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Linux/Ubuntu on Samsung n220?

Discussion in 'Linux Distributions' started by natalies, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Hi guys, Im new to this site and im getting a lot of useful information from here. Good work by the way to the admin and the contributors. Im just wondering if anyone here is experienced in using a linux distribution (preferably linux mint of ubuntu) that would work perfectly with my unit here (samsung n220). I tried installing the latest versions of these OS but there seems to be a problem with drivers or glitches (e.g freezing mouse, flickering lcd, backlight problem). The best OS for linux that i had installed for my unit was "ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx netbook remix" but this version is not supported anymore. Im currently using windows xp since it is "snappier" than win7 and win8 is out of question since my resolution is small. Thanks for your help and may you be blessed :)
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  7. Draft

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    Ubuntu on a Samsung N210

    I have Ubuntu 10.04 working on a Samsung N210, running Thunderbird, Firefox as well as all my Java development systems. It may not be a fast machine but it's very convenient. The process is now easy, easier than some older material (for 9.10 and very early 10.04) on the web might suggest.

    When first turned on, the machine installed Windows 7 starter. I let this finish even though I didn't want it so I could install Ubuntu 10.04 along side Windows in case it didn't work. Once I was happy it would work, I repartitioned the disk (with gparted) to create a single partition, deleting Windows and the restore partition, then reinstalled.

    First, build a USB drive with the install on. To get the machine to boot fro this I had to:

    • As the machine boots, keep F2 pressed to go into the BIOS.
    • Make sure the machine will boot from a USB pendrive.
    • Reboot with USB and install Ubuntu Netbook Remix
    You have to press F2 very early to get into the BIOS configuration screens. The boot through the BIOS is very fast so don't wait for machine to put the Samsung flash screen up.

    You can reset the BIOS to not boot from USB if you want to at this stage, or later.

    At this point the wireless does not work. Don't panic; plug in an Ethernet cable and update the system.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo reboot

    and now the wireless works. There's quite a lot of advice on the web about this but it now seems that there is no need for any custom software - looks like the main Ubuntu repositories have a working version of the system.

    To get the function keys working I followed the advice in Please or Register to view links.

    The missing function keys are due to the fact that Samsung N150/N210/N220 are missing from the udev rules:


    adding "|*N150/N210/N220*" to the product part of the rules for Samsung in BOTH files, will enable the Fn-up and Fn-down keys. The new product section will look like:

    ENV{DMI_VENDOR}=="[sS][aA][mM][sS][uU][nN][gG]*", ATTR{[dmi/id]product_name}=="*NC10*|*NC20*|*N130*|*SP55S*|*SQ45S70S*|*SX60P*|*SX22S*|*SX30S*|*R59P/R60P/R61P*|*SR70S/SR71S*|*Q210*|*Q310*|*X05*|*P560*|*R560*|*N150/N210/N220*"

    Now, you can map these keys to any program setting the backlight

    and then install some Samsung tools - you need to add the repository to the package manager which you can do graphically or as:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install samsung-tools samsung-backlight
    sudo reboot
    at which point the N210 works a treat.

    Now - remove all the Windows stickers on the machine, front and back.

    If you are looking for software to try, Please or Register to view links is a good place to start.

    More info / Source: Please or Register to view links
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  8. Hi,
    i installed Kali Linux on my phone. and it was success but,, when i try to connect to VNC... it doesnt work, can u help me.. to fixed it?
  9. Draft

    Draft Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Tried to post it on Kali Support Site?
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