Just a quick update to my previous post about Linux on the Samsung Series 9 2012. I have now upgraded the laptop to Fedora 17 and most things that were a problem are now working.
I have had this laptop for 3 months now and use Linux on it almost everyday. I only ever boot into Windows 7 to watch Netflix. It is an absolutely amazing laptop: fast, brilliant screen, easy to type keyboard and it looks great.
Works out the box in FC17. No changes required. Right click works perfectly now and so does two finger scroll.
The keyboard backlight now turns on when the laptop is in low light conditions. However, the function keys don’t work to adjust the brightness. So if you do want to do that you have to use the command line (must be run as root):
echo N > /sys/devices/platform/samsung/leds/samsung\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness
There is a still sometimes a problem with the brightness when resuming from suspend. I have just got used to it and enter my password to a black screen and alter the brightness.