The samsung book pro 360 really is a great laptop. Very slim and lightweight. I like it a lot.
First thing after booting into windows for the first time I tore it apart to insert a second 1TB pcie m2 drive. (Opening a brand new laptop always gets me excited.) After reassembly I installed arch linux and setup multi boot. 300% storage! Really glad they included a second working pcie m2 slot.
Issues with linux:
There are just a few. Unfortunately there are no drivers for the fingerprint reader. (Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1c7a:057e LighTuning Technology Inc. EgisTec EH57E)
As far as I know there are no drivers to configure the battery protection (It is possible from windows to limit the maximum charge). Fortunately the selected setting continues to work under linux it just can't be changed.
Unfortunately the keyboard backlight control also seems proprietary. (It may be possible to change it by sending some special keycodes but I have not yet delved into that.)
From what I could gather the keyboard backlight control and battery protection is controlled by a non public samsung uefi api. With the bricking issues of older samsung laptops I am not sure if I really want to experiment around by writing into the UEFIs memory. It would be really great to get documentation for that api or some basic drivers from samsung.
As I often use it like a tablet I found it annoying that grub only works with keyboard input. I always had to awkwardly reach around and use the keyboard to select my os.
I searched for a way to fix my issue so I installed REFIND as it apparently has touch support. Sadly though the touch support didn't work. So I cloned its source code and added a bunch of log statements.
The UEFI provides 3 simple pointer devices and 3 absolute pointer devices.
All can be successfully initialized.
You can find the UEFI spec here: (https://uefi.org/sites/default/files/resources/UEFI%20Spec%202_6.pdf)
It's for version 2.6 and I think the laptop uses 2.7 but the differences shouldn't matter.
Relevant page: 544 - Absolute Pointer Protocol
I decided to investigate the absolute pointer devices further:
Can be reset successfully.
Can be reset successfully.
UEFI reset fails.
But this devices seems the most sane of the three.
It's also the only device that clears the state structure when requesting the state from it.
Sadly it just zeros it out. It returns ERROR 6 might mean EFI_NOT_READY but I am not sure. In any case it should not return an error.
Actually retrieving the state fails on all three of these devices but the wait for input seems to work. So at least one of the devices properly registers the touches. How touching :D.
Did the S Pen have pen pressure/tilt etc right out of the box? Or did you just mean that it worked the same as finger touch? I'm wondering what kind of driver you would use for the S Pen in linux, or if there are ANY at all.
Pen works beautifully straight out of the box (on latest Manjaro at least). Can be observed in drawing software such as Xournal++, including pressure. I'm unsure about how to observe tilt. There are some miscellaneous events in the output of `evtest`, so that could be it.
Hi there. I also bougth a samsung galaxy book pro 360 and have not been able to install linux with dual boot option. The distro I chose was Mint Cinamon flavour. Mi laptop wont even boot the distro from de usb properly. I managed the laptop to locate the distro so I found myself selecting linux mint over windows 11 at boot time but all it happens is that I can see the Mint logo loading and the the computer enter in a non graphycal mode showing a bunch of errors that leads now where. I have no idea how to proceed .... Any help you could offer?
I think georgefst is right you should go to the linux mint forum. But I want to add that running linux on this laptop REQUIRES very new drivers and a very new kernel. Also the uefi is weird. If your installation media is older it might not have them. Also check if the install media actually works on a different machine.
Ps: I don't want to discourage you and I don't know your skill level but running linux on this laptop is not ideal for beginners. It's not officially supported. If you want to learn "linux" you should first run it on supported hardware. (Or use Wsl although its not the same) I think that linux is not acutally free (on unsupported platforms) because you pay with your time. Always keep that in mind.
That's a good point actually, and something that I take for granted running Manjaro. Which is not an ideal beginner distro (although to be honest, far from the worst).