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graphic and sound problem with SONY VAIO VGN-FS980 UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

First Ubuntu was a little slow with the graphics so I decided find for new drivers but after installing the intel graphic installer, the graphics and the computer in general are faster but the cursor ...
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Sony Walkman NWZ-B173F 12.04 support

I bought this groovy little device for my daughters only to discover they didn't play nice with Ubuntu. My main desktop runs 12.04 64bit. My secondary desktop runs 13.04. Didn't get recognised on ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG backlight problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG but the screen brightness does not change with Fn+F5/F6 keys and /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is also not found. How can I solve this problem?
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Display brightness setting not working in sony vaio SVE151117F

I have sony vaio SVE151117F, ubuntu 12.10.I used to see brightness animation upon pressing Fn+F6,F5 but not actual brightness of screen. I have tried to implement as said in ...
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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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Ubuntu doesn't see my phone (Sony Xperia Tipo)

When I connect my phone Xperia Tipo to my Ubuntu 12.04, the USB icon does not appear in a launcher. lsusb gives me following results: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub ...
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Sony Vaio Keyboard Light not working VPCSB Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony Vaio VPCSB. The keyboard light is not working along with the keyboard sensor (in Windows you can cover the sensor and they Keyboard lights would come on. Does ...
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Correct drivers for AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M

So, I have a Sony Vaio sve15118fg running Ubuntu 12.10 which comes with an AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M graphics chip. This was all working fine until some updates (note sure what they were) came through, ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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Can not detect my sony xperia tipo dual

I have a sony xperia tipo dual phone, and when I connect it via USB and try to download an app from the market, it gets downloaded and installed on my phone, so I guess my phone is detectable by ...
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How to Install Sony Vegas Pro in Ubuntu 14.10

A couple of weeks ago, I heard that Microsoft is making .NET Framework to work in Ubuntu. So So many Windows softwares are using .NET Framework. Then Now I think, Its possible to install the most of ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 14.10 alongside Windows 8.1 in Sony Vaio Laptop?

I was using Ubuntu for the past 7 years in my desktop computer.And now I got a new Sony Vaio Laptop.But still now I love to use Ubuntu. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version to install in my ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 14.04

My webcam does not work and says it's not found. After typing lsusb, my computer shows: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b28a Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd However, I have Sony Visual Communication ...
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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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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...
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install driver for ricoh r5u870 webcam

I'm trying to install the driver for the webcam for my Sony laptop. I got the driver from here, and I followed the installation guide. But I got the following error when I type in make: ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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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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Ambient Light Sensor Sony Vaio

I want to install the ambient light sensor on my laptop but it is not possible that they are not drivers. As I can do because I am a novice in free software and this I like and do not want to another ...
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Awkward Dual Boot Problems

I had Ubuntu installed alongside with windows 8.1 using Luis Alvarado's answer. It worked for several days fine (grub was appearing) but yesterday I changed some setting regarding power in ...
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Connecting PS3 dualshock on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0-34-generic?

The last entries/queries I can find about PS3 dual shock controller are dealing with older kernel versions. It looks like there may still be a problem with using the PS3 dual shock via USB(or ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu For Android

Is there anyway I can install Ubuntu for Android alongside android by dual-booting it? is it compatible with Xperia U? Xperia U has NovaThor U8500 chipset
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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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High fan speed after suspend

It seems this is a common problem, but I still cannot find a good solution. After a cold boot, my laptop runs perfectly, but after resuming from suspend, the fan kicks in to 100% and blows out cold ...
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Best Professional Video editor for Linux equivalent to Sony Vegas Pro?

I have recently moved onto Linux especially Ubuntu, and I'm a video freak, I love editing videos for my youtube channel, and since I'm new to this Open Source World, I cannot decide which one should I ...
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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a sony vaio and I can no longer detect wireless networks, how do I fix this?

I have a Sony Vaio, bought in 2013 so it's a fairly new model. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I cannot connect to wifi- or even detect any wifi. I've tried to install drivers and even tried a ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB failing to boot on Sony Vaio vgn-nw240f [duplicate]

I created a LiveUSB using usb-creator-gtk with an MD5-sum verified xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. I then confirmed the LiveUSB integrity by verifying all its files against md5sum.txt. I then ...
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Ubuntu Sony Vaio VPCZ 133

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my sony vaio vpcz 133. It freezes after login into the system. So I go back and install the 12.04, works great. I'm planning to install the laptop mode tools on it. ...
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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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Can I get my Sony Stylus vgp-std2 to work porpably

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio fit-multiflip. The Stylus from Sony is working as a basic mouse without right mouse button although the stylus has got two buttons which aren't doing ...
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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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VAIO SVE17122CXB keyboard backlit not working - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The keyboard backlit for my VAIO SVE17122CXB is not working. Is there a solution? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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Convert Sony Vaio F Series to Ubuntu? Or dual boot?

I have a Vaio, model number VPCF234FD, and I'd really love to dual boot it. But I've seen that many people have trouble dual-booting their Vaios. Does anyone have experience with an F Series Vaio? ...
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Debug overheating issue on Sony Vaio Pro 13 /w Intel Haswell

I am using my Sony VAIO Pro 13 Powerbook since about a year now. I installed Ubuntu on the first day. Recently I realized that the system gets hot even without load. I can not say when it started but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sony Vaio WebCam shows the error “No WebCam Detected”

The initial problem. Errors on boot up pointing to USB2 the Sony Vaio webcam. Errors after loading Ubuntu 12.04 No WebCam detected. How do I fix this?
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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 ...