Val, Voria's 'samsung-laptop' package builds a slightly modified kernel driver to make some features of certain machines work on pre-Quantal systems. For that reason, it used to override the 'samsung-laptop' driver that came with your version of the kernel. However, you can see that it's not relevant on Quantal anymore, since the changes have got into upstream kernel code and that's why it is not even available for Quantal.
To cut the long story short, my answer would be negative: certainly, Voria's package solves an issue or two for some but is completely unrelated to this issue. It's clear from the comments above that people are getting their machines bricked on 12.10 just fine.