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Sony Vaio takes hours to boot

I have a Sony Vaio SVF15213CBB with both windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 that I use often. Yesterday, I tried to start the computer but nothing happened, it made the noise of the hard drive running and lit ...
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Unable to open / read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder

I have a sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from sony (I found the CD's in the package i have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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Wifi Dongle Blocked by Hardware Switch

I have the problem on an old (2008) Sony Vaio VGN FW5 that the wifi is blocked by a switch. In Windows, I used to use a wifi dongle, however the dongle is now also blocked by the hardware switch in ...
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nvidia driver in 16.04 - GT216M - sony vaio [duplicate]

Hi i upgrade system do 16.04 - and cannot use drivers. Now have 640x480 display only available. root@lapop-vaio:/home/grek# lspci |grep NVI 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

I hope you can help me quickly, even if my english isn't very well at this time. So: I got a Sony Vaio and Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed and worked fine till this morning. I have mounted the .iso ...
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Mounting phone results in “message bus timeout”

Whenever I try to connect my phone (Sony Xperia C503) to my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) it's showing this: [] I googled for a solution but couldn't find any working solution.
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Run PS2 eyetoy camera on ubuntu 14.04

What do I need to do to connect a Sony PS2 eyetoy camera to a Dell laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) or a Pandaboard (Ubuntu 12.04)?
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EPSON XP-235 Expression Home printer installed but WONT JUST PRINT

So I recently got an Epson XP-235 Expression Home printer and I have tried everything to the best of my ability, but IT WONT JUST PRINT. My computer is a Sony vaio with a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu touch for Sony Xperia Z1 [duplicate]

Good day. Please tell me when will be available for download build of Ubuntu touch for Sony Xperia Z1? And what to subscribe, not to miss this long-awaited event?
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ubuntu can not detect my Sony MDR-ZX330BT HEADSET bluetooth

my laptop can not detect my bluetooth HEADSET, i can detect others devices but not my headset.
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Install Ubuntu On Netbook - SonyVaio?

I want to install ubuntu on my Sony|Vaio NetBook . But its showing some graphical Error while installing . Which is supporting ubuntu version for netbook Kindly hlp
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Sony VAIO SVF1521 Not turn off keyboard backlight

I use ubuntu 15.10. My sony SVF1521JSTB hasn't got kbd_bakclight file in "/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/" path, and when I try run as root this "echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/.../kbd_backlight" command, ...
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Sony VAIO Save Battery Life With Laptop-Mode-Tool

I use Ubuntu 15.10 on Sony Vaio SVF (SVF1521JST). I have some problems. I use laptop mode tool for power management. My battery fast discharging in 1:40.-2h. When AC source, My battery charge to %...
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Fan Control cannot function on Sony Vaio Laptop T series (SVT)

I am trying to control the fan speed; however, the config cannot work : /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Later on, I learn that maybe the superIO is not ...
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Bluetooth headphone is not working in Ubuntu 15.10

I just migrated from Ubuntu 15.04 64bit to 15.10 64bit version. In the updated system my existing SONY bluetooth Headset (model: MDR-ZX550BN) is not supporting. Though it was added as a new bluetooth ...
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xUbuntu USB boot

I just created an xUbuntu boot USB key using Universal-USB-Installer. My Sony Viao has a USB port but xUbuntu did not load when I powered the computer. I learnt I have to configure my bios to allow ...
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Editing video on ubuntu? [duplicate]

Does anyone know of any good software for video editing? I am looking for something similar to Sony Vegas Pro.
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Integrated Webcam Sony Vaio VPC EH14FM problem

I am new to ubuntu and since installing it on my Vaio the webcam no longer works. I have tried looking at many forums for the answer but none seem to work. For example using cheese or vlc or Skype ...
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problem with the sound in ubuntu 14

There is no sound but videos are working fine. I have tried sudo apt-get install pulseaudiooutput command. I got the output:- Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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WIfi Not showing then how to connect

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside my windows 8.i am unable to connect to wi as it shows now wifi network,I have sony Vaio f series laptop.Just Please reply as early as possible
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How can I fix 'Memory Corruption Detected In Low Memory' - Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Sony Vaio FW55

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my Sony Vaio laptop (FW55 Series), and I keep getting these 'memory corruption detected in low memory' messages before I login, after I login, and thereafter. Do I ...
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Can't get to Grub (UEFI) on Sony VAIO Ubuntu 15.04 Dual Boot

Okay. I've been trying to get GRUB to load for a long time (bordering on two years of attempts). I have windows 7 on a Sony VAIO (SVS151190X) and I am attempting to boot Ubuntu 15.04 through GRUB, but ...
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Occasionally Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit freezes on my old Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN laptop

I have an old laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN model (2 GB RAM, Intel Core i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz, Intel HD graphics). I have removed the windows 7 OS and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit since I wanted ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 can't boot after install Ubuntu 14.04

I am stuck with this screen "Your VAIO failed to start Windows" after installing Ubuntu 14.04 by using the whole disk. Please guide me to fix this. Thank you very much.
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Changing Charging Thresholds of Sony Vaio

Is there any way to change the charging thresholds for a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu ?
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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Lubuntu, Sony HDTV as monitor, text display issues. Please help!

earlier today I set up my Sony TV to be my monitor. When I did, I just disconnected my normal monitor and plugged right into my tv. Everything was fine when I did that. But then I reset my computer ...
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Ubuntu on Sony Xperia SP

Is there a build of Ubuntu Phone OS available for Sony Xperia SP? I would like to try out Ubuntu phone and won't invest time on building/testing an image or money in a device with Ubuntu already ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...