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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 ...
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Installing on a Sony Vaio VPCZ138GG [closed]

I long for Linux and have been trying for the past 12 days to install Ubuntu/Linux mint on my Laptop [Sony VAIO VPC Z138gGG with 256GB SSD HDD/8GB RAM/NVIDIA GEFORCE Graphics card] without success. ...
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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 ?