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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: ...
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Screen Doesn't Display After Resume using X-Swat Nvidia Drivers

I upgraded the Nvidia Drivers from the X-Swat ppa on my Sony Vaio VPCF1390X laptop. Everything seems to be working great, but suspend/resume. The laptop successfully suspends and seems to resume;the ...
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Can't enable WiFi on Vaio CW Ubuntu 12.04

I was using my WiFi with no problem, but an hour ago I switched it off from system settings and then tried to turn it on again, but no success. It's about 1 month I am using it and I had no problem ...
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Why are Virtual Terminal Blank using NVIDIA propietary drivers?

When using nouveau the fps are low compared to nvidia closed driver. But when booting, nvidia drivers show the ubuntu splash screen in a 900x800 resolution like nvidia its not loaded yet. When nouveau ...
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Why nvidiabl module is not working in precise?

I've just installed nvidiabl module from https://github.com/downloads/guillaumezin/nvidiabl/nvidiabl-dkms_0.74_all.deb and screen brightness still is not changing. I have NVIDIA G210M, Precise amd64, ...
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Overheating on VAIO SB36

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my VAIO SB36 and it overheats and the fan speed is at max. How should I fix it? System Specs: Intel® Core™ i5-2430M CPU Unknown graphic detects! (it's both intel and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation aborts without giving any errors on Sony Vaio

I'm not able to install the release ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 on the laptop below: Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H CPU: Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66GHz Memory: 2GB DDR2 533MHz HDD: 100GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce ...
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12.04 unable to communicate with Router WRT310N

I have a Sony Vaio VPCCB22FX running 12.04 and I'm trying to connect to my home router which is a Linksys WRT310N. The connection is supposed to be OK. I connect to the router and I actually ...
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Fan runs at max when screen is dimmed to save power

Everytime the screen dims to save power after my laptop has been idle, the fan starts spinning really fast and the cpu temp rises to about 60 deg C. When I move the mouse to undim the screen, the fan ...
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Bluetooth not really “turning on” on a Sony Vaio VPCEG

On a Sony Vaio VPCEG, bluetooth is not working properly: The gnome-shell bluetooth indicator (at the main bar) shows the bluetooth is on, but when I try to switch visibility on it simply doesn't ...
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Cannot shutdown my Sony Vaio

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7) on my sony Vaio. After the fresh install everything was working fine. then I was informed that new driver were available for my ATI ...
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Suspend, ubuntu 12.04 Sony Vaio VGN-NW120J

I've install 12.04 on my Vaio as a second OS. I created 2 new partitions for swap and /. When the lid is closed, system fails in suspend mode. The indicator blinks like it does in Windows (by ...
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Enabling bluetooth disconnects wireless

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a SONY VAIO VPCSB1Z9E. Wireless and bluetooth are working fine seperately but they won't work at the same time. For example: Wireless is connected and working fine when ...
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Wireless network cannot be enabled for Sony VAIO E series

I cannot use the wireless network from my Sony VAIO E series laptop. My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Please help.
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No audio duplex option in sound options in 12.04 on Vaio VPCS131FD [closed]

I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a Sony Vaio VPCS131FD. Yet the audio duplex option is missing on my sound option and the computer no longer does jack detection. And I think the sound ...
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Alps Touchpad not working on VAIO VPCEH laptop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Sony Vaio(Edit: known from the tags). Although the touchpad is recognized, I am unable to lock the touchpad.
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Restart doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 but shutdown

I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu but I installed it as the second OS (after Win7) on my Sony Vaio netbook. Everything's working fine except for Ubuntu doesn't restart properly. Shutting down is ...
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Brightness controls not working on a Sony Vaio VPCY2

The brightness control are not working on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit , Sony Vaio VPCY2 ( Intel video card) . I've tried both ways Fn+F5/F6 and from Brightness/Lock menu (under Settings) - I can slide the ...
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Touchpad not working on VAIO VGN-TZ170N

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my VAIO VGN-TZ170N and the touchpad isn't working. Tried an external USB mouse and that isn't working either. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Sony Vaio randomly shuts down

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Sony Vaio Laptop. I'm trying to learn the Linux operating system. I have a alight issue in that the computer randomly shuts down. It seems to go through the ...
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How to boot with Intel GMA500 Poulsbo graphics

I have a Sony VAIO netbook with Intel GMA-500 Poulsbo Graphics and I'm trying to boot the latest Ubuntu-12.04 Beta-2 using a bootable USB. According to this Ubuntu-Wiki, support for Intel GMA-500 ...
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How do I get the touchscreen working on a VAIO VPCL237FX?

Tried searching but no one has this model/series it seems. Anyone know of any working touchscreen drivers for the VAIO VPCL2XXX series desktop all in ones? Device is NextWindow Voltron
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Drivers for Sony Vaio VGN-FS920

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on A Sony Vaio VGN-FS920. I need to know how to install drivers for the touchpad and basicaly general operating drivers. I know you can go to Sony's site and get them but ...
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Do I have to use “eject” in terminal to load a cd/dvd (on Sony Vaio with eject button)

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M as a dual boot machine (I have to keep windows for the CAD stuff I need for work). After looking at different answers on why my eject button ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 overheating with Sony Vaio [closed]

I am a Windows user trying to move over to Ubuntu without much success. I have installed the 11.10 version as dual boot by using Wubi tool on the Ubuntu website and can only use the operating system ...
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Touchpad Scrolling doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW220F

In Windows 7 (which was included on my laptop), I could use the right side of the touchpad to scroll vertically, and the bottom edge to scroll horizontally. In Ubuntu, this doesn't work and I see no ...
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My fan is DEAFENING - Please help, i googled and googled to no avail [VAIO Laptop]

- Greetings to all helpful Ubuntu Gurus - i'm using a VAIO VPC EB100C Laptop with an Ubuntu 11.10 OS running on it [64bit] and i'm having grave issues with my fan - it runs non stop. I doubt that ...
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Is a Sony Vaio Z Power Media Dock with AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics a recommend buy?

Has anyone tried the Sony Vaio Z Power Media Dock with AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics under Linux? Does it work with Bumblebee hybrid graphics? I am considering it as a potential update of my current ...
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Wireless is disabled by hardware switch on sony vaio

I have Sony VAIO VPCEB26FG. I installed ubuntu 11.04. When i switch on my wireless button only bluetooth gets activated and it shows wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I tried using command ...
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CPU overheating on a Sony Vaio VPCEA15FG

I have installed Ubuntu besides Windows7 on my laptop (Vaio Sony VPCEA15FG). I can work with Windows for several hours without any problem; but as soon as I log into Ubuntu, my CPU overheats to 80C ...
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Internal Speakers not functioning after removing headphone

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA23EN Laptop. The problem is when i detach the headphone from jack, the internal speakers don't function.
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can't configure Nvidia on my Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W

i have recently bought a Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W laptop on which i installed Ubuntu 11.10 64bit OS type the graphic card is 512 MB NV GeForce 410M for which I chose (version current) [Recommended] if I ...
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Mouse Driver Problems / Sony Vaio keeps shutting down on its own [closed]

My mouse driver constantly freezes up in 11.10 and I can't seem to fix it. Once it freezes I have to restart... which means tons of restarts every day. I can barely get any work done. Also as of the ...
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Why is Ubuntu 11.10 64bit using all my memory?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCZ122GX with 4GB RAM,Nvidia Cards. I install ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. I am currently open : 1 Tab Firefox, Virtual Box with 1 WinXP ~700 RAM, 1 terminal top. That's all. But Memory ...
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Why can't wireless connection be enabled on my Sony Vaio E-Series laptop?

I have built in wireless (with a switch & light on hardware for it) it's a Sony Vaio E-series with Ubuntu running alongside windows 7. The button in the menu for enable wireless is greyed out, ...
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How do I get a Sony VAIO vgn-cr120e webcam working? [closed]

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E with Ubuntu 11.10. My webcam will not work with skype or cheese. It simply says "No Device Found". Can somebody please help me fix this? Thanks.
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Can't install Xubuntu with unetbootin from hardrive

I have no dvd or usb and I'm trying to install Xubuntu with unetbootin from hardrive. I have 120gb hardrive with 3 partition: Win7, Swap, and one for Xubuntu First I do this and get the following ...
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Unable to adjust brightness on a Sony VAIO F133FXB

I cant control my laptop screen brightness with Fn+F5/F6 keys and also with Brightness control tool in settings. I tried to edit xorg.conf file but it didn't work (after restart my ubuntu didn't ...
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Backlight screen flickering on a Sony Vaio VPCYB15AL

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10, and everything went just now when the computer got into suspension, when it got back the screen started flickering, specially on the dashboard, it trends to disappear ...
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System shows “Battery Critically low”

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on VAIO . Whenever I unplug the charger from my laptop, there comes a dialog showing "battery critically low" and system suspends, even when the charge is 100%.
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Can't install ubuntu in my Sony Vaio VPC21EFX [closed]

I wonder if anyone ever tried to install ubuntu [11.10 in my case] in a Sony Vaio VPC 21EFX, preferably using wubi. I tried several ubuntu builds but none of them seem to work. I just get a black ...