Install Instructions for ElementaryOS / Ubuntu 12.04 LTE on Samsung Series 9 900X3E Notebook

Support Status
General: Almost everything works out-of-the-box. Video and Clickpad need little tweaking. After that, it’s stable and ready for daily work use.
Before you install Linux, please make sure you update all the firmwares, because that’s only possible to do that with Windows tools.

  • Video *
  • WiFi
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • Audio (including microphone), including Headset
  • USB
  • VGA Out
  • Webcam
  • Bluetooth
  • Keyboard backlight
  • Clickpad **
  • Suspend/Hibernate
  • Suspend on lid close
  • Partial
  • Function keys: Display Backlignht, Screen Switch, Touchpad on/off, Mute, Volume +/-
  • Battery status (sometime i feel like it’s a bit buggy)


  • Keyboard backlight?
  • Powersave Mode? (get about 4-5h battery in elementary os)


  • HDMI out (should work)
  • SD card (should work)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Intel Rapid Start Technology

Outstanding Issues

  • Keyboard backlight
  • Powersave Mode
  • Some FN Keys don’t work: Keyboard backlight on/off Wifi on/off, Energy Saver Mode