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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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Modem not working inside Sony Vaio

Ubuntu does not identify GSM modem. My laptop: Sony Vaio model: PCG-51 Lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Sony Vaio S external sheet battery not used under Ubuntu?

I have a problem with my Sony Vaio S Laptop and my external sheet battery. I do not know whether only the display is not appropriate or if the battery is never actually used, but when the bettery of ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Sony Vaio VPCEG1BFX/ What's Best Ubuntu version for Windows 7?

I want to first say that I've spent the past few days searching for different variations of this question without luck. So I apologize if this has been asked before. How We Got Here A few days ago ...
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how to boost up ubuntu 14.04 performance in Sony VAIO E series?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and getting very low performance. I have 4Gb RAM and intel core i3-2330M 2.20 GHz processor. Is it possible to improve performance?
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Booting a Sony Vaio computer running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have Sony VAIO Tap 20 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on it, but I am failing right from the beginning. I cannot get Ubuntu to launch. One particularity is that ...
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How to manage .pla files

Several mp3 players (in particular Sony Walkman) only support .pla files for playlists. Windows supports them natively. But how can I create/edit them in Ubuntu?
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How to fix Ubuntu touch screen problems on Sony Vaio laptops?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which has Touchscreen enabled. And I have ubuntu installed alongside the windows 8.1. But I can't use Touchscreen as I can in Windows 8.1 in my Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use ...
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How do I connect my bluetooth Jaybird Bluebuds X to my Sony VAIO?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony VAIO VPCCW290X. I turn Bluetooth on and click "set up new device" and set my Jaybird Bluebuds X to pairing mode. after about 4 seconds, the buds stop trying to pair. ...
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after upgrading my sony vaio laptop to ubuntu 14.04. my wifi signal has dropped drastically,

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01) Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e044] Kernel driver in use: ath9k I'm ...
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All my pictures have disappeared without deleting?

All my pictures have disappeared without me deleting them? I use a Sony Vaio laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Where are my pictures?
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Slow Internet Connection with 14.04 LTS on Sony Vaio laptop

I am new to Ubuntu and it has made using the Internet a painfully slow experience. The Internet works fast on my other devices fine so I assume there is an issue with the software. I have a Sony Viao. ...
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Kubuntu installation doesn't detect my windows 7 partition

My problem is that Kubuntu 15.04 doesn't detect my Windows 7 partition. My BIOS mode is set to legacy. I tried several things shown on different platforms, but none worked for me.
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Sony USB3.0 stick (USM64GXL) not recognized

My Ubuntu 14.10 installation doesn't recognize my USB stick. Could anyone help me? lsusb sees the device, but not fdisk or any other tool. I thought I had problems with libmtp and uninstalled it, ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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AR9287 Wifi authentification required

You are my last hope. I wanted to change my os to Ubuntu 15.04. Everything seemed ok, but my wifi module Artheros ar9287 thinks, that my wifi password is wrong and I get stuck on "authentification ...
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How to install Playmemories home Software?

I use Sony Vaio laptop. And I would like to install playmemories home, which is a software developed and released by Sony which is not available for Linux I believe. But for a testing I want to ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio (Ubuntu 14.10) [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (SVE1411DFXB), and I want turn off the keyboard backlight. I've tried a lot, but without any success so far. Please help me to disable the backlight.
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Trouble with WPA-EAP wireless network connection with Sony Vaio VPC-EA43FX [duplicate]

Just installed Linux and connects fine to the wireless network at home which is a typical WPA network. The problem though is at my work where the network there is WPA Enterprise with Protected EAP. On ...
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Ubuntu on a Sony xperia c1905? Can this be done?

Is it at all possible to install Ubuntu touch or a more relevant Ubuntu operating system on a Sony xperia c1905 with android 4.3? The intention being to fully reformat to Ubuntu. Will I have full ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
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Sony vaio Keyboard back-light svf1531b4e

I have a sony vavio svf1531b4e and I I want to turn OFF its keyboard back-light. Please help me it's important.
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Grub never shows, always boots to Windows 8.1 - Sony Vaio

I hope this won't be marked as a duplicate as I've tried almost all answers to similar questions I could find on this site. My Sony Vaio runs Windows 8.1 and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.10 on it. ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from my Sony vaio SSD laptop

I have tried booting ubuntu 14.04 with DVD, but screen just goes black and stuck on vaio icon, nothing happens. Is there a problem with my SSD (is sony ultra book)? Wasn't sure if I had windows virus ...
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subwoofer not working in viao SVF15212SNB laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my sony vaio laptop SVF15212SNB. I am having issues with sound. normal sound works ok, but subwoofer etc are not working. I installed daily dkms package as well . but no ...
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How do I permanently disable my touchscreen on Sony VAIO

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio SVP1322X2EB. It's working great only I noticed that the touchscreen (which is enabled by default) affects my battery life. I don't use it, so now I ...
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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Update to 14.04 Hardware

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N11S running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Is the hardware of my computer good enough to update to 14.04 Trusty Thur? Is a update recommanded? I am new to Ubunutu and this Forum so ...
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Stable Ubuntu build for Sony Ericssion NEO-V MT11i

I am new to Ubuntu world. But very much interested to have Ubuntu on my Sony Ericssion NEO-V MT11i-Haida. Can some one please guide me. As of now, it's on CM11. Step by step would be great, and ...
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Sony Vaio Ricoh Webcam not working

I've been stumped by this for a couple of days now trying to get my webcam on my laptop working with my Ubuntu. It is a dual booted Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 if that matters for anything. My webcam works ...
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any ubuntu touch for sony xperia t2 ultra(D5303)? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu touch on my Sony Xperia T2 device.Any Ubuntu touch for sony xperia t2 ultra(D5303)? When will Ubuntu Touch be available for this device?
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Prevent LED blinking on Sony Vaio

I own a Sony Vaio VPCSB18GG model laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04. The dedicated power button has a LED built-in. The LED glows green when the laptop is being used. But when the battery is say, 30%, it ...
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battery recalibration tool Sony Vaio, battery Li-ion

I`m searching for recalibration battery tool for Li-ion battery of my Sony Vaio laptop. Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Battery last for max. 10 min. there is just just 2 ways to solve it: 1 . recalibrate and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot on Sony Vaio pcg7l1m

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio PGN7L1M. My CD drive doesn't work but I have an external connected. I have a boot DVD and a boot USB. Neither will boot. The booting options I can choose ...
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How to open mtp files from a Sony Walkman in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and I cannot open any music files directly from my Sony Walkman NWZ-E353 (mp3 player). I used to be able to them open directly in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 but now with Lubuntu I ...
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graphic and sound problem with SONY VAIO VGN-FS980 UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

First Ubuntu was a little slow with the graphics so I decided find for new drivers but after installing the intel graphic installer, the graphics and the computer in general are faster but the cursor ...
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Sony Vaio Keyboard Light not working VPCSB Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony Vaio VPCSB. The keyboard light is not working along with the keyboard sensor (in Windows you can cover the sensor and they Keyboard lights would come on. Does ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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How to Install Sony Vegas Pro in Ubuntu 14.10

A couple of weeks ago, I heard that Microsoft is making .NET Framework to work in Ubuntu. So So many Windows softwares are using .NET Framework. Then Now I think, Its possible to install the most of ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 14.04

My webcam does not work and says it's not found. After typing lsusb, my computer shows: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b28a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd However, I have Sony Visual Communication ...
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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Ambient Light Sensor Sony Vaio

I want to install the ambient light sensor on my laptop but it is not possible that they are not drivers. As I can do because I am a novice in free software and this I like and do not want to another ...
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Awkward Dual Boot Problems

I had Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8.1 using Luis Alvarado's answer. It worked for several days fine (grub was appearing) but yesterday I changed some setting regarding power in ...
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High fan speed after suspend

It seems this is a common problem, but I still cannot find a good solution. After a cold boot, my laptop runs perfectly, but after resuming from suspend, the fan kicks in to 100% and blows out cold ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ...
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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a sony vaio and I can no longer detect wireless networks, how do I fix this?

I have a Sony Vaio, bought in 2013 so it's a fairly new model. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I cannot connect to wifi- or even detect any wifi. I've tried to install drivers and even tried a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB failing to boot on Sony Vaio vgn-nw240f [duplicate]

I created a LiveUSB using usb-creator-gtk with an MD5-sum verified xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. I then confirmed the LiveUSB integrity by verifying all its files against md5sum.txt. I then ...