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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) [duplicate]

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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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: ...
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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 [closed]

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