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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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brightness reset to maximum after restart in SONY-VAIO

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently.But the brightness was not changing.So i tried these method as asked in a previous question.After trying all methods mentioned by Web-E I was able to change ...
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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I cannot access the BIOS after installing Ubuntu on Sony vaio e11 with Windows 8

I have a Sony vaio e11 series laptop with windows 8. I went to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB after wiping windows 8. I went to restart the laptop and I get a message saying error: unknown ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ?