Bios mode may also have problems

Date: 2013-02-10 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I bought my samsung NP530U3B last July and never booted it in UEFI mode, only Bios mode. Installed Linux next to the pre-installed Windows 7 and after 3 days tun into a problem. I don't know what caused it, could be i was installing updates in Windows, or that is was cause by Linux (opensuse), but suddenly it would not poweroff anymore nor hibernate/sleep. Sent it for repair by samsung and they replaced the motherboard. SO I suspect something in their firmware that may be triggered either in UEFI or Bios mode can damage this laptop. Since then it has been working ok
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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