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notebook Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300)
model: Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300)(model id: 2187)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
not-specified
vendor:
SAMSUNG
architecture:
ARM
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
not-specified
year of commercialization:
not-specified
compatibility with free software:
E-garbage
tested on:
Parabola GNU/Linux
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
(not specified how it works)
wifi model:
(it does not work)
webcam model:
(it works)
Description:
As Replicant is not an allowed distribution, I've to set the compatibility with free software to E, as Parabola cannot boot on the device that easily: The nonfree bootloader is incompatible with upstream Linux, which makes parabola impossible to boot unless you compile your own kernel or install another nonfree bootloader. The Internal WiFi also doesn't with free software. The GPU probably works nowadays, and the modem is still unsupported upstream. That device also supported by Replicant 6.0, and here it would be a "Class D (Bronze)" as "More than one device is not supported": The GPS doesn't work, nor the WiFi, nor Bluetooth, plus there is no 3D acceleration. On Replicant >=9, we may have 3D acceleration but it's not really mandatory if most applications work fine without it.

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