Samsung Series 7 Slate XE700T1A

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System Specification

  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2467M (1.6GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 System Memory at 1333MHz
  • Hard-Drive: 64GB Solid-state Drive (128GB is also available)
  • Screen: 11.6" LCD (1366x768)
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  • Touchscreen: Atmel maXTouch Digitizer (10 points)
  • WiFi: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230, 2 x 2 802.11abg/n
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0


Getting into and navigating the BIOS is a challenge in itself.

  1. Turn the Tablet on and then press the home button a few times.
  2. A menu will come, up but only briefly, you must press one of the volume rocker buttons before it disappears. Pressing the home button at this point will close this dialogue so don't keep pressing the home button for too long.
  3. Select the setup option with the volume rockers and then press the screen lock button to select it. The BIOS will now load.

To Navigate the BIOS, the home, button is escape, the lock button is enter, the volume rocker buttons are up and down and the volume rocker buttons and the lock button pressed simultaneously are left and right.

Use this to enable Legacy USB. This allowed me to use a USB keyboard, and gave me the option to boot from USB. From here it's your classic Arch install.



The wireless chip works out of the box. However, if you put the networkmanager deamon before gdm, it can sometimes cut out.


The xf86-video-intel driver works well with no xorg.conf. After installing xorg,

pacman -S xf86-video-intel


The touch screen works out of the box (all-be-it only single touch) with x86-input-evdev and the pen works almost perfectly with x86-input-wacom.

In order to get the pen button to emulate a right click, go into the Wacom settings in System Preferences.


So far I have not been able to get Multitouch working, however, I feel I am getting close. After installing utouchAUR from the AUR, I was able to get the computer to recognise multiple touches when I ran as root

# utouch-frame-test-mtdev /dev/input/event8

If your device is not /dev/input/event8, then you can find out the location, buy running

# xinput
# xinput list-props 13

Replace 13 with the ID of hte Atmel maXTouch Digitizer. The Device Node should give you the path to the device.


After installing Gnome, the sound works without any extras. The rocker buttons on the side also work without any problems.


The to get the webcam to work, gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins or similar is required.