December 10, 2008 at 5:30 pm #159943
I thought I would compile a list of the driver versions that came on the NC10 as well those that are available from Samsung and from the OEM vendor themselves. All versions should be for WInXP Home/Pro 32-bit unless otherwise noted. The links are for the US and English. If you want to check your own country for differences, please use that support center (WLAN drivers are probably different between the countries due to frequency licensing).
** Official Driver List — Samsung or OEM website direct only **
*note: from my personal experience, Samsung doesn’t use any driver customization. The OEM drivers shoulf function the same or better as long as they are newer (pending any new bugs 🙂 ).
*The NC10 and the NC10-SE and NC110 share the same basic hardware, so the drivers should be compatible, but the BIOSes are different.
Base NC10: US, purchased 2008-11, original hardware revisions for first run NC10
WLAN – Atheros AR5007EG
initial: ? (16.00.00.00 based)
Atheros: N/A (Atheros doesn’t provide direct drivers)
* note – unofficial drivers can be found with higher version number. see below.
Sound – Realtek ALC272
Realtek: 126.96.36.19953 (R2.35 on the website)
*note: if you want Samsung EDS, you have to get that as part of the official Samsung Driver; it seems that if you update with the Realtek driver, you need to reinstall EDS to get it work again (or you can create your own combo install back by overwriting the sound driver in the Samsung package)
*note: Realtek updates their drivers VERY frequently, but not necessarily a lot changes. This single driver pack supports a lot of chips and a lot of vendors.
Camera – Namuga 1.3M USB (id 326)
Samsung: 343.2001.4001.7 or 343.2001.4001.13
* NC10 download page has only .7 version, but the N310 page as .13. There is also a new camera driver with version 7.* — this is for a different camera than the Namuga one, so the camera on newer NC10 models may be different.
Namuga/Vimicro: N/A (model doesn’t exist on wither website)
Bluetooth – Broadcom 2045
(website has a small app that just always gets the most current version from there servers–no direct download of actual driver)
Unoffical Drivers (not from Samsung or OEM’s website directly)
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Atheros: v188.8.131.529 from http://www.atheros.cz/
Touchpad: v184.108.40.206 from http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index.php?showtopic=15103
2008-12-10 updated Broadcom Bluetooth to 220.127.116.1100
2008-12-11 added link to websites/drivers, added UNOFFICIAL SECTION
2008-12-20 fixed Intel chipset and GMA links, new Samsung Marvell driver, new Realtek sound driver
2008-12-21 new Marvell LAN
2008-12-22 new firmware 04CA
2009-01-01 new Realtek drivers, Broadcom info, fixed US support page link
2009-01-08 fixed intel GMA link
2009-01-23 updated Samsung Bluetooth, Realtek
2009-01-27 updated Atheros drivers (18.104.22.168)
2009-02-26 updated Realtek and Broadcom
2009-03-17 update BIOS info, Realtek
2009-04-03 update NC110 info/BIOS, new Realtek driver and link (Realtek seems to reorg their site all the time)
2009-04-20 update Intel links, 07CA BIOS
2009-05-12 updated Broadcom, Marvell, Realtek, unofficial Atheros, unofficial Synaptics
2009-07-06 updated BIOS, Samsung LAN, Realtek, unofficial drivers, Broadcom
2009-07-26 upated Samsung Bluetooth, unofficial Synaptics
2009-08-06 updated BIOS, camera, LAN, sound
2009-09-15 updated BIOS, intel chipset, camera info, LAN, sound, Bluetooth, unofficial drivers
2009-10-16 updated Realtek, Marvell, SynapticsDecember 11, 2008 at 2:04 am #174645
To get hotkeys working, you need to install:
Samsung Easy Display Manager – allows most hotkeys to function
Samsung Battery Manager – maybe not needed, but probably works with speedup manager
Samsung Easy Keyboard-it allows the Samsung Magic Doctor (Fn+F7) and Easy SpeedUp Manager (Fn+F8) keys to workDecember 11, 2008 at 2:10 am #174646
would it make sense to have this be a sticky?December 11, 2008 at 10:50 am #174641RsaeireMember
would it make sense to have this be a sticky?
That is a great idea.
Jez, or any other moderators, can you make it so please?December 11, 2008 at 11:27 am #174664nadz.1Member
Have a look at this thread.
it has over 100,000 views!!!!!!!!!
I love the way this thread has been updated, I truly believe it will make the lives of all NC10 users easier by having this thread sticky and also updated when new official drivers/Firmware’s are released for the NC10.
🙂December 11, 2008 at 11:40 am #174640jezMember
And like in the eee thread above, please keep to official and legit releases only 🙂December 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm #174670KessoronMember
Touchpad – get v22.214.171.124 from
http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=15103December 11, 2008 at 9:45 pm #174647
I went through and added links to the relevant site so people don’t need to search through them. I do plan on keeping it offical, but I added a small section to list the unoffical ones. BUT USE ANYTHING NON OFFICIAL AT YOUR OWN RISK. If it’s not coming from Samsung or the OEM, you can’t verify what you’re installing.December 20, 2008 at 8:57 pm #174648
I was going to look at the Broadcom software today, and something is going on. It just links to an outside site partnered with Broadcom but talking about USB adapters. Strange.December 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm #174677jarathirteenMember
The drivers here have helped me get Vista(Lite) onto the Samsung NC-10. The vista experience is at 2.7 and not sluggish at all. I am also getting 6+ hours at middle brightness and WiFi on. I have not managed to get the Webcam working ? Would appreciate some help anyone ? Reg’ J13January 1, 2009 at 1:00 am #174649
The drivers here have helped me get Vista(Lite) onto the Samsung NC-10. The vista experience is at 2.7 and not sluggish at all. I am also getting 6+ hours at middle brightness and WiFi on. I have not managed to get the Webcam working ? Would appreciate some help anyone ? Reg’ J13
The webcam will likely be a problem. As of when I last checked, there is no misting for the specific webcam model on the manufacturers site, so you’re stuck with what Samsung provides, which is WinXP only at the moment.January 1, 2009 at 2:00 am #174666PanManMember
Webcam working under Vista using the samsung Vista drivers & software for the R510
For the camera scroll down to the bottom of the drivers page & grab the Namuga ones not the Vimicro ones from the top.
click meJanuary 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm #174643hefMember
nice smiley on the whiteboard.January 4, 2009 at 12:03 am #174667PanManMember
nice smiley on the whiteboard.
that’s what whiteboards are for isn’t it ;o)January 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm #174678jarathirteenMember
PanMan, tried that driver : No Joy, thanks though.
USB Video Device
The required section was not in the INF
Ah well with my mug for the best.
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