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notebook Galaxy SIII 4G (GT-I9305)
model: Galaxy SIII 4G (GT-I9305)(model id: 2188)
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
Replicant 6.0
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
(works, but without 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
(it does not work)
webcam model:
(it works)
Description:

With Parabola: The compatibility with free software is 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.

With Replicant 6.0: The compatibility with free software is "Class E (Garbage)" because the support for the modem isn't finished and the device reboots because of that.

With Replicant 11: 3D acceleration works but the modem and many other things aren't supported yet.

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.

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