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Hardware, Embedded Systems The title is pretty much self-explanatory - oh UEFI. "You can read more of what is known at H-Online, but the short summary is this: Samsung's UEFI implementation appears to be faulty. It was most likely tested with Windows only and found to work, but thorough testing with other operating systems doesn't appear to have been a priority - or perhaps a consideration at all. At present, the bug appears to affect Samsung 530U3C, 300E5C, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C, and NP900X4C series laptops; if you have one of those laptops, we recommend you exercise extreme caution if you have a need to boot into a Linux environment."
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segedunum
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2005-07-06

That wouldn't solve a thing. Open source, closed source, doesn't matter.

It would. The problem here is not the kernel code but understanding what on Earth this silly device is doing. If the source for that was known this would be a thread on the kernel list with some commits at the end for both the kernel and firmware.

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