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Samsung R620


This is a compatibilty guide to running Linux with the Samsung R620 laptop. If you have the Samsung R620 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Samsung R620 specifications page.

NameSamsung R620
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor T6500: 2.1 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen16“ WXGA (1366×768)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD4330
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD320GB to 500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesdriver: HDA Intel
EthernetYesdriver: sky2
WirelessYesdriver: ath5k
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested


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Kiss Zsuzsanna, 2015/05/08 12:45

Most, hogy a független cég megszabadultak az bosszantó felesleges komponensek , itt az ideje a VAIO hogy valami újat. És ez nem egy okostelefon. Mégis. A PC-gyártó bejelentette két új PC-k itt Tokyo: a VAIO Z és VAIO Z Canvas. Az utóbbi tulajdonképpen esetleges végleges változata a prototípus tabletta , hogy nem a fordulóban tavaly -, de mi lesz, hogy. Először is, benne a zászlóshajó 13,3 hüvelykes VAIO Z ami megy fel előrendelésre Japánban ma később, talál egy második generációs, nagy sebességű SSD és egy meg nem határozott ötödik generációs Core i7 processzort, minden kötődik alumínium-szén shell . Azonban csupasz specifikációk félretéve, a cég azzal számol, hogy a sok kis részlet számít, és mi lesz azoknak jobb a szünet után.

Hamed H, 2010/12/08 00:29


I've got a problem with installing both windows and linux together on my R620. At first i install win 7 and then try to install linux, but it has different problems. I've tried both Fedora Core 13 and Ubunto 8.4 but once it says one file can not be found and once it says the disk has a problem but i've tried these disks on my PC too and worked well. I also do the partitioning fine… the problem is something esle??!!?
By the way, if there is any other version of linux which i can use it win win 7 together win no problem on my R620 (appropriate for programming-C++), i'll be glad to know.

Mail me your answer plz.


Jim Fuqua, 2010/06/09 22:48

I am running Ubuntu 10.4 on my R620 and can't get the wlan to work. The 2.6.32 kernel should not need ndiswrapper. I have tried everything I could think of and have not been able to get the wlan to work. I even carried it to the local Linux User's Group and could not find anyone able to get it to work. Still trying.

Jim Fuqua, 2010/06/10 01:07

I finally got it working. I used Synaptic to remove the ndiswrapper and all configuration files. I then followed the instructions in the link below. After several reboots and tinkering, it worked.

I don't know much about problems such as these and spent about 20 hours and sought the help of several very knowledgeable Linux professionals. It should not be this hard. I am just thankful it is now working. I hate to use Windows.


Jim Fuqua, 2010/12/08 21:25

One update. My wlan stopped working after one kernel update. sudo touch /etc/default/wpasupplicant started it working again. The instructions in the link above work great. Just in case that link goes down the instructions are:
sudo apt-get
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
Comment out everything other than “lo” entries in that file and save the file
Create a file called /etc/default/wpasupplicant, add entry ENABLED=0 and save the file
sudo touch /etc/default/wpasupplicant
Reboot your system
I would thank the author of those tips, but his or her name is not disclosed in the linked page.

Tau, 2010/04/11 19:27

I'm using my R620 on Kbuntu 9.10 and it's works fine.

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