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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, ...
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grubx64.efi cannot find grub config or grub files, boots to grub console

Sony VAIO with Insyde H2O EFI bios will not boot into GRUB EFI The answer to this question was immensely helpful to me and my new Vaio Z3. The issue that I am having now is that after replacing ...
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sony vaio vpceg15fx brightness control problems

I am a new user in this forum, even though I have been a part time user of Ubuntu for the last few years, I've noticed that there are some brands like HP, DELL, LENOVO, etc; that seem to be more ...
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Laptop Sony is constantly hot. How to fix it?

I have Sony Vaio pcG-392M. The video is "GeForce 8400M GT". I use XBMC on it most of the time. Ubuntu 12.04. Kernel 3.2.0-33-generic-pae. The problem: Fan is on most of the time. CPU stays 70C, gets ...
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How do I disable the right side of my trackpad?

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the right hand side of my trackpad in Ubuntu. The default behavoir is for the right hand side to right click. However, I would like a single click anywhere on ...
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I can't run Ubuntu 12.10 well on my Sony P series

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio VGN-610t with W. Vista. Processor Intel® (1.33GHz) Intel® System Controller Hub US15W Chipset Cache Memory 512KB integrated into the second level Bus speed ...
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atheros ar9285 wireless not working on sony vaio ubuntu 12.10

After i disabled my wifi by the hardware button it never switched on forever can anyone help me? im using a SONY VAIO VCPEL with ATHEROS AR9285 adapter
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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Grub installation failure when installing Ubuntu with SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on a Vaio S series with 256GB SSD. But Ubuntu cannot install the grub boot loader. What should I do? I face the same problems as this question, but there is no answer to ...
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How to turn off wireless network permanently in ubuntu 12.10

i'm using ubuntu 12.10 with win7 on sony vaio. i want to turn off wireless network permanently in ubuntu just like "vaio smartnetwork" does in windows every time system boots. please help.
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Ubuntu fail to start on a dual boot with Windows 7 on Vaio

I followed the instructions for the Ubuntu windows installer on my Sony Vaio laptop (model SVT131A11M). Upon restart I was prompt to choose the OS for boot (Win7 or Ubuntu), but then I shut down the ...
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How can light sensor be enabled for control brightness and keyboard back-light automatically?

I have A Sony VAIO laptop F-series () Nvidia and it has light sensor. When I was using Windows, this light sensor controlled the brightness and the keyboard backlight automatically due to the ...
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Can't adjust brightness on a Sony Vaio T13 ultrabook

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 in a Vaio T13 ultrabook. I cannot use the the Fn+F4 or Fn+F5 to change the brightness. The bubble appears indicating that brightness is being ...
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Webcam error crashes install before generic avatar can be selected, Installing with Secondary screen - Primary broken

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on a Sony Vaio Laptop, the laptop's primary screen is non-functional. I run into a problem on the screen following the creation of a username/password. It ...
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Fresh install 12.04 Performance & Stability: SONY VPCCW2S1E

just yesterday I installed 12.04 - 64bit. Is it normal that installing a package (Chrome for example) takes 5 to 10 minutes (compared to Windows 7 for example which takes 2 or 3)? (with end result: ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio SVT1311?

I am wondering if I could get assistance of how to install Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio T. SVT131A11L is the hardware configuration code and the model number of the computer is one among the SVT1311 series. ...
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Brightness doesn't change on Sony laptop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop for first time and every thing work well but the only thing doesn't work is the brightness doesn't change when I press F5 and F6 with Fn So I can't adjust the ...
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Assigning a script to a keystroke to toggle touchpad

Since my default sony vaio shortcuts don't completely work in Ubuntu 12.04, I'd like to assign a script to Fn + F1, which toggles the touchpad on and off, so that the cursor would stop moving while ...
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Special keyboard keys?

I have a new laptop, It has the icon for toggling the touchpad on Fn+F1 so I would like to assign this shortcut, I have a working script, and I can assign the script to any other combination, but it ...
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Why are the colors worse on Ubuntu 12.04 than on Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio E-Series?

The colours look "lacking" and ever slightly blueish and rather washed-out and lacking in dimension. Graphics are ok - this page for example looks fine - but if I view something like a news site with ...
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How launch VAIO SOny T13 in UEFI mode?

How to launch Vaio Sony T13 (Ivy Bridge - July 2012) in UEFI mode to install 12.04.1? I tried long press F11, but doesn't work. How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?
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The internet speed dropped down when i upgraded to 11.10

I upgraded my VAIO VGN-CR35G to 11.10 and it was all fine until i opened an internet browser to come to a complete halt when trying to load Google. Strangely it's only me and everyone else in the ...
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How to alter BIOS in VAIO to allow for new battery?

I have a VAIO VGN-CR35G with 11.10 installed. I bought a new battery (not from Sony) with double the capacity but the BIOS is set for the old battery. The new battery came with a CD to update the .dat ...
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Sony Vaio PCG-71315L “Wireless is disabled by hardware switch” Help!

I'm a new user to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole, I've had it for a few months and just as I'm starting to get a feel for things my wireless decided to quit on me. This puzzled me so i checked all the ...
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Specific short battery life problem with Sony VAIO laptop

(I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit) I have some problems with my laptop's (Sony VAIO VPC-F22S1E) battery . It's fullly charging about 3-4 hours (while using) and 2-3 hours (when shutdowned) . And ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG backlight problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG but the screen brightness does not change with Fn+F5/F6 keys and /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is also not found. How can I solve this problem?
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Problem with Ubuntu and UEFI (Problem with any linux OS)

I have purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop and it is said that the Windows in the recent laptops is installed in the UEFI mode. But all the Linux OS are installed in default in Legacy mode. When I ...
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sony vaio WLAN problem using 12.04

I'm unable to get my WLAN to work for my Sony Vaio model VPCF23C5E No problem connecting from windows, smartphones etc. $ sudo lshw -C network; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo rfkill list; dmesg | ...
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Computer boots directly to Windows after installing Ubuntu

I bought VAIO E14A16. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along-side Windows 7(dual boot) from CD., When I reboot, it starts Windows 7 directly. If I press F11 it says no operating system found Where did I ...
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Light OS alternative to Ubuntu [closed]

I have asked a question Has the Ubuntu heating problem for Sony Vaio users been solved? which didn't seem to get any answers, but I desperately want to use a *nix based operating system (to enhance my ...
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Keyboard backlighting not working on a Vaio laptop

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Vaio laptop (model VPCSB11FX) last night and one of the issues I'm having is that the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I saw this question solving a similar problem ...
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Touchpad in Sony Vaio E14 - cannot click with a finger and drag with another - Ubuntu 12.04

I had the following issues with my Sony Vaio E14115's touchpad on Ubuntu 12.04: Right click not working Vertical scrolling not working Then I followed these steps to fix it: Downloaded a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, sony vaio T11, no hardware wifi button, networkmanager “enable wireless” unavailable

My Sony Vaio T11 does not have a hardware button to enable/disable wifi. When I disable wifi in NetworkManager and reboot "enable wireless" is not available (grayed out) in Networkmanager. $>rfkill ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu on a vaio with SSD, GRUB installation failure

I have installed and used Ubuntu in several computers. But now I have a problem that I don't know how to solve. I have a Vaio (Product name: vpcz13c5e), it has a SSD 128gb. I decided to install ...
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Would dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 work succesfully on a Sony VAIO e series laptop?

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony Vaio E series or any other series (T or S) would work fine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual-boot configuration? I am planning to buy a SONY VAIO E ...
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How do I get my Sony VIAO to connect to Bluetooth devices?

I am on a Sony VIAO E-series, it is Brand new, so I am still setting things up, and learning to use Ubuntu for the first time. I am dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I indend to mostly use ...
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Volume control slider isn't working on Sony Vaio VGN CS170F

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I'm taking the big step, the problem is that I am new with Linux systems and I am really having a hard time getting it work with all the options of my Vaio machine. ...
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Are Sony Vaio S series or T series laptops compatible with both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in dual-boot installation

I am planning to buy a new laptop which is suitable for both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 in dual boot configuration. I am looking for Sony Vaio two models with configurations: 13.3" S series ...
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problems installing ubuntu via cd

I am fairly new to the whole Linux system. I used it very little in college and decided to get back into it 4 years later. I have been trying to get Ubuntu LTS installed on my old laptop (about 8 yrs ...
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Cannot right click with synaptics touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO E14. The touchpad detects all clicks as Left clicks. In Windows 7, pressing on the right side of the touchpad is recognised as a right click. How can I enable right clicking? ...
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How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?

I am unable to boot from USB/CD into a live Ubuntu session to proceed with install. Esc or F12 didn't work and I can't seem to be able to enter the bios settings. Sony Vaio S w/ Ivy Bridge (just one ...
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I can't get the wireless to work in Ubuntu 12.04 using Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E

Hi I am using Sony Vio VPCEB1E0E and i recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from the ubuntu website using windows installer. Everything else works fine but i cant get the wireless to work. I used the ...
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Geforce(410m with CUDA) screen resolution on Ubuntu 12.04 issue

I made a succesful installation of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my Sony Vaio PCG-71811M. I have a Geforce 410M with CUDA,it seems works fine and i have already installed packages nvidia-current and ...
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Can't Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on Sony Vaio S 15 (2012)

I just bought my dad a new laptop for fathers day, a Sony Vaio S 15 (the latest models from Sony) and he wants to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive and went to install ...
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How to get hibernation working on Sony Vaio X with Ubuntu 10.04?

i am trying hard to get hibernation mode working on a Sony Vaio X Laptop. I already tried what this guy is advising, but it wasn't helping: ...