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Sony Vaio takes hours to boot

I have a Sony Vaio SVF15213CBB with both windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 that I use often. Yesterday, I tried to start the computer but nothing happened, it made the noise of the hard drive running and lit ...
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No video after bootloader on Sony Vaio SVF15N2A4E

I have a Sony Vaio SVF15NA24E. I have been trying to get Ubuntu 16.04 installed on it alongside Windows 8.1, which works fine. However, the screen simply blanks out after the grub bootloader when ...
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Sony vaio pro13 dual system problem

I'm new to ubuntu, here I may do some stupid changes and cause my computer boot failed, so I need your help. My laptop is a Sony vaio pro 13, and I put ubuntu and windows 10 inside. However, after ...
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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No network devices available after upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 - Sony VAIO; Qualcomm Atheros

I upgraded Sony VAIO from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10, somehow in between the laptop switched off (Due to battery drain), after restart I corrected the installation via dpkg...v15.10 is now running fine ...
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nvidia driver in 16.04 - GT216M - sony vaio [duplicate]

Hi i upgrade system do 16.04 - and cannot use drivers. Now have 640x480 display only available. root@lapop-vaio:/home/grek# lspci |grep NVI 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation ...
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Is it possible to bypass a hardware wifi switch, if `rfkill unblock all` does not work?

Summary I have recently revived an old Sony Vaio VGN-N230E laptop of mine, and installed Linux Mint on it: gctrindade@gctrindade-VGN-N230E ~ $ lsb_release -irc Distributor ID: LinuxMint Release: ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio

I hope you can help me quickly, even if my english isn't very well at this time. So: I got a Sony Vaio and Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed and worked fine till this morning. I have mounted the .iso ...
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Sony VAIO laptop SVF11N11CLB not start Ubuntu 16.04 without acpi = off

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, I could do without the option to start acpi = off. This causes loss control battery, wifi, screen brightness and sometimes left running only one processor ...
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How to turn backlight off | Sony vaio | Ubuntu Trusty

How to turn the keyboard back-light off for sony-vaio laptop. I have tried most of the methods described on the forum but to no avail. My laptop is sony-vaio SVE15117FNB. And I am using Ubuntu 14.04....
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Can't disable keyboard backlight on sony vaio SVF14215CLB (Fit14e)

I have problem turning off the keyboard backlight on my vaio. I can only disable it using vaio control center on windows. Any help is really appreciated. Update 4/17/16: I saw this solution for ...
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Installing and booting

I opted to install ubuntu alongside windows on my vaio SVE14123CN after disabling secure boot. It has preinstalled windows-8 and I upgraded it with windows-10. Everything was ok and I successfully ...
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Sony Vaio Ubuntu installation won't boot afterwards

It may seem like a duplicate question, but it's not. I have a Sony Vaio that I installed Ubuntu 15.10 It was not a dual boot. During installation, I picked "erase everything and install ubuntu". ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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Sony VAIO SVF1521 Not turn off keyboard backlight

I use ubuntu 15.10. My sony SVF1521JSTB hasn't got kbd_bakclight file in "/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/" path, and when I try run as root this "echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/.../kbd_backlight" command, ...
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Fan Control cannot function on Sony Vaio Laptop T series (SVT)

I am trying to control the fan speed; however, the config cannot work : /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Later on, I learn that maybe the superIO is not ...
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Integrated Webcam Sony Vaio VPC EH14FM problem

I am new to ubuntu and since installing it on my Vaio the webcam no longer works. I have tried looking at many forums for the answer but none seem to work. For example using cheese or vlc or Skype ...
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How to stop wifi kill switch from filling syslog?

Just sat down at my wife's computer which was complaining about no space in the root filesystem. Fortunately, Nautilus and Ctrl-Alt-T still worked so I was able to find the offending file - syslog - ...
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problem with the sound in ubuntu 14

There is no sound but videos are working fine. I have tried sudo apt-get install pulseaudiooutput command. I got the output:- Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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There's no kdb_backlight for turning off keyboard backlight in my ubuntu?

Here is the situation: I have a sony-vaio svf152190x laptop. I install on it ubuntu 15.10 and I want to turn off keyboard back light. I search for that in google and i found out i must to change the ...
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WIfi Not showing then how to connect

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside my windows 8.i am unable to connect to wi as it shows now wifi network,I have sony Vaio f series laptop.Just Please reply as early as possible
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how to enable(swith-on) usb-power in ununtu?

I am using sony vaio laptop , intel i5 processor which give me facility to charge my phone through one usb 3.0 port of my laptop even while my laptop is powered off. In windows sony vaio manager give ...
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touchpad sometimes doesn't respond

Sometimes the pointer stop move while my finger is moving over the touchpad and I have to try several times. I did not have the issue in the past (or at least very rare), but since a few weeks, the ...
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How can I fix 'Memory Corruption Detected In Low Memory' - Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Sony Vaio FW55

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my Sony Vaio laptop (FW55 Series), and I keep getting these 'memory corruption detected in low memory' messages before I login, after I login, and thereafter. Do I ...
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Sony vaio windows 7 restore. Please help! [duplicate]

My cousin installed Ubuntu on my laptop last week in dual boot mode along side windows 7. I did a restore to out of the box settings and at the first restart during the installation I get the error ...
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Can't choose to boot either windows 8.1 or ubuntu on uefi

I use a Sony Vaio SVF14212 with windows 8 pre-installed. I removed Windows 8 and installed windows 8.1. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS(I want to have dual boot ubuntu-windows), but when it ...
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ubuntu 14 sony vaio overheating E series PCEL25EA

I'm facing an overheating issue with my laptop Hardware: AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour ...
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Occasionally Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit freezes on my old Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN laptop

I have an old laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN model (2 GB RAM, Intel Core i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz, Intel HD graphics). I have removed the windows 7 OS and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit since I wanted ...
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Changing Charging Thresholds of Sony Vaio

Is there any way to change the charging thresholds for a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu ?
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.04 using sony VAIO with win 8.1 pre installed

I am new to Linux and I am recent trying to install 64-bit ubuntu 15.04 into my sony VAIO S series laptop (SVS13125CGP)with windows 8.1 pre-installed to make it a dual-boot laptop. I have tried the ...
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Sony Vaio Pro Duo 13 SDIO Broadcom BCM43241 Not Recognized

For the solution skip to the very bottom of this post. Keeping all track changes for anyone else looking for this. I've decided since the original post is no longer updated, I'm going to start a new ...
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“Can't find operating system”

I did an install of Ubuntu 15.04 (after 14.04.3 didn't work b/c of 2 errors on disk) on an old Sony Vaio that was running windows 7. I finally got 15.04 to complete the download with no errors, but ...
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Touchpad freezing

I am using a Sony Vaio VPCEB34EN model laptop. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and some time after starting up system my touchpad starts freezing and sometimes it clicks on something which I had never clicked ...
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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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Modem not working inside Sony Vaio

Ubuntu does not identify GSM modem. My laptop: Sony Vaio model: PCG-51 Lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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unable to use wifi on sony vaio duo 13 SVD13215CGB

I'm new to linux and I've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 onto my 16GB thumbdrive. The issue is that it has no wifi capability. lspci shows: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM ...
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How do I connect my bluetooth Jaybird Bluebuds X to my Sony VAIO?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony VAIO VPCCW290X. I turn Bluetooth on and click "set up new device" and set my Jaybird Bluebuds X to pairing mode. after about 4 seconds, the buds stop trying to pair. ...
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Sony Vaio Fn Keys not working

I have installed xubuntu 14.04 on an old sony vaio (vgn fs35gp model) and none of the FN + F keys are functioning (volume ,brightness etc). Xev doesnt give any outputs when Fn key is pressed. ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...
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Can only have either WiFi or Bluetooth active

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, (currently installed 14.04) activating bluetooth makes my wireless extremely slow (halt). I managed to fix the problem recently with the help of this topic: Wifi slows ...
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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version for them [duplicate]

I Am Using Acer Aspire & Sony Vaio latop i want to install linux good version & easy to get codecs work for them to install inside windows, Suggest me which ubuntu is good version currently ...
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Cannot reinstall Windows after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop(Sony Vaio Duo 13). The laptop ONLY has two USB slots in the back, no disk drive. A bit later I realized that I still needed Windows for programs needed in ...
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How to install Playmemories home Software?

I use Sony Vaio laptop. And I would like to install playmemories home, which is a software developed and released by Sony which is not available for Linux I believe. But for a testing I want to ...
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Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 with pre-installed Windows 8.1 (Sony Vaio S series Laptop)

I recently installed Ubuntu on dual-boot mode with pre-installed Windows 8.1. When I turn on my laptop, it boots straight to Windows without showing boot option or GRUB. However, I can boot to Ubuntu ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Sony vaio Keyboard back-light svf1531b4e

I have a sony vavio svf1531b4e and I I want to turn OFF its keyboard back-light. Please help me it's important.