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Power management issues on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E [duplicate]

this is my first question here, I'm a newbie. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E E-Series. The hardware is: CPU: intel i5-430M RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 SSD: Crucial M4 64GB ...
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Keyboard backlight sensor doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCS116FG

I have a VAIO laptop (VPCS116FG, S series). Its keyboard has sensors that can detect how bright the surrounding is, so it automatically turns on the backlight in dark places such as airplane cabins. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on on Sony Vaio Y Series E-450

Hi guys I am not able to install Ubuntu 11.10/SUSE on my new Sony Vaio, All the Linux distributions get hanged on the Initial USB boot saying "Syslinux 4.04 EDD XYZ" Can anyone suggest how can I ...
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Cannot scroll using trackpad on Sony Vaio

since upgrading my vaio notebook to Ubuntu 11.10, I am unable to scroll using my trackpad. Tried all means to no avail. Please suggest a step by step process to solve the problem. This has almost left ...
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Change brightness Vaio FZ

I can't change the brightness on my Vaio VGN-FZ340E. There isn't even a slider on the screens window. The only way I've found to do it is to use smartdimmer throught the command line, however this is ...
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How do I enable Hibernation on a Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J?

I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my old SONY VAIO VGN-NS235J I works very smooth and is fast in every aspect. One problem i am facing is that I can't Hibernate it as I can do it on Windows earlier, how do i ...
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Unity is not loading correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have Ubuntu 11.10 and it was working well. But right now when I try to start my session with Unity it loads ...
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Touchpad Freezing on a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E

I have a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E. I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 . While upgrading (on downloading packages step) I lost my internet connection and 2-3 minutes later it resumed. I continued to ...
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EHCI_HCD resets interfere with USB transfers

So I have this extremely annoying problem and would love some help. Thanks in advance. First off i'm using a Vaio Z series Laptop, 2.4 GHZ, 4 GB DDR3 RAM. I am on ubuntu 11.04 64-bit at the moment. ...
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No scrolling on my Vaio VPCEF3E1E Notebook

I have a big problem with my Sony Vaio VPCEF3E1E touch-pad. I can't scroll. Since I'm a new Ubuntu user, I have no idea where I can find an answer. I have found no answer in the mouse options either.
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No Bluetooth adapter is present

I've a Sony Vaio VPCEH1S0E and I've got a problem with Bluetooth. My Bluetooth applet is running but there's no way to configure my Bluetooth device because Ubuntu says that "no adapter is present". ...
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Sony Vaio VPC-EH1S0E bluetooth and num lock

Notebook: Sony Vaio VPC-EH1S0E Ram: 4GB Graphics: Intel HD3000 Cpu: Intel Core i5-2410m I've got 2 problems: 1) i've always the bluetooth on when i boot or reboot. I want to turn it off (i don't use ...
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Cannot control the fan on a Sony Vaio laptop

I've got Sony Vaio laptop and my fan is on all the time, though the temperature on the video-adapter is always over 60°С. As I've googled, vaiofand does not support VPC-EA series. Is there ...
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Fn+F7 key not working on Sony vaio VPCSB18GG (S series) [closed]

I have a Sony VAIO VPCSB18GG (S series) running Ubuntu 10.04. Please help get the VGA out to an external monitor using Fn+F7 or by any other method.
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Vertical Scroll doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I have an Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E that I have dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu all 64 bit In ubuntu I don't have vertical scroll. Same thing happens with Fedora 15,Linuxmint11 of course 64 bit If someone ...
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Display Brightness Scaling is Incorrect on a VAIO CW

My display brightness adjustment is off by a factor of 10, i.e. it's brightest at 10% instead of at 100%, and the difference between 0% and 1% is a little too high. Any way to fix either of these ...
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I keep getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee

I'm getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee (Hardware graphics switcher). I'm running Ubuntu 11.04. My computer is a Sony Vaio Z (VPCZ122Gx). The github page is here: ...
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How can I install the OpenGL libraries in Ubuntu 11.04?

I need OpenGL for some processing programming, how can I install the OpenGL libraries in Ubuntu 11.04? I have a Sony Vaio F series with nVIDIA drivers installed.
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Do kernel downgrades to fix power regressions in newer kernels?

I am currently running Natty with kernel 2.6.38-8-generic on a VAIO laptop running ATI Mobile Radeon and a Core i5 CPU. I was wondering if it were possible to downgrade from kernel 2.6.38-8 to ...
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How to I get suspend/hibernate working with my proprietary NVIDIA driver?

I'm using a Sony Vaio Z. (VPCZ122GX to be precise) I have to use a modded kernel to boot and then reboot into the new kernel in order to get accelerated graphics. This is due to the nature of the ...
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How to use Hybrid Graphic Switch on Sony Vaio Z?

I got it to install nicely and it's all working, but I don't know which graphics card is being used nor how to switch between. I tried installing the official Nvidia drivers, but then I could not boot ...
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Ubuntu on AMD based Sony Vaio VPCY B15AG

Last week I bought a AMD E350 (AMD Fusion platform) based Sony VAIO (VPCYB15AG) having AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, I removed Windows that came along with and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (AMD64) using USB ...
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Vaio VPCS136FG boots to just a black screen [closed]

Hi all I've recently bought a Vaio S series laptop, in case S136. the problem is that when i try to boot from live disc to install or test, just a black screen appears. the problem, as addressed in ...
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HDMI port not recognized on Sony Vaio

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit with a Sony VAIO VPC F11. It has an NVIDIA GeForce 310M video card, with the latest Nvidia drivers for the 64 bit linux, and a Windows partition with Win7 64bit. ...
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Can't start ubuntu on Vaio Z

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 32bit on this pc. I have both tried with Wubi from Windows and from USB stick, but after the installation process when I select to boot Ubuntu the screen becomes ...
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Changing brightness on a Sony Vaio laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 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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Vgaswitcheroo not working on vpc-z12m9e [closed]

So I have recently tried to get vgaswitcheroo working in Ubuntu 10.10 on my Sony Vaio vpc-z12m9e and I am now at the state where I can properly boot and use the Intel card rather reliably - however ...
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Problems with graphics of Sony Vaio Z

I have problem with my Sony Vaio Z VPCZ1. It has physical selector of GPUs which Linux kernel does not detect. So after GRUB I see black display (I tried different distributions of Ubuntu and other ...
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Has anyone got graphics working properly on 10.04 on a Sony Vaio P series? [closed]

A fresh install gives me full native resolution but it's still pretty unusable. Scrolling a browser or page of text is so slow it's forced me back to windows (!). Youtube video is out of the question. ...
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How do I get the microphone on a Sony Vaio cs33g working? [closed]

my sony vaio cs33g microphone is working on windows7 but it does not work on Ubuntu, any suggestions ?