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How to keep Ubuntu 14.04 from asking me for wifi password all the time.

I have a Sony Vaio Flip 15 and Ubuntu 14.04 constantly asks me to confirm my wifi about every 10 minutes and it really gets in the way of doing some things. I found other users experiencing the same ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio VGN-T37GP but it runs slow [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 but it runs very slow. Whenever I open any window like "Dash Home" or "Firefox", it takes more time than another computer. Graphics of my Sony Vaio:- Intel® 852GM/855GM ...
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wpc11 ver 3 with new install of lubuntu

I'm trying to conect to wireless via an older sony vaio laptop that is using a linksys wpc11 card, version 3. When I attempt to network connections only a wired connection is listed , tried to ...
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Setting up Sony Vaio Mode Switch buttons

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SR200 series, VGN-SR250FN exactly, that has a MODE, SETTING, and SWITCH MODE buttons. Has anyone configured this buttons to work with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Is there any application ...
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Finalize Sony Camcorder DVD

Well, hello I have had a Sony Video-Camera (SONY DCR-DVD105e) since 2006. It exports video to mini-dvd. Well I recently found the camera and its discs. However, I have lost its batteries and its ...
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Sony SVF14A16CLB Ubuntu Compatibility [duplicate]

Has anybody installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio Fit 14? I recently bought a Sony Vaio Fit 14 (SVF14A16CLB - Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel HD 4000) and it came with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu, ...
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Want to connect Sony Z2 (Android phone) to Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I try to connect it with Sony Xperia Z2 (which has Android 4.4) via USB. I have set Mass Storage Mode(MSC) setting but nothing happens when I connect cell phone to the laptop. ...
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Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW)

I have a Sony laptop and I want to turn keyboard back-light off. It doesn't have a shortcut function key for doing this on the keyboard . I can turn off it with VAIO Control Center in Windows but I ...
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Sony Vaio BOOT ERROR

I have a Sony VAIO, with the following specs: vpcf12m1e / h Intel Core i5-520M 2.4 GHz 4 GB 1066 MHz 500 GB S-ATA 7200 RPM Blu-Ray Combo Drive 1920x1080 Monitor NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 ...
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Which is the most user-friendly installation of Ubuntu for Sony Vaio VGN-Z21WN?

My father has given me a Sony VAIO VGN-Z21WN laptop. It has an Intel Centrino 2 (Duo) 2.53 Ghz processor and 3Gb of RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell Latitude before and despite having ...
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USB 2.0 ports don't work on Sony VAIO S series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO S-series laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My USB 3.0 port works but my two USB 2.0 ports do not work. I've read through this thread but could not find a solution to my problem. All ...
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Brightness control in Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony Vaio?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Sony Vaio [nVidia GeForce 410M/PCIe/SSE2]. Earlier I had 12.04 installed on it, then I edited the xorg.conf file to control brightness using the function ...
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Unable to access BIOS in my laptop after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio S Series that came with Windows 7 and U installed Ubuntu 14.04 by creating a bootable USB, setting the boot priority in the BIOS and booting from it. During the installation, I ...
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Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
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Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
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Sony Reader PRS-T1 is not detected

My Sony reader PRS-T1 is not detected. I have UBUNTU 12.04 I checked with lsusb, this is the ouput: juanvi@olddesktop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 ...
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Sync Walkman with Ubuntu

Can anyone help me with synchronizing my Sony Walkman with Ubuntu? I have tried everything and searched everywhere but nothing works!
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problem with updates and software center [duplicate]

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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jsymphonic won't start on ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to synch my sony walkman with my pc but jsymphonic just won't start! I tried installing and uninstalling java several times but no chance. any one can help?
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How to enable hibernate on Sony Vaio Pro Haswell

Hibernate refused to work with 13.10 on my Sony Vaio pro. Here's how I got it to work: First I followed the directions here to enable hibernation: How to enable hibernation? Then create the ...
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Sony Vaio fit - Auto rotate flip scrren

I got this nice laptop with a flip-screen...however I got different problems: Sometimes the touchscreen has problems: scrolling acts like 2-finger pinching (e.g. in the web browser it zooms in and ...
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Has anyone installed ubuntu on sony vaio vpccw16fg?(cw 1 series)

1)please give your reviews(for those who have install it) 2)cant seem to find anything regarding ubuntu for sony vaio vpccw16fg on the web(succesful installations etc) 3)in reference to number (2), ...
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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? [closed]

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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My cursor jumps all over. I have a Sony vpceh35fm with ubuntu 14.04

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 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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USB installation

I am trying to install/live run Ubuntu 12.04.4 on Sony Vaio TGZ laptop. I've downloaded the ISO from the Ubntu website. Formatted a 16gbit USB drive as 32bit FAT. I've downloaded the UUI and run it ...
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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 ...