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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 ...
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How to put videos on a Sony Walkman NWZ-S545?

So I have heard that it needs to be resized and be a different file type I think. How can I do this in Ubuntu? Thanks!
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Will the Sony Walkman NWZ-S545 work with Ubuntu?

So I might be getting a new MP3 player and I think that is going to be the Sony Walkman NWZ-S545. I don't want to have the same situation with the last MP3 player, which was the Shuffle and it didn't ...
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Has anyone got graphics working properly on 10.04 on a Sony Vaio P series? [closed]

A fresh install gives me full native resolution but it's still pretty unusable. Scrolling a browser or page of text is so slow it's forced me back to windows (!). Youtube video is out of the question. ...
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How do I get the microphone on a Sony Vaio cs33g working? [closed]

my sony vaio cs33g microphone is working on windows7 but it does not work on Ubuntu, any suggestions ?