Package Details: samsung-tools 2.3.3-1

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Package Base: samsung-tools
Description: Tools for Samsung laptops
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: None
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: voria
Votes: 45
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2010-05-31 05:49
Last Updated: 2017-12-31 13:08

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nicba1010 commented on 2021-08-22 21:53

What makes this package out of date? I'd adopt it if it is actually out of date.

eticre commented on 2014-11-19 23:10

not working

nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: Traceback (most recent call last):
nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: File "/usr/share/samsung-tools/", line 31, in <module>
nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: from backends.system.options import Options
nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: File "/usr/share/samsung-tools/backends/system/", line 26, in <module>
nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: class Options(dbus.service.Object):
nov 20 00:08:08 gretto org.voria.SamsungTools.System[315]: AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Object'

sqbox commented on 2014-08-28 00:12

Since kernel version 3.16, I've been having problems with the backlight on my ATIV Book 8.

First, the function keys to control the brightness stopped working. I've fixed that by adding acpi_backlight=vendor to the kernel parameters.

Second, after a resume the backlight does not come on at all. The screen is not black, but so dark it is almost impossible to read. This problem is very intermittent and I can't reproduce it consistently. I've played with video.use_native_backlight but haven't found a solution.

postblue commented on 2014-08-15 20:39

As @smrtg suggested it in samsung-tools-git, pm-utils has to be removed from the dependencies here and from the developpement as well: it seems to conflict with systemd's LidSwitch.

With Samsung Tools installed, resuming from a LidSwitch suspend leads back to suspend a few seconds later.
Without Samsung Tools installed, so without pm-utils installed, suspend is working as expected.

AFAIK it would lead to some code refactoring, as VM writeback, Devices Power Management and USB autosuspend are pm-hooks. They can be handled by UDEV rules, as described in Arch wiki's Power Save page. We can even make them depending on power supply events.

Enabling wireless with the Fn combination leads to some weird "Wireless cannot be enabled", despite it's enabled after a while.
Blacklisting the samsung_laptop module gives the right message, but the battery life seems to be impacted.

systemd-backlight doesn't restore the backlight level (Linux 3.16.1, GNOME 3.12.2, systemd 215-4), I have to force X11 to use intel_backlight instead of samsung's to make it work.
intel_backlight is less smooth than samsung's used to be, the minimal level is a black screen, but samsung's isn't adjusting backlight at all now.
Adding acpi_backlight=vendor and other stuff to GRUB makes no change on my N210.

mvn23 commented on 2014-06-10 18:34

Disregard my previous comment, solved by uninstalling laptop-mode-tools...

mvn23 commented on 2014-06-10 18:18

If I enable samsung-tools.service to start on boot, I am unable to control the webcam until the system service is stopped. In the gui, all webcam-related settings are greyed out and samsung-tools -s webcam returns "Webcam control is not available." If I then run samsung-tools -S followed by another samsung-tools -s webcam, it returns the actual status of the webcam.

If I disable start on boot this problem does not appear, but the devices are not set to their initial state until I run the service manually so I disabled start on boot and run the service from .bashrc as a workaround.

Note that the webcam itself works as expected as long as the uvcvideo module is loaded.
If you need more info please let me know.

voria commented on 2013-10-01 16:53

@PostBlue: thanks for reporting, the problem is now fixed on the git repository :)

postblue commented on 2013-09-29 13:20

Since the deprecation of /etc/sysctl.conf [1], the kernel parameters' button isn't working anymore, because there's no /etc/sysctl.conf anymore (creating the file brings back the option). I suggest that samsung-tools read and write a file like /etc/sysctl.d/99-samsung-tools.conf, what it should have done for ages : not touching the base system files and add parameters in an individual configuration file.


voria commented on 2013-08-05 09:13

Done, thanks for reporting :)

j00b commented on 2013-08-04 23:40

Could you please add 'dbus-glib' as a requirement, as it will not start without it.