Finally, after many years of people asking for this, Linux can now properly support all known Samsung laptop devices. This means we can now handle backlight control, wifi button issues,and the weird "performance mode" keys as well as some of the other function keys.

If you have a Samsung laptop, I suggest looking at the driver in this post on the linux-kernel mailing list, and letting me know if you have any problems with it or not. If your laptop is not listed in the DMI table, please feel free to send me a patch to add it so we can properly support it.

Many thanks to Samsung oh so long ago for providing some of the needed information to get this to work, and to Ingmar Steen for putting all of the pieces together properly to handle the devices that were not being handled by the old in-kernel driver.

posted Wed, 09 Feb 2011 in [/linux]


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