7 years ago
  Samsung (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works partially
What works:

Cinnamon 17.1 32-bit Live DVD boots from external USB drive, goes online.

What doesn't work:

Brightness is not adjustable. The keys work and the visual feedback "slider" moves between ~90% and full, but the brightness stays the same.

What was done to make it work:

Brightness is adjustable before OS boots, e.g. on syslinux boot menu.

Additional notes:

atom n450 CPU, integrated graphics, n10/ich7 chipset.