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Monitor switches off and won't come back!

I have Lubuntu 14.04 running on a Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E. My problems is: out of nowhere my monitor turns off, and no matter what I hit on the keyboard it doesn't come back. The only solution is to put ...
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How to reinstall Windows on Linux Fedora? [on hold]

So my 2005 Sony Vaio previously had Windows installed, but when I was facing computer issues a friend removed Windows and installed Linux Fedora instead. Well, I'm not tech savvy and have been ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot, Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S

I've set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio (VGN-NW11S), dual boot with Windows 7. The computer is approx. 4 years old. It worked fine for 1 week or so, but since a few days it doesn't boot any more. I ...
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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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Sony Vaio VGN-TT280N no sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop Sony Vaio VGN-TT280Nn, but no sound. In Windows 7 all work fine. lspci -k | grep Audio -A2 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio ...
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Need help getting switchable graphics working under Ubuntu 14.10

According to "Details" (System Settings-->Details), my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card (it says the graphics are "Intel Sandybridge Mobile"), ...
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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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Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM TouchPad only moves when clicking, fixed but unexplained

I dual boot between 14.04 and Windows 7 professional on a Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM. When starting Ubuntu I found that the cursor would only move when the touchpad was clicked and held down. In addition: ...
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dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 14.04 problem - boot repair?

I have Sony Vaio E series SVE14A2M1EW and I tried to install ubuntu 14.04. I used this manual: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) After installation I ...
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HOW can I RECOVER WINDOWS Through Ubuntu

How can I repair my windows partition using terminal in ubuntu. I have Windows XP installed along with ubuntu 14.04. Or Can I force my computer to boot into the recovery partition.I have a SONY VAIO ...
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How well does Ubuntu 14 work on a vaio laptop or should i stick with 12.10 [closed]

I was wondering how well 14.04 works with vaios or laptops for that matter? It took along time of tinkering with 12.10 to get all of the features that came with the laptop oem so losing all that hard ...
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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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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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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on sony vaio

I managed to install Ubuntu in a sony vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and updated to Windows 8.1. After I finished the process, I experienced the same behavior than "landroni" (How to fix ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't login on Vaio

I have a Vaio VCPEB1E0E with the broken screen so I have it on an external screen. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and added some other programs that I need (Inkscape, Gimp,...). After that I tried ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu after installation on Sony Vaio

I had Windows 8 64 bit preinstalled on Sony Vaio Model:SVF15213SNB. I then booted from the Ubuntu 14.04 USB drive and I created root,home,swap out of a 20 GB partition. On restart it then showed GRUB ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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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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Sony Vaio External Monitor problems

I am having problems enabling external monitor on my Sony Vaio notebook. It is being successfully detected, but when I try to enable second external monitor the screen glitches and lags (it is like ...
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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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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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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony VAIO computers with UEFI?

I have a Sony VAIO SVF14213CLB laptop, with a Core i3 64-bit processor. This computer has UEFI security, and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I want to know if the hardware is compatible with Ubuntu. ...
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Why can't I dual-boot with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES and I haven't had any problems during the installation. However, when I turn on the computer, I boot with Windows 8.1 and I'm ...
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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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Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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Installation PROBLEM : Dual-boot with windows 7 on Vaio Z

I'm trying to install 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO Z (specs below), which has Windows 7. I boot my computer with the drive in and click Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the Ubuntu desktop. The ...
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Ubuntu identifying touch as mouse

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in a Sony VAIO Fit 14. The problem is that whenever I try to use the touchscreen to scroll or click, it triggers the mouse pointer and takes no action but ...
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Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW)

I have a Sony vaio laptop fit 15E model SVF1521DCXW and I want to turn OFF its keyboard back-light. It doesn't have a phisycal function shortcut key on the keyboard . I can turn off it with VAIO ...
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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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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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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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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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Constant interrutions in very slow Wifi brcmfmac43241b4-sdio in VAIO pro 13

my wifi works but is very slow and I have constant interruptions. I get in /var/log/syslog kernel: [ 2125.408367] brcmfmac: brcmf_escan_timeout: timer expired nm-tool: nm-tool NetworkManager ...
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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Sony VAIO T-Series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO T-Series (SVT15117CDS) laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. After having the computer for a while, I updated it to Windows 8.1. I now want to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto the ...
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How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
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Wireless issues with Vaio Flip 14a

Edit: The output using lspci command mobtaker@Ebtkar:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ...
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sony vaio tap 11 touchpad and mouse conflict

I have a question, which I have a partial answer to, but would like to have a full answer. And my partial answer might be helpful to others. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio Tap 11, ...
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Unable to access BIOS [closed]

I switched to Ubuntu a while back and over time entropy and inexperience lead to a bunch of redundant applications, a very messy directory tree and general slowness. I figured rather than upgrade to ...
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On-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Under Microsoft Windows 8, our Sony VAIO Tap 20 (a touch-screen desktop computer) automatically displays an on-screen keyboard if one touches a text field on-screen or there is otherwise no keyboard ...
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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the Broadcom BCM43241 card in my vaio duo 13 doesn't even show up

I have tried all the known solutions and it still won't work. I have tried the brcm modprobe after updating the firmware library as well as doing the blacklist thing for bcm43xx. Is there a fix for ...
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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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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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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...