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    Phoronix: Linux Bricks Some UEFI Samsung Laptops

    Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4ODQ

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Linux Bricks Some UEFI Samsung Laptops

    Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4ODQ
    UEFI the anti-linux technique.

    Did anyone expect anything good ?

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    • #3
      Correction

      A Samsung linux driver bricks some Samsung laptops. Obviously it has little to do with Linux as a whole.

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      • #4
        Samsung sure provides the users with an additional freedom to destroy their hardware via software methods if they wish to : http://marcin.juszkiewicz.com.pl/201...ur-chromebook/

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        • #5
          And also this one : http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=...3&cid=42737901

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          • #6
            Maybe it is the Samsung laptop that is bad if it can get bricked so easy?

            If software can brick the system, then the system is faulty to begin with.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by necro-lover View Post
              UEFI the anti-linux technique.

              Did anyone expect anything good ?
              Indeed. All the more power for $.

              But some idiots did expect and still do expect. Canonical was/is among them. That's why I find this very sad news and major PR catasthrope still very hilarious.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by necro-lover View Post
                UEFI the anti-linux technique.

                Did anyone expect anything good ?
                Stupid engineers is the problem. Not UEFI.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                  Stupid engineers is the problem. Not UEFI.
                  I'm not so sure about this:

                  http://www.h-online.com/open/news/fo...14372428/read/

                  In such case uefi is worthless and dangersous anti-Linux troublemaker.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    Maybe it is the Samsung laptop that is bad if it can get bricked so easy?

                    If software can brick the system, then the system is faulty to begin with.
                    Flashrom can brick just about any board. So most systems fall into your wide-casting net.

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