Linked by Radio on Fri 1st Feb 2013 22:57 UTC
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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RE[4]: Return the laptop!
by TechGeek on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Return the laptop!"
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"I would love to know why you got voted down.

Oh, come now, you already know why. I dared to criticize the amazing, wonderful, cannot possibly have any bugs, everyone should use it Linux. It's not cool to do that, even when it's true.

You probably got voted down for being a troll. If you bothered to look through the links, you would see that even if that driver were the problem, it was provided by Samsung. Second, its not the driver itself as much as the way that the driver interacts with the totally non standard way Samsung handles the BIOS. Like I mentioned above, writing to non permanent memory should not be able to brick a laptop.

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RE[5]: Return the laptop!
by lucas_maximus on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 16:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Return the laptop!"
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It is still not fault UEFI is it? Which is what Thom was complaining about.

Edited 2013-02-03 16:21 UTC

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RE[6]: Return the laptop!
by TechGeek on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 17:24 in reply to "RE[5]: Return the laptop!"
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Its not the fault of UEFI in general. The problem lies with Samsung and the way they handled things on certain laptops. Poor execution rather than poor design.

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