the Nvidia driver. If you go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Look for the nvidia driver and click 'Activate'. After I did this, I was able to resume from suspend.

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