I recently purchased a new notebook which I wanted to run completely with linux.
To keep things short: the Samsung notebook seems like a perfect match if you’d like to run linux on it:
- you can disable UEFI secure boot in BIOS
- the Samsung uses a standardized mSATA SSD connector – so easy & cheap replacement
(in contrast to Zenbook UX31A – it uses a proprietary connector)
- all hardware is recognized just fine including fn keys and ethernet adapter
- the graphics unit Intel HD4000 does not require proprietary drivers
- battery time, temperature and fan speed are fine
There was only one thing I needed to do to stop my wifi from disconnecting.
The card used in this model is Atheros AR9462. You need to configure the ath9k kernel module with option nohwcrypt=1 (solution via)
sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/ath9k.conf
add this line:
options ath9k nohwcrypt=1 btcoex_enable=1 enable_diversity=1
Save the file and run:
$ sudo modprobe -b ath9k``` ### Update: > Running Arch-based Manjaro 16.06 on this hardware did not require any modification at all.