Booting Linux using UEFI can brick Samsung laptops

Posted by slacker_mike on Jan 30, 2013 4:02 PM EDT; By djwm
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Booting Linux using UEFI just once on various Samsung laptops is enough to permanently stop them working. Several reports have been posted on the Ubuntu bug tracker, but the problem is likely to also be present in other Linux distributions, as it appears to be caused by a kernel driver for Samsung laptops. Kernel developers are currently discussing a change which would disable the driver when booting via UEFI.

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