Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

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killthebabysitter
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Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby killthebabysitter » 30/01/2011, 4:54

Figured I would share with everyone how I got my Q430 working in full with Ubuntu 10.04.

1. Install Ubuntu
2. Plug in LAN and update everything, and install nvidia and wireless restricted drivers.
3. Enable two finger scrolling
gedit /home/EnableTwoFingerScrolling.sh
#!/bin/sh
# Enable Two Finger Scrolling Script
sleep 5 # This seems to make the script work 100% of the time
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=48
Save and exit gedit
Add /bin/sh /home/EnableTwoFingerScrolling.sh to Startup applications

4. Enable backlight control
Samsung Brightness Control
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install nvidia-bl-dkms
sudo gedit /etc/modules
add the line nvidia_bl

5. Misc tools
sudo apt-get install samsung-tools

That's it! Now you can let your i5 breathe!

Thanks to all the guys on this forum for your hard work!

Enjoy,
Alex

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Re: Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby samwathegreat » 27/05/2011, 11:56

Please Help:

I also have a Q430, and found your post very helpful. I had everything working great on 10.04, however, it has been necessary for me to update to 11.04 (Natty)

The Two Finger Scrolling trick works just fine.

The backlight, however, is driving me crazy! I've tried everything in this forum, and several others.

There is no instance of nvidia-bl-dkms in the voria repository for Natty. Installing the Lucid version does not work. Also tried installing nvidia-bl-dkms from one of the mac repositories (because they also use 310M)

The samsung-backlight package installs fine from voria, but also has no affect.

I've tried adding kernel parameters to my grub configuration per some other threads/suggestions with no results.

Can someone look into this? I've spent hours trying to get this to work. I've started over (fresh install) a couple of times now (I always un-do any changes I've made once I've confirmed they don't work)

I've got everything working great (disabled unity, running compiz with Nvidia drivers, and desktop effects enabled) except no backlight control. Thanks for any assistance you can give.

-samwathegreat

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Re: Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby crandrad » 05/06/2011, 4:29

Same here.. i got everything working on 10.10 ..but in natty, brightness simply doesn't work.

Also i noticed that nvidia drivers are not recognizing the powersave options of my xorg.conf

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Re: Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby crandrad » 05/06/2011, 23:22

You can find the nvidia_bl package in https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support/+archive/ppa

And now the brighness control works.. however its too dark now. There is a way to increase the brighness ?

I've updated the nvidia driver to the lastest, but the power managing features aren't working. (probably its a linux/ubuntu bug)

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Re: Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby rarew » 20/08/2011, 20:20

Hi guys, it is so exciting to hear that you have made it work. I have a SF410 which has similar hardware to Q430. However, I can not get the i5+nvidia working. How did you do? Especially, how did you get the compiz effects? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Samsung Q430 Ubuntu 10.04 Fully Working

Postby killthebabysitter » 21/08/2011, 13:13

rarew

What exactly is not working? What version of Ubuntu? If you're using something other than 10.04 I can't really help. I refuse to upgrade to the newer versions of Ubuntu unless they get rid of Unity.


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