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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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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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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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I have a Sony vpceh35fm with ubuntu 13.10 and it jumps all over

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 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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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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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 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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Ubuntu On Vaio pro 13

Can any one exactly describe how to install Ubuntu on sony vaio pro 13. If possible please upload a video on this.Many have this problem
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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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How to reduce screen brightness on Sony Laptop using Ubuntu 13.10?

I am a complete novice to Linux and just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony Viao E-series laptop having NVidia graphics card. For the life of me, I can't seem to get the screen brightness down (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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu on new SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M

I have installed on my son's new laptop SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M (instead of Windows 8) and we are very pleased. Congratulations to all who develop this excellent OS.My son loves it! However, ...
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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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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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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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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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How launch VAIO SOny T13 in UEFI mode?

How to launch Vaio Sony T13 (Ivy Bridge - July 2012) in UEFI mode to install 12.04.1? I tried long press F11, but doesn't work. How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Problem getting 4K (UHD) output to Sony 65" 4K TV XBR-65X900A

I think I have tried everything... but hoping someone here can show me I haven't tried everything. I am unable to select or configure an output above 1080p on my Ubuntu machine. I have tried latest ...
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Music Metadata Missing

I recently installed Ubuntu,as well as Banshee. I have a Sony Walkman NWZ-E384 which I have been using, and for some reason when I transfer music files, they are all listed as "Unknown Artist" on the ...
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Can I install ubuntu on Sony Viao?

I am planning on buying Sony Viao T series SVT13113EN Ultrabook. It comes in two versions - one with Windows 7 and the other with WIndows 8. When I asked the sony people if I cud install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Problems in 12.04 and 13.10 on the Sony Vaio Fit

I got this Sony Vaio Fit SVF15A1C5E and I am now trying to get one of these Ubuntu releases to work. First off with Ubuntu 13.10 its graphics card did not work. It worked with 13.10 until I got a ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 - Does every feature works running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am planning to buy a sony vaio pro 13 model svp13217pbs Due to the issues that this model has with the wifi card, I got a little bit scared of buying it. Apparently these issues have been solved ...
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lspci shows wireless network device but network manager doesn't

The laptop is a Sony Vaio, model number vgn-cr290. I dropped it last night. The hard drive was bad, but I was able to fix that. After about 4 or 5 hours of trying to get wifi to work, I gave up. I ...
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Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH35EN and yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.10. Bluetooth is not working, can anyone help me please?
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Sony Walkman 3 in 1 and Ubuntu [closed]

I'm considering buying Sony Walkman 3 in 1 (headphones with included MP3 player in them), to be exact the name of model I want to buy is Sony NWZ-WH303. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04 and I ...
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Sony Vaio brightness [Radeon 7500M/7600M Series] in ubuntu 12.10

I bought a Sony Vaio with windows 7 preinstalled. Now I have a lot of problem installing Ubuntu, but I was able to install Ubuntu, but now the brightness doesn't work as needed. With lspci I get: ...