This tag is for questions where the computer(s) involved belong to the Sony VAIO brand.

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14.04 not compatible with Vaio Z (VPCZ1)

Well, I've just upgraded my instalation of ubuntu on Vaio Z, and a couple of minutes after upgrading the system hangs (no apparent reason). I've rebooted and came up to the same scenario. Thought it ...
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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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Can't load ubuntu 12.04.4 onto my Vaio with new hard drive

I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, but I hate Microsoft 8 and Sony with a passion, so when my Vaio's hard drive died and I realized that I'd never been able to make a system restore disc because ...
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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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Installation 14.04 freezes at 'Starting bluetooth daemon [ok]' on Sony Vaio VGN-FJ3S [on hold]

i'm tryin to install ubuntu 14.04 from DVD but installation freezes less then a minute after the beginning, with the screen stucked with "ubuntu" name and the dots below. Same result with 13.10. Tryed ...
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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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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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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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Webcam not working on Sony Vaio with 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu, literally installed it yesterday, but enjoying it so far! Except for this issue with the webcam, which is not working at all. I've been through the questions and answers here, and ...
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Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 13.10 Operating System Not Found VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO bought in 2013 (model SVS151290X). First I wanted to run Windows 8 + Ubuntu so I deleted the WIndows Recovery partition(32gb) and tried to install the Ubuntu there. Something wrong ...
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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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Sony Vaio SVE14A1FN dual boot problem [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH laptop. I was trying to run it in dual boot mode with Ubuntu as my secondary OS apart from Windows 7, but when I open boot Windows it just doesn't show any pen drive ...
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How to adjust brightness vaio nr21s ubuntu 13.10?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Vaio nr21s but cannot adjust brightness levels. The fn keys work, but they don't change a thing, brightness remains at max level. Thought I should choose a repository ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 on Vaio pro 13, does not boot

I have a problem installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a Sony Vaio Pro 13. Here are the steps I followed so far (with no success in booting in 13.10): The Vaio came with Win 8 pre-installed so I created an ...
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How to patch kernel to get some hardware working

Some info: I have a patch file vaio-full-3.2.2.patch which I downloaded from here. Well, if I patch the kernel with it, it is supposed to get some hardware working, such as the light sensor that ...
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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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Install ubuntu on Sony SVF14

I've tried to install ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 in my vaio SVF14, but when it restarted after finished the installation just said Operation System not found. Does someone know if it's possible to ...
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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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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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Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
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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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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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13.10 and Issues with Sony Vaio SVS 15116FXS fan and hard drive

I've got a Sony Vaio SVS15116FXS laptop. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Everything seems to run well, except for two things: 1) The fan currently runs at apparently the same speed, and ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot get to GRUB2 bootloader or Ubuntu

OK, so I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 64bit with Windows 7 64bit on my Sony VAIO laptop. I installed Ubuntu to a separate partition (/dev/sda6) and placed the boot loader with Ubuntu on /dev/sda6. ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu from USB on VAIO laptop

Over the past two days I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my VAIO laptop. I have installed it on an older laptop and desktop before, and I would like to install it on this one, but I can't even get ...
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Is the Sony Vaio locked or something? It seems incapable of having a bootloader?

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, which I have done before without issues. But when I did it the first time on my Sony Vaio it installed successfully but there was no bootloader, no way to ...
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Turning off keyboard backlight not working in my sony vaio e series

I'm new to Ubuntu. I tried with many solutions i found in askUbuntu to turn off backlight in terminal, but it is asking password.Now the problem arises, even though i am entering the password the ...
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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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Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
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Sony Vaio SVP132A1CM stuck on boot [duplicate]

I Have Sony Vaio Ultrabook model SVP132A1CM and it freezes when I try to boot from USB: How can I fix this issue?
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ubuntu 13.10 installation on sony vaio

i want to install ubuntu 13.10 on my sony vaio-sve15125 along side windows 8,so can you guys please tell me if AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M is supported with this version of Ubuntu? As i have faced issues ...
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unable to open ubuntu using Bootable ubuntu on my pendrive

I am Using Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E and windows vista,I created bootable ubuntu on my kingston 8GB pendrive using universal usb installer setup.I changed Boot options i.e enabled external usb drive and ...
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Installation on Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E Single Boot

I need to install Ubuntu single boot on a Sony Vaio SVS1511A4E laptop, which specs are: http://www.sony.fr/support/fr/product/SVS1511A4E/specifications The Bios is H20 and there is Nvidia card on ...
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i915 kernel bugs after compile kernel sources [closed]

I have sony vaio with old-school hybrid graphics. On Xubuntu 13.10 with kernel 3.11.0-13-generic, I wanted to compile my own kernel from sources. I've used /boot/config-xxx and sources from apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wont Boot on Sony Vaio vpceh [duplicate]

Installed a brand new Tosh 1tb hard disk on my Sony Vaio vpceh Laptop and tried Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LiveCD with no problems, so I installed it on the Hard Disk but when I turn on the PC all I get is a ...
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How to permanently set the screen brightness level in ubuntu 12.04 on Vaio E-series laptop?

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts running on my sony vaio E-series (vpceb44en). I have followed the post How to permanently set screen brightness level in Ubuntu 12.04 on Dell Vostro 2420 laptop? on howto ...
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installing ubuntu 13.10 in vaio

everything works properly when i am booting from usb (trial mode). but when i am trying to install, it shows that it didnot find any operating system but i do have windows 8 preinstalled. when i did ...
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Ubuntu and Sony VAIO Issue

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and am trying to install it on a external hard drive. When I do install it and try to run it on my computer on start up it gets either ignored or if it recognizes ...