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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can light sensor be enabled for control brightness and keyboard back-light automatically?

I have A Sony VAIO laptop F-series () Nvidia and it has light sensor. When I was using Windows, this light sensor controlled the brightness and the keyboard backlight automatically due to the ...
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How to use xbacklight with brightness keys in a VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO VPCCW15FL, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Sadly, the brightness keys do not work out of the box, although the brightness meter reacts to the brightness up/down keypresses. ...
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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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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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How can I controll Brightness in Sony Vaio SVE151A11W?

Disclaimer First: I have gone thorugh these following threads here and followed all of their advice but none of them worked Brightness Control Problem on Sony VAIO with NVIDIA GT-320M unable to ...
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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 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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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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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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Do Sony cameras with memory stick work with Ubuntu?

I'm considering buying a Sony Cybershot camera that uses memory stick. Would Ubuntu have any problems working with that format? Can I just connect the camera to my computer using USB cable to upload ...
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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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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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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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Restoring NVIDIA drivers from “older version of Ubuntu” to new version on disk? Both 12.04 on Sony Vaio

I selected one of the alternative NVIDIA drivers on my Sony Vaio from the Additional Drivers application. That ruined my installation and all I get is the login prompt at bootup. However I can go in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Brightness doesn't change on Sony laptop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop for first time and every thing work well but the only thing doesn't work is the brightness doesn't change when I press F5 and F6 with Fn So I can't adjust the ...
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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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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 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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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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Bluethooth doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.10

I've Sony Vaio E Series laptop VPCEH3AEA, while I was installing Ubuntu 12.10, the bluetooth worked well. After finishing the installation process, there was a problem that when I tried to activate ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 Sony Vaio Serie E 2012

My Sony Vaio Serie E, not start the BOOT. Ubuntu 12.04-LTS-amd64 (desktop) Serie: SVE14A25CXS Processor: Intel Core i5 (3 generation) Does anyone have any idea? Thank you very much.
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How do I set up Line Out/In and Mic ports for surround sound?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio VGC-RB34G ( http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/sony-vaio-vgc-rb34g/4505-3118_7-31289053.html ) with an integrated Realtek High Definition Audio sound card. On ...
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Grub installation failure when installing Ubuntu with SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on a Vaio S series with 256GB SSD. But Ubuntu cannot install the grub boot loader. What should I do? I face the same problems as this question, but there is no answer to ...
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Assigning a script to a keystroke to toggle touchpad

Since my default sony vaio shortcuts don't completely work in Ubuntu 12.04, I'd like to assign a script to Fn + F1, which toggles the touchpad on and off, so that the cursor would stop moving while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why are the colors worse on Ubuntu 12.04 than on Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio E-Series?

The colours look "lacking" and ever slightly blueish and rather washed-out and lacking in dimension. Graphics are ok - this page for example looks fine - but if I view something like a news site with ...
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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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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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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 ?
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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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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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How do I get my Sony Cybershot W510 to connect?

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04 (only installed it on Sunday), and enjoying what I have been learning, but having a bit of a problem! I want to get my Sony Cybershot W510 to connect to the computer. I do ...
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sony vaio vpceg15fx brightness control problems

I am a new user in this forum, even though I have been a part time user of Ubuntu for the last few years, I've noticed that there are some brands like HP, DELL, LENOVO, etc; that seem to be more ...