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Can 't mount in hibernation

This is what happened, my vaio all of a sudden crash and i had to turn it off and when i booted it back up it failed to load windows 8, so i ran a check on the internal hard drive and it came back ...
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Black screen after 2nd/3rd boot on Lubuntu on a Sony VAIO PCG-K25

I am trying to run Lubuntu on my Sony VAIO PCG-K25. It works on first boot but on second or third boot it will just be a black screen. Here is the specs of the computer: RAM:446MB Processor: ...
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Where do I get windows 7 software for Virtualbox? [on hold]

I have just got a Sony Xperia phone. I am trying to connect that with the ubuntu OS I have. I was told it would work on ubuntu by the shop assistant..but that was a lie. Ubuntu is very new to me and I ...
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I have a Sony vpceh35fm with ubuntu 13.10 and it jumps all over

I have a Sony vpceh35fm with Ubuntu 13.10 and the trackpad cursor jumps all over. It is extremely hyper and uncontrollable. The longer I use it the more sensitive it gets. The option to disable while ...
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Can't load into windows 8 after advanced boot repair

I was trying to remove grub 2. I went into advance options of boot repair and selected 'restore MBR'. Then in MBR options I selected boot windows partition. After restarting I found the grub2 menu ...
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Ubuntu On Vaio pro 13

Can any one exactly describe how to install Ubuntu on sony vaio pro 13. If possible please upload a video on this.Many have this problem
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Ubuntu for Xperia E C1505? [duplicate]

Can I install Ubuntu in my Sony Xperia E C1505 by flashing the old android jb 4.1.1 ? If so, what features may I expect and what not ?
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Dual Boot problem with windows 7 64bit and ubuntu 12.04.4 32bit

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.04.4 on my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit preinstalled Sony Vaio S Series laptop (VPCS116FH). The problem is my laptop reboot when i choose "install ubuntu alongside with ...
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Need wireless drivers for Sony Vaio PCG 7V2L drivers

I cant seem to find wireless drivers that will work with ubuntu. I'm not sure where to look. Could someone advise? Thanks
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Problems connecting Android Device

Having problems detecting my Sony Xperia SP's (C5303) Internal Memory using my Acer Xc-600 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop. Having a quad core Intel I5-3470 and Nvidia Geforce GT620. Help me please ...
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Sony Vaio VPCCB driver issues

I have a VAIO VPCCB laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 lts as my single OS. I know my webcam and microphone don't work. Now that im using skype a lot more for group projects in school it is becoming a pain ...
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Boot problems after uninstalling Ubuntu

I have a Sony Vaio PC and after uninstalling Ubuntu from my laptop I went into a problem that I can't fix. I get a error message that says: SECURE BOOT FAILED! Your VAIO has detected an invalid ...
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Sony VAIO VPCEB1Z1E Ubuntu 13.10 Fan control

I'm searching for a way, to manage the laptops fan speed. It seems that it constantly runs at the same speed, so when I try for example playing games that put some stress on my computer, I can see ...
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How to enable my webcam in my sony Vaio

I am unable to use my web cam. Given below are the laptop's model details for your reference. laptop specifics: Sony Vaio E series VPCEH25EN
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Question regarding install on fresh drive

Quick question The hard drive on my 4+ year old VAIO laptop crashed. I contacted sony to get the recovery disk, but they want me to pay $160 for windows and drivers. I have hence decided to go the ...
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brightness can not be controlled in sony vaio laptop

Brightness is not varying. The screen is seemed to be in maximum brightness. Help me somebody please.
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Problem installing ubuntu 12.04 desktop on sony vaio duo 13

I bought new sony vaio duo 13 canadian english keyboard layout with window 8.. I tried more than 5 times installing ubuntu 12.04 using external cd drive. It is not working on sony vaio duo 13. But ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Setup does not detect Windows 8.1 on VAIO Tap 21!

So I've downloaded the 64-bit Ubuntu image, burnt it to disk and disabled secure boot via the UEFI setup menu... But when I run the installation on my Sony VAIO Tap 21, Ubuntu setup tells me that no ...
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Installing and Only Using Radeon HD 6630M on VAIO VPC-CB15F

At the moment my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card with the "X.org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati" drivers, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 in Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - Graphics

I have just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my old Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M. On the first boot i did the update&&upgrade and i notice that there was a notification icon on the top right ...
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Windows 7 home premium not loading after installing ubuntu 13.10

I have a SONY VAIO laptop with Windows 7 home premium being the default OS.After installing Ubuntu 13.10 i am not able to boot into Windows 7 home premium.Whenever I open Windows 7,it tells that there ...
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Installing Ubuntu along side of Windows 8.1 on Sony Vaio

I looked and didn't find help on my present laptop. Trying to dual boot on laptop, here are my stats: Sony Vaio: SVF15A18CXB OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: i7-3537U CPU @ 2 GHz Ram: 12 GB System: 64-bit ...
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Sony Vaio Fit SVF1521V1EB Cannot access secondary GPU

As a new Ubuntu user I've tried several distro's including Mint. Everything works except for my graphics card. The laptop has an GT 740M gpu which has Optimus. Now I've tried a lot of tutorials to the ...
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SMBIOS newer tha 2.7 not fully supported by dmicode VGN-FS485B

I have an old (2006) Sony Vaio (1.73 GHz,RAM upgraded to 2GB, model PCG-7L1M VGN-FS485B) which was happily running MS-XP until I decided to ditch it before April. I have reinstalled Ubuntu after ...
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Garbled caps/lowercase on Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B

I have replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 on my 2006 Sony Vaio (model PCG-7L1M VGN-FS485B, 1.73 GHz CPU, RAM upgraded to 2GB). It went OK and I was happy until: Firefox needed to open a new ...
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Motion Eye not working - on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VGN-CR19VN/B laptop and my motion eye camera isn't working. I tried it with Skype and it doesn't recognize it. I tried to search for additional drivers, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Wireless networks don't show up, touchpad and speakers don't work

I recently switched my laptop (Sony Vaio) to full on Ubuntu. I used to run Linux as a dual boot with windows 7. Yesterday when I installed it I was able to connect to the internet wirelessly just ...
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Music Metadata Missing

I recently installed Ubuntu,as well as Banshee. I have a Sony Walkman NWZ-E384 which I have been using, and for some reason when I transfer music files, they are all listed as "Unknown Artist" on the ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 - Does every feature works running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a sony vaio pro 13 model svp13217pbs Due to the issues that this model has with the wifi card, I got a little bit scared of buying it. Apparently these issues have been solved ...
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Ubuntu Problems in 12.04 and 13.10 on the Sony Vaio Fit

I got this Sony Vaio Fit SVF15A1C5E and I am now trying to get one of these Ubuntu releases to work. First off with Ubuntu 13.10 its graphics card did not work. It worked with 13.10 until I got a ...
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Problem getting 4K (UHD) output to Sony 65" 4K TV XBR-65X900A

I think I have tried everything... but hoping someone here can show me I haven't tried everything. I am unable to select or configure an output above 1080p on my Ubuntu machine. I have tried latest ...
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lspci shows wireless network device but network manager doesn't

The laptop is a Sony Vaio, model number vgn-cr290. I dropped it last night. The hard drive was bad, but I was able to fix that. After about 4 or 5 hours of trying to get wifi to work, I gave up. I ...
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Sony Walkman 3 in 1 and Ubuntu [closed]

I'm considering buying Sony Walkman 3 in 1 (headphones with included MP3 player in them), to be exact the name of model I want to buy is Sony NWZ-WH303. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 and I ...
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Turning off keyboard backlight not working in my sony vaio e series

I'm new to Ubuntu. I tried with many solutions i found in askUbuntu to turn off backlight in terminal, but it is asking password.Now the problem arises, even though i am entering the password the ...
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How to reduce screen brightness on Sony Laptop using Ubuntu 13.10?

I am a complete novice to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony Viao E-series laptop having NVidia graphics card. For the life of me, I can't seem to get the screen brightness down (The ...
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ubuntu 13.10 installation on sony vaio

i want to install ubuntu 13.10 on my sony vaio-sve15125 along side windows 8,so can you guys please tell me if AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M is supported with this version of Ubuntu? As i have faced issues ...
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unable to open ubuntu using Bootable ubuntu on my pendrive

I am Using Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E and windows vista,I created bootable ubuntu on my kingston 8GB pendrive using universal usb installer setup.I changed Boot options i.e enabled external usb drive and ...
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Installation on Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E Single Boot

I need to install Ubuntu single boot on a Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E laptop, which specs are: http://www.sony.fr/support/fr/product/SVS1511A4E/specifications The Bios is H20 and there is Nvidia card on ...
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Do Sony cameras with memory stick work with Ubuntu?

I'm considering buying a Sony Cybershot camera that uses memory stick. Would Ubuntu have any problems working with that format? Can I just connect the camera to my computer using USB cable to upload ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-FJ170, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fn keys combinations doesnt work

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my old sony Vaio VGN-FJ170. My problem is that laptop can't detect the press of Fn key. I investigated a bit and found that at least some functionality of sony-laptop ...
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How to connect sony xperia L in MTP mode with Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to connect Sony xperia L in MTP mode with ubuntu 13.10. I don't have any sdcard so i can't connect xperia L in Mass storage mode.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wont Boot on Sony Vaio vpceh [duplicate]

Installed a brand new Tosh 1tb hard disk on my Sony Vaio vpceh Laptop and tried Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LiveCD with no problems, so I installed it on the Hard Disk but when I turn on the PC all I get is a ...
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How to permanently set the screen brightness level in ubuntu 12.04 on Vaio E-series laptop?

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts running on my sony vaio E-series (vpceb44en). I have followed the post How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop? on howto ...
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Ubuntu and Sony VAIO Issue

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to install it on a external hard drive. When I do install it and try to run it on my computer on start up it gets either ignored or if it recognizes ...
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Ubuntu on Sony tablet S

As a Ubuntu user in my home/work I want to install it on my tablet. The tablet is a Sony tablet S, but I didn't found trustable info anywere. It is possible to install Ubuntu on Sony tablet S? If it ...
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lost the vertical scroll function in touchpad after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10

just upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10, my Laptop is a Sony SVE1512c6ew, scrolling worked perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04, doesnt work at all in 13.10 Runs Ubuntu 13.10 64bits (btw, tested it i ...
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Wifi needs reconfiguring again

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dualboot setup on a pre-installed Windows 8 Sony vaio laptop.I went to Additional Drivers under software and updates found the Broadcom 802.11 linus sta ...
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Can Get my Bluetooth Sony VGP-BPS33 working in Ubuntu

Iǘe just started with with Ubuntu. Everything works except my Sony VGP-BPS33 Bluetooth mouse. Any smart idea would be welcome! Tanks
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Problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio with Windows 8 and UEFI

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Sony Vaio with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to have a dual boot setup. If boot is set to UEFI mode, I cannot boot from the LiveCD. So I set it to Legacy ...
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Alps pointing device is not working properly in Ubuntu 13.10

After installing 13.10 on sony vaio VPCEH25EN I found vertical scroll is not working. Also mouse pointer not working reliably. Please someone help me in this issue. Thanks