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High temperatures on notebook with nvidia graphics

I've installed ubuntu 13.10 RC and now I'm experiencing some high temperatures (I experienced this on 13.04 as well). The temps are higher with 10-15C than their equivalents on windows. My notebook is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 installer stopped on activation (wlan0) stage 4 of 5 (ipv6 configure timeout)

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 alongside Windows 8. I have made the bootable flash drive and ran Ubuntu live from it. I clicked on the ...
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Another preinstalled windows 8(sony vaio), I have no idea what to do next.

I recently bought a laptop with preinstalled windows 8. Did a clean install via the installation manager at first and got it to work. Then there was an issue when I tried the ati proprietary drivers ...
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Ubuntu on new SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M

I have installed on my son's new laptop SONY Vaio laptop SVF142C29M (instead of Windows 8) and we are very pleased. Congratulations to all who develop this excellent OS.My son loves it! However, ...
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Unable to change brightness on Sony EH18FA

I couldn't change brightness of my Sony EH18FA laptop with Ubuntu 13.04. My laptop has Nvidia Geforce 410M GPU. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 Home Basic. The brightness can't be ...
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Another Sony VAIO question [closed]

I have an issue that is similar to others already addressed in this forum so forgive me if it sounds like a repeat question. I've tried the solutions offered in other threads with little success, so ...
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Laptop is running hot!

I have a sony VPCEH15EN laptop with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My laptop runs normally in windows but it is running hot in ubuntu. I have installed jupiter and tlp also.Jupiter shows that temperature ...
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How can I enable keyboard backlight on sony vaio pro with ubuntu 13.10

How can I enable keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio pro with Ubuntu 13.10? I have already tried setting the bit in /sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/kbd_backlight with echo 1 | sudo tee ...
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Ubuntu 13.04/13.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15 SVF15A1C5E

I am planning on buying this laptop: Sony Vaio Fit 15 (SVF15A1C5E) with very high-end specs: Intel® CoreTM i7-3537U, 2 GHz, 39.5cm LED 1920 x 1080 +webcam, NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 735M 2 GB, 512 GB ...
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Sony vaio vpc-z1 operating system not found

I have a Sony Z1 laptop signature series that is saying operating system not found When I try to start up the computer. On start up I pressed the F3 button and it shows the Samsung SSDs as error ...
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Audio not working on Sony Vaio Pro 13. HDA Intel PCH. Ubuntu 12.04

I've tried unmuting alsamixer, updating alsa, and force stopping pulseaudio. So far I can't figure it out. ~$ lspci -nn|egrep 'ultimedia|udio|sound|AC97|ac97|EMU' 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel ...
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Disable keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio S series (2012) (Ubuntu 13.04)

Basically I'd like to disable the keyboard backlight which at the moment is always on, on my Sony Vaio S15 (2012 series). I've read a few responses in the past which want me to look for the ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on Sony Vaio SVF15218SN

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN laptop, but I am unable to boot Ubuntu. I disabled the Secure Boot option. Please suggest some solutions.
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Does Ubuntu have support for Sony vaio pro series

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio Pro 13. The keyboard layout (US_en) is completely wrong. If I press "i" for example, "5" appears. Wi-Fi on the other hand is also broken as it's not ...
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Can't disable backlit keyboard on Sony Viao, Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit

I need to turn off the backlit keyboard on my Sony Viao, with 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04. I'm prone to migraines, and the lights really bother my eyes. I've ried several posted solutions, none work. ...
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installation on sony vaio z1ra laptop

Trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on a Sony Vaio laptop - model PCG-Z1RA. Does not allow install from disk. Says that there are features missing in the CPU for this kernel. The CPU is a ...
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Bluetooth not working properly on ubuntu

When I turn on my bluetooth in ubuntu 12.04 it does not show any options for discovering devices or any bluetooth functions. What should I do to show these options? As you can see even though ...
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Combining two laptops to increase memory

I have two laptops with the following specs and I want to connect them to increase memory so that I can increase the performance of the scientific calculations that I need to do at home. HP Pavilion ...
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ubuntu 13.04 issues with screen and suspend

I installed ubuntu 13.04 yesterday on my sony vaio vpceg18fg(http://www.sony-asia.com/product/vpceg18fg). There are two problems. 1) I cannot increase/decrease screen brightness 2) after waking from ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Sony Vaio VGN-UX390N - monitor blank on right, vertical lines on left

I recently installed 12.04 onto this little Sony, taking everything but the small recovery partition for its original Vista OS, and everything went well. Yesterday, I noticed when I turned it on, ...
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Sony vaio fit with ubuntu 12.04, sound missing

The speakers in my Sony Vaio Fit SVF15A1C5E don't work, while headphones do. lspci -nn|egrep 'ultimedia|udio|sound|AC97|ac97|EMU': 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High ...
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wifi on Ubuntu 13.04 for nexus 4 on Sony Vaio laptop with Kernel driver in use iwl4965

I just recently purchased a Nexus 4 phone. I already have an iPhone and the same is working perfectly with my Ubuntu 13.04 wifi hotspot created on Sony Vaio laptop. On searching a lot I found that ...
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Would 12.04 work well on my VAIO with single core 1.86GHz Centrino and 1GB RAM? [closed]

Used to run on 10.04, dualbooted. Hard drive got replaced and now I have a blank piece of paper to work with. What system do you recommend? My laptop: Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270 CPU: 1.86 GHz Pentium M ...
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SONY VPCEH26EN backlight not working with ubuntu

My sony vaio is not responding to the backlight control keys fn + f6 and f5 . Kindly give some solution .It is very important for me to get this.I have tried google but now my slide bar and fn key ...
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Sony Vaio SVF1521C5E sound problem with Ubuntu 12.04

I have a problem on my Sony Vaio Fit 15 E (SVF1521C5E) running Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64. In particular I can't hear any sound from my speakers. I have no problem to listen with the headphones. My hardware ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on VAIO T13 (Window 7)

I've tried to install Ubuntu on my VAIO T13 (Ivy Bridge) Windows 7 laptop using windows installer but it doesn't work. After the system restarts, it said that I don't have the root folder and advised ...
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Sony T Series Ubuntu Installation [closed]

I'd like to install Ubuntu 12.10 to my Sony Vaio laptop (Sony T Series, w/o dvd) I made a bootable usb or I tried to use external dvd reader via usb port. In each method, I can not see a partition or ...
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suspend in ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work correctly

After click the "suspend" in ubuntu 12.04 laptop screen turns black, but does not turn off. Notebook cooler continues to work, the LEDs on the connected USB flash drives are still lit. What to do? ...
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how to properly allocate partition space

I want to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio notebook. When the option comes up to drag the divider left or right for setting the partition size, it does not specify which would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...