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Problem with Ubuntu and UEFI (Problem with any linux OS) [duplicate]

I have purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop and it is said that the Windows in the recent laptops is installed in the UEFI mode. But all the Linux OS are installed in default in Legacy mode. When I ...
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Sony NWZ-E363 doesn't go in MTP-Mode

i want my mp3-Player to work as MTP. Therefore I added a .config containing options usb-storage quirks=054c:059b:i file to /etc/modprobe.d. To prevent the device from beeing auto-mounted. ...
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Brightness control on Sony Vaio VPCY2 not working

I have a sony vaio vpcy2 and the brightness control is not working. I tried the solution on Brightness controls not working on a Sony Vaio VPCY2 but it did not work for me. Can someone help me out ...
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ffmpeg/avconv - the -psp option no longer works on Sony Walkman

Since the changeover from ffmpeg to avconv, the -psp option does not seem to render video correctly for Sony Walkman - "file format not supported", it was perfect before. ffmpeg -i video.avi -f psp ...
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Disable integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) on Sony VAIO VPCSE

I have a Sony VAIO VPCSE2L9E and want do disable the integrated GPU. I want to install the fglrx packages to use the full GPU power of my AMD Radeon HD 6630M. Here is the link for the technical data ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, sony vaio T11, no hardware wifi button, networkmanager “enable wireless” unavailable

My Sony Vaio T11 does not have a hardware button to enable/disable wifi. When I disable wifi in NetworkManager and reboot "enable wireless" is not available (grayed out) in Networkmanager. $>rfkill ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Sony VGN-FJ170 Brightness/Volume/S1/S2 keys are not functional

I just installed Xubuntu on an old test laptop (as in topic). None of the 'extra' function key works. FN+F2/F3/F4 = Volume control (fail), FN+F5/F6 = Brightness control (fail), and S1 and S2 fail to ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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Geforce(410m with CUDA) screen resolution on Ubuntu 12.04 issue

I made a succesful installation of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my Sony Vaio PCG-71811M. I have a Geforce 410M with CUDA,it seems works fine and i have already installed packages nvidia-current and ...
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Can't Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio S 15 (2012)

I just bought my dad a new laptop for fathers day, a Sony Vaio S 15 (the latest models from Sony) and he wants to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive and went to install ...
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How to get hibernation working on Sony Vaio X with Ubuntu 10.04?

i am trying hard to get hibernation mode working on a Sony Vaio X Laptop. I already tried what this guy is advising, but it wasn't helping: ...
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Does Ubuntu works on 2012 Sony Viao S 15-inch ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which version and derivate of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minmal system requirements? Can anyone report whether Ubuntu works on the new ...
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unable to install nvidia drivers on ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Nvidia drivers on sony vaio E series with nvidia GEforce When I try to instal additional drivers its coming like unable to download . for more options see /var/log/jockey.log ...
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unable to change brightness settings in sony vaio e series laptop

I am using Sony Vaio E Series VPCEH25EN laptop. I installed ubuntu 12.04 64 bit version and I couldn't change my brightness level. Always it is showing max brightness, I tried to change by using ...
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Sony VAIO SVT1311 brightness change doesn't works

I bought the new ultrabook Sony VAIO SVT1311. Many things work but brightness control doesn't. I see the splash bubble (that reacts to Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) but the brightness doesn't change. It stays ...
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Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI

I bought a new Sony Vaio S series laptop. It uses Insyde H2O BIOS EFI, and trying to install Linux on it is driving me crazy. root@kubuntu:~# parted /dev/sda print Model: ATA Hitachi HTS72756 (scsi) ...
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Brightness Controls not working on Sony Vaio VGN FZ31S NVidia G8600M

since I installed XUbuntu 12.04 on my notebook, brightness controls are no longer working (they used to work before with Smartdimmer). I tried several suggestions, starting from gnome-settings with ...
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12.04 unable to communicate with Router WRT310N

I have a Sony Vaio VPCCB22FX running 12.04 and I'm trying to connect to my home router which is a Linksys WRT310N. The connection is supposed to be OK. I connect to the router and I actually ...
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Does my laptop have BIOS or EFI?

I have a Sony VAIO S Series Laptop ( Model: VPCSE190X ) ...
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How to get Nvidia graphics working on Sony Z laptop? [duplicate]

I have an older Sony VAIO Z 590 laptop with switchable graphics between Intel and Nvidia GeForce 9300M. It is NOT Optimus. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works, but it's using Unity ...
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External speakers seem to sleep Sony Active Speaker System SRS-D4

I have these external speakers: Sony Active Speaker System SRS-D4 plugged into a Ubuntu 11.10 laptop (same issue with a previous ubuntu desktop system.) It's almost as if the speakers sleep after ...
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Brightness controls not working on a Sony Vaio VPCY2

The brightness control are not working on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit , Sony Vaio VPCY2 ( Intel video card) . I've tried both ways Fn+F5/F6 and from Brightness/Lock menu (under Settings) - I can slide the ...
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Connect PS Vita to Ubuntu?

I have recently purchased a PS (Playstation) Vita. I want to add music and videos to the device, but I can not seem to get it to connect to Ubuntu. Apparently, you need a content manager available ...
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Do I have to use “eject” in terminal to load a cd/dvd (on Sony Vaio with eject button)

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M as a dual boot machine (I have to keep windows for the CAD stuff I need for work). After looking at different answers on why my eject button ...
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Touchpad Scrolling doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW220F

In Windows 7 (which was included on my laptop), I could use the right side of the touchpad to scroll vertically, and the bottom edge to scroll horizontally. In Ubuntu, this doesn't work and I see no ...
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Is a Sony Vaio Z Power Media Dock with AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics a recommend buy?

Has anyone tried the Sony Vaio Z Power Media Dock with AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics under Linux? Does it work with Bumblebee hybrid graphics? I am considering it as a potential update of my current ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch on sony vaio

I have Sony VAIO VPCEB26FG. I installed ubuntu 11.04. When i switch on my wireless button only bluetooth gets activated and it shows wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I tried using command ...
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can't configure Nvidia on my Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W

i have recently bought a Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W laptop on which i installed Ubuntu 11.10 64bit OS type the graphic card is 512 MB NV GeForce 410M for which I chose (version current) [Recommended] if I ...
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Why can't wireless connection be enabled on my Sony Vaio E-Series laptop?

I have built in wireless (with a switch & light on hardware for it) it's a Sony Vaio E-series with Ubuntu running alongside windows 7. The button in the menu for enable wireless is greyed out, ...
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How do I get a Sony VAIO vgn-cr120e webcam working? [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E with Ubuntu 11.10. My webcam will not work with skype or cheese. It simply says "No Device Found". Can somebody please help me fix this? Thanks.
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Can't install ubuntu in my Sony Vaio VPC21EFX [closed]

I wonder if anyone ever tried to install ubuntu [11.10 in my case] in a Sony Vaio VPC 21EFX, preferably using wubi. I tried several ubuntu builds but none of them seem to work. I just get a black ...
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Installing on a Sony Vaio VPCZ138GG [closed]

I long for Linux and have been trying for the past 12 days to install Ubuntu/Linux mint on my Laptop [Sony VAIO VPC Z138gGG with 256GB SSD HDD/8GB RAM/NVIDIA GEFORCE Graphics card] without success. ...
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How do I get wireless and video working on a Sony Vaio vpc-z21x9r [closed]

OS: Ubuntu 11.10 Kernel: 2.6.37.6 Laptop: sony vaio vpc-z21x9r The problem: I can't change level of screen backlight; also can't enable wi-fi. While using 3.0 kernel everything is ok, but the laptop ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on on Sony Vaio Y Series E-450

Hi guys I am not able to install Ubuntu 11.10/SUSE on my new Sony Vaio, All the Linux distributions get hanged on the Initial USB boot saying "Syslinux 4.04 EDD XYZ" Can anyone suggest how can I ...
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How do I enable Hibernation on a Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J?

I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my old SONY VAIO VGN-NS235J I works very smooth and is fast in every aspect. One problem i am facing is that I can't Hibernate it as I can do it on Windows earlier, how do i ...
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xorg and modelines for sony Bravia KDL-40CX523

Does anyone know where I can find the correct modelines so I can configure my Sony TV to be recognised and have full (or close to) HD resolution? Intel 965 GM graphics, i know it's not the best but ...
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No scrolling on my Vaio VPCEF3E1E Notebook

I have a big problem with my Sony Vaio VPCEF3E1E touch-pad. I can't scroll. Since I'm a new Ubuntu user, I have no idea where I can find an answer. I have found no answer in the mouse options either.
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Computer won't connect to Internet using Ethernet cable [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu Linux. I have a Sony Vaio computer and am trying to get it connected to the Internet using an Ethernet cable. I'm able to connect a windows machine to the Internet using this cable, ...
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sony vaio vpcy21s1e black screen

I've seen this post on the linuxmint forums on a laptop model I'm interested in: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=77810 I would like to know if anyone got this or similar laptop ...
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How can I install the OpenGL libraries in Ubuntu 11.04?

I need OpenGL for some processing programming, how can I install the OpenGL libraries in Ubuntu 11.04? I have a Sony Vaio F series with nVIDIA drivers installed.
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How to I get suspend/hibernate working with my proprietary NVIDIA driver?

I'm using a Sony Vaio Z. (VPCZ122GX to be precise) I have to use a modded kernel to boot and then reboot into the new kernel in order to get accelerated graphics. This is due to the nature of the ...
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How to access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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How to use Hybrid Graphic Switch on Sony Vaio Z?

I got it to install nicely and it's all working, but I don't know which graphics card is being used nor how to switch between. I tried installing the official Nvidia drivers, but then I could not boot ...
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Webcam not recognized on my Sony Vaio VGN-CR363 laptop

when I open Cheese it says No device found. and i've also tried changing the gstreamer properties my lsusb http://pastebin.com/BX6B4Wpe my lspci http://pastebin.com/FZmseTST i've also tried ricoh ...
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Ubuntu on AMD based Sony Vaio VPCY B15AG

Last week I bought a AMD E350 (AMD Fusion platform) based Sony VAIO (VPCYB15AG) having AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, I removed Windows that came along with and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (AMD64) using USB ...
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HDMI port not recognized on Sony Vaio

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit with a Sony VAIO VPC F11. It has an NVIDIA GeForce 310M video card, with the latest Nvidia drivers for the 64 bit linux, and a Windows partition with Win7 64bit. ...
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Changing brightness on a Sony Vaio laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a Sony Vaio laptop. The brightness functions keys don't change the brightness. When I try to change the brightness I can see the levels going up and down in the ...
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Motion eye webcam and micro doesn't work

I'm having problems with my motion eye webcam and my microphone. it doesnt work on Ubuntu... i already tested it with cheese, empathy and pidgin, but ubuntu doesnt recognize it. My system: sony ...
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Can't reboot netbook with any of the reboot parameters [closed]

I have a Sony VPCW218AG netbook that I've dual-booted with Ubuntu 10.10. Unlike the preinstalled Windows 7, Ubuntu will not reboot on this computer. Rebooting from Gnome, using the reboot command and ...
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Problems with graphics of Sony Vaio Z

I have problem with my Sony Vaio Z VPCZ1. It has physical selector of GPUs which Linux kernel does not detect. So after GRUB I see black display (I tried different distributions of Ubuntu and other ...