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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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Ubuntu is not installing on vaio with windows 8

I tried installing Ubuntu on Sony vaio 15126 with windows 8 preloaded in it. I was unable to install and could not boot from the dvd too. Could I get the steps to be followed. Thanks !
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Sony vaio VPCCB22FD ubuntu 12.04

I have always wanted to use Ubuntu, the only problem I am running into is that my Sony Vaio VPCCB22FD i5 2.3ghz 6g of ram 670 gig hdd boots up fine into the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 The ...
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Sony Vaio keyboard backlit [duplicate]

How to make keyboard backlit on Sony Vaio S-series laptop to work with Ubuntu or LinuxMint?
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Problem no mount pendrive USB 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but if mount USB 3.0

I have 3 usb port, my laptop is VAIO Sony T Series Ultrabook w/Touchscreen and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2. So, My usb port 3.0 works correctly and the others usb ports 2.0. doesn't work, somebody could ...
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Problems installing usvision

I am trying to install usbvision from Sourceforge.net I am obviously doing something wrong sudo apt-get install usbvision-0.9.6 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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iPod 4G iOs 6.1.3 Ubuntu 12.04 sync?

I already installed Ubuntu 12.04 dualboot on my brandnew Vaio Windows 8 and it doesn't boot any more to windows, so I have a vaio laptop with ubuntu, a thing I can accept but it is impossible to sync ...
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Mouse and Touchpad options

The Problem The options for Mouse and Touchpad are combined on one page see image below The pointer speed moves, but doesn't change anything and is not saved when I exit, also the two finger scroll ...
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mouse and touchpad has limited settings

I am trying to alter the speed of the pointer when I use a the touchpad. $ xinput list displays: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Where do I find a list of devices I'm trying to find my Sony Vaio VGN Wireless adapter

When I boot up to Ubuntu 13.04 (and in 12.04) for the first time in the morning, I have to insert a PCMCIA wireless card as Ubuntu does not recognise the internal wireless card. If I then reboot and ...
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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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Unable to install Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu 13.04 UEFI on Sony Vaio SVE17137!

Background/Hardware: Sony Vaio SVE17137 CXB, pre-installed with Windows 8 Intel Core i7-3632QM Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipset AMD Radeon HD7650M 16 GB RAM 1 TB internal drive Windows 8 wiped. ...
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How do I turn down GPU heat / usage on a Sony Vaio Z21?

I have a Sony Vaio Z21 (VPC2) and am experiencing some GPU heat/usage issues since kernel 3.2 up till 3.9. I have installed laptop-mode-tools, configured powertop and added the following to grub: ...
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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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Brightness control Fn keys vs Gnome extension

So I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio Laptop and have been sometimes having a strange "laggyness" in the brightness control with the standard Fn keys (Fn + F5 and Fn+ F6), which I guess is ...
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How to reduce brightness for sony vaio with 7650 HD

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 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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Backlight control keys with nvidia driver work sometimes

I've got a Vaio S11 laptop with Nvidia 310M graphics running Ubuntu 13.04 with nvidia graphics driver (nvidia-310). Backlight control started working since I created a .conf file in ...
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Netbook won't boot USB

My netbook only shows a blinking dash when booting from removable device. It's a Sony vaio netbook.
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Ubuntu won't shutdown using integrated GPU (Vaio VPCSB)

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSB1D7E (W7 + Ubuntu 12.04). It has hybrid graphics (AMD+Intel). I installed both the AMD Catalyst drivers and the Intel ones. So far, using both graphic cards works fine, but I ...
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Brightness Controls not working VAIO AMD Radeon

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 alongside with Windows 8 (UEFI). Brightness controls are not working, neither from keyboard shortcut nor Settings -> Brightness and Lock. I also tried editing grub file, but ...
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I am having problem with Sony Vaio-sve151a11w GPU card 7650. Using dual boot with windows

I haven't got correct drivers for my 7650M HD Radeon graphics card. Whenever I watch any movie in default media player of ubuntu or vlc it flickers badly. It flickers even more in full screen mode. ...
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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 12.04.2 not booting on a Sony Vaio Laptop

I have a Sony Vaio E series laptop with UEFI due to which I was unable to install Ubutnu 12.04 on it, and installing the latest 12.10 was giving me brightness issues in which Fn key combination to ...
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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: ...
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No sound on Sony Vaio after update to Ubutu 12.04

After an update to Unbuntu 12.04, the sound is now off. With Rhythmbox, I can barely hear the songs playing with the headphones connected, but nothing with the internal speakers. I have a Sony Vaio ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 grub error on sony vaio z

I am new Linux user and I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 amd64 on my sony vaio z. However, there is an error at the end of the installation process in which the boot loader was not located. ...
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Problems with Touchpad after updating Cairo

(still rough translation) I have a Sony Vaio vgn-aw180fu with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Everything was fine, until I opened a terminal to install cairo updates that the Update Center wouldn't ...
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Boot Problem on Sony Vaio Laptop with AMD Ati radeon graphics

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version on my Sony Vaio laptop after deciding I didn't want windows 7 home premium anymore. I originally booted the set up program for Ubuntu by extracting ...
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I bought a new battery and Ubuntu 12.10 isn't recognizing it

I inherited my mom's old laptop and installed Ubuntu over top of Vista, so now it is purely Ubuntu. Her old battery only lasted about 10 minutes, so it had to be plugged in all the time, which I ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB fails on my VAIO [duplicate]

I have already set everything up in BIOS to look for the USB first. However, when it tries to use the USB, the VAIO symbol just keeps appearing and dissappearing. So far I have tried two different ...
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Am I using IDE or AHCI?

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop, but according to what I've read AHCI mode is preferable to IDE mode for SATA drives, something that is set in the computer's BIOS. However, I don't have any ...
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Ubuntu not working in vaio

I followed the as said for my vaio with radeon HD 7550M (Win 8 pre-installed). Now i am unable to access ubuntu any way. The only way i could access is through recovery menu and in terminal mode. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 live CD doesn't work on Sony Vaio E series HD 7650M, black screen

Ubuntu 12.04.1 amd64 live CD (or Ubuntu 12.04.1 amd64 LTS installed on HDD from alternate CD) doesn't start completely on Sony Vaio E series with AMD Radeon HD 7650M (2 GB). I've tried nomodeset and ...
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Alternate Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on new Vaio svz (RAID0)

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my brand new Vaio SVZ laptop. I am using alternate installer, since the machine has a RAID0 SSD (fake raid?). After activating ATA RAID, ...
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Brightness controls are not working in sony vaio with amd radeon hd 7650

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15116EN with AMD Radeon HD 7650 graphics card. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10. My brightness controls are not working but sound controls are working fine. I have also tried ...
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Newly installed ubuntu feels slow

About two years ago I first tried Ubuntu (11.04) on my sony vaio fw11e and I remember that I was impressed by how smoothly everything just worked out of the box. For different reasons i reverted back ...
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Sony Vaio VPCCW - Brightness Changes automatically when using browser

Screen brightness changes automatically when I am using my browser. There is question about this matter but it is closed for being too specific . I think this is a general issue about Sony Vaio ...
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Touchscreen and digitizer not working on Sony Vaio Duo 11

I have a Sony VAIO Duo 11 (SVD112...) which features both multi-touch and stylus input. However, booting up Ubuntu 12.10 gives me no stylus reaction touch input works very strange: when I touch with ...
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My VAiO VGN-CS 118E Touch sensor not working?

Hello I just Installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my VAiO VGN-CS 118E and everything looks good and stable till now except the Touch sensor A/V Controls Not working and if i touched them the laptop freezes and ...
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Brightness Control Keys on Sony Vaio not working on 12.10

Hi everyone i'm having a problem that for what i have seen its very common with the latest version of ubuntu. So I updated my graphics drivers on my laptop to the latest nvidia ones but now my ...
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Installing on a Vaio S

I have a new Vaio S 15" with Windows 8 pre-installed and UEFI. It had both Intel on-board graphics and nVidia discrete graphics. Installing Ubuntu has turned into a nightmare. Installing from Live ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit boots live CD but can't install on Sony Vaio SVS1511

I need some help. During install first steps ubuntu installer stops during HDD detection.(just before he asks about install side by side with win). It is a 750gb seagate with UEFI system and win 7 64 ...
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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 Vaio VGN-CS118E touch sensor A/V doesn't work on ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get media keys working on my keyboard? I have been using ubuntu on my Vaio labtop for quit a while now, but I couldn't figure out how to get these touch ...
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Are Windows partitions gone?

I had Windows 7 on my laptop (factory setting), because of some performance issues, I decided to use recovery options to restore it to its factory condition but I don't know what has happened or what ...
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Failed to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10

This error prevents the system from upgrading to a newer version of Ubuntu, what is causing it? W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Sony VAIO E Series - SVE15129CGB with ATI 7570 HD: Screen Brightness Adjustment

I have been running Ubuntu for a long time now! But since I installed it on my VAIO I just can't adjust the brightness. The Fn button does not work (although it does work for the volume adjustment), ...
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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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Cannot boot from Ubuntu Live CD on preinstalled Windows 8 laptop

I bought a Sony Vaio with Windows 8 yesterday. I want to install Ubuntu, (latest version), alongside Windows. There is an assist button on the laptop to enter the boot option menu, (otherwise, ...