> I hope, though, that samsung is still working on this issue. Does anyone know?
Samsung is actively investigating the issue with their firmware, and good progress is being made on understanding the issue. We don't have any ETA on a firmware update. In the meantime, users are advised to install using Ubuntu images that have the fixed samsung-laptop module if they are installing on a UEFI-enabled Samsung machine - either the daily build of 12.04, or the daily build of 13.04, or the 12.04.2 final media when it becomes available this month.