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Samsung NP550P5C

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Samsung NP550P5C laptop. If you have the Samsung NP550P5C and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Samsung NP550P5C specifications page.

NameSamsung NP550P5C
ProcessorIntel Core i7 Quad Core processor*
Screen15“ brilliant HD+ (1600 x 900)* SuperBright screen.
RAM8 GB
HDD1000 GB
Optical DriveNo
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GT650M graphics card
Network
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235, 2 x 2 802.11 abg/n (up to 300Mbps), Widi Support

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks (8 Cpu's)
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Graphics ChipWorks, (nouveau Driver)
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundWorks
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
USBUSB2 works (I have no USB3 Device)
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks
KeyboardWorks
TouchPadWorks
Fingerprint Readern.a.
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Samsung NP550P5C here.

2013-02
Have to disable Secure Boot and switch to CSM Mode. UEFI Bug. I just talked to Samsung Support
UEFI Firmware Update is expected to be released soon. Installation with Debian 7 RC1 Installer
works ok. I accidently deleted the EFI Boot Partition and always get the error Message that
no boot device can be found. One can boot the System by hitting F4 Key while the Samsung Logo
is displayed. Hit F2 Key to get to the UEFI Settings Menu (while the Samsung Logo is displayed).

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the Samsung NP550P5C works with Linux here.

First quick look it works ok with Debian 7 RC1. Will wait for the UEFI Update and try again
with UEFI enabled.


Discussion

Mike, 2013/10/01 11:16

I have the Chilean version with optical drive that works very well.

In contrast, the Nvidia Optimus technology is not supported for this model (AFAK on 1/10/2013) for Fedora 19 distro. So, the battery life is very short (about 120 minutes). The sound quality is very good. I love this lap but it's was hard for a newbie like me to setup with dual boot (W8 / Linux).

Linux user, 2013/07/30 23:49

I have samsung np550p5c uk version.
i have installed ubuntu 13.04 along side with win 8( which came with laptop).

successfully able to boot into ubuntu and able look into the win 8 partions but unable to boot into win 8.

tried many of methods suggested in the forums none of them worked.
chkdsk on recovery command prompt gives me “drive is locked”.
cd C:\ on cmd prompt gives me , “no suitable file system ….
drive is corrupted or system drivers are corrupted”

not sure what is the problem. will call samsung support

Sanjeev, 2014/03/01 04:31

i am using np550p5c-s05in

i having debian with uefi setup,
both nvidia and its cuda works perfectly, but setting up can be tricky

problems are
1. subwoofer, where it stops working after sometime(Still front speakers works perfectly).
2. win8 gets corrupted easily,when using any linux after shutdown(by restarting) from win8 in uefi, specifically when mount windows drives without ro(read-only) options.(advise: never run win8 in UEFI mode(only on secured mode))
3. current nvidia 331.x drivers are having problems such that on running big graphic applications like game and others, it crashes immeditely,(but not on cuda applications)

gus, 2014/04/07 23:26

Did you solved the subwoofer problem? I'm facing the same… no sound comes out but no problem with front speakers.

Sanjeev, 2014/04/09 14:22

subwoofer, cuts off mostly when running on battery, i am able to restore by plugging in and out my headphones. i also appended line “options snd-hda-intel model=samsung power_save=0”.

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