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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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Ambient light sensor support [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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sony vaio sve14135cnb dual boot help?

I am new to askubuntu forum! Ok, my problem is to install ubuntu or any linux os along with windows 8 in uefi mode. so, I want to swipe all my 500gb hard disk and wanted to reinstall windows 8, ...
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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Make persistent expanded screen preferences when using multiple monitors

I'm currently running Xubuntu 13.10 with the 3.12rc7 kernel on a Sony Vaio Pro 13 notebook. When I connect my LCD TV through HDMI nothing happens in first instance. Only when I go to my display ...
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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Dual Booting Sony Vaio with 4 Primary Partitions Already [duplicate]

I have been trying to dual-boot my Sony Vaio for a few weeks now. I am able to get to get to the installation menu, however, I am not given the option of running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. So, I ...
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Secure Boot Failed - OS not Valid Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 Sony VAIO

This is an extension of this question: Failing to install Ubuntu 13.04 I have wiped the cobwebs out - i.e. I have realized that I wasn't following instructions properly. I will continue to try to ...
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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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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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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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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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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 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? ...