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Sony Vaio Ubuntu installation won't boot afterwards

It may seem like a duplicate question, but it's not. I have a Sony Vaio that I installed Ubuntu 15.10 It was not a dual boot. During installation, I picked "erase everything and install ubuntu". ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after installation

I have a Vaio Pro and had Ubuntu 13.10 with EFI boot on it which worked fine until I did something wrong. What I did: reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 run boot-repair create the ...
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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Sony VAIO SVF1521 Not turn off keyboard backlight

I use ubuntu 15.10. My sony SVF1521JSTB hasn't got kbd_bakclight file in "/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/" path, and when I try run as root this "echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/.../kbd_backlight" command, ...
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Can't disable backlit keyboard on Sony Viao, Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit

I need to turn off the backlit keyboard on my Sony Viao, with 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04. I'm prone to migraines, and the lights really bother my eyes. I've ried several posted solutions, none work. ...
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Fan Control cannot function on Sony Vaio Laptop T series (SVT)

I am trying to control the fan speed; however, the config cannot work : /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Later on, I learn that maybe the superIO is not ...
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Brightness control in Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony Vaio?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Sony Vaio [nVidia GeForce 410M/PCIe/SSE2]. Earlier I had 12.04 installed on it, then I edited the xorg.conf file to control brightness using the function ...
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How to use xbacklight with brightness keys in a VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO VPCCW15FL, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Sadly, the brightness keys do not work out of the box, although the brightness meter reacts to the brightness up/down keypresses. ...
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Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win

my computer is a Sony Vaio Notebook. I used Ubuntu and Win 8 with dualboot but windows somehow managed to remove the choosing of the OS at startup. I think the bios is EFI and secureboot was disabled ...
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How do I permanently disable my touchscreen on Sony VAIO

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio SVP1322X2EB. It's working great only I noticed that the touchscreen (which is enabled by default) affects my battery life. I don't use it, so now I ...
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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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Integrated Webcam Sony Vaio VPC EH14FM problem

I am new to ubuntu and since installing it on my Vaio the webcam no longer works. I have tried looking at many forums for the answer but none seem to work. For example using cheese or vlc or Skype ...
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How to stop wifi kill switch from filling syslog?

Just sat down at my wife's computer which was complaining about no space in the root filesystem. Fortunately, Nautilus and Ctrl-Alt-T still worked so I was able to find the offending file - syslog - ...
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problem with the sound in ubuntu 14

There is no sound but videos are working fine. I have tried sudo apt-get install pulseaudiooutput command. I got the output:- Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to install Playmemories home Software?

I use Sony Vaio laptop. And I would like to install playmemories home, which is a software developed and released by Sony which is not available for Linux I believe. But for a testing I want to ...
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There's no kdb_backlight for turning off keyboard backlight in my ubuntu?

Here is the situation: I have a sony-vaio svf152190x laptop. I install on it ubuntu 15.10 and I want to turn off keyboard back light. I search for that in google and i found out i must to change the ...
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WIfi Not showing then how to connect

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 alongside my windows 8.i am unable to connect to wi as it shows now wifi network,I have sony Vaio f series laptop.Just Please reply as early as possible
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how to enable(swith-on) usb-power in ununtu?

I am using sony vaio laptop , intel i5 processor which give me facility to charge my phone through one usb 3.0 port of my laptop even while my laptop is powered off. In windows sony vaio manager give ...
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touchpad sometimes doesn't respond

Sometimes the pointer stop move while my finger is moving over the touchpad and I have to try several times. I did not have the issue in the past (or at least very rare), but since a few weeks, the ...
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How can I fix 'Memory Corruption Detected In Low Memory' - Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Sony Vaio FW55

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my Sony Vaio laptop (FW55 Series), and I keep getting these 'memory corruption detected in low memory' messages before I login, after I login, and thereafter. Do I ...
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How do I disable the right click when pressing 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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Sony vaio windows 7 restore. Please help! [duplicate]

My cousin installed Ubuntu on my laptop last week in dual boot mode along side windows 7. I did a restore to out of the box settings and at the first restart during the installation I get the error ...
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Windows 8 removes Grub as default boot manager

I have a Sony VAIO S series with Windows 8 preinstalled, and I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new partition. When the PC boots Grub is display, and I can choose between Windows 8 (didn't worked at the ...
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Can't choose to boot either windows 8.1 or ubuntu on uefi

I use a Sony Vaio SVF14212 with windows 8 pre-installed. I removed Windows 8 and installed windows 8.1. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS(I want to have dual boot ubuntu-windows), but when it ...
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ubuntu 14 sony vaio overheating E series PCEL25EA

I'm facing an overheating issue with my laptop Hardware: AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour ...
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Occasionally Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit freezes on my old Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN laptop

I have an old laptop Sony Vaio VPCEB32EN model (2 GB RAM, Intel Core i3-370M Processor 2.40 GHz, Intel HD graphics). I have removed the windows 7 OS and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit since I wanted ...
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On-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Under Microsoft Windows 8, our Sony VAIO Tap 20 (a touch-screen desktop computer) automatically displays an on-screen keyboard if one touches a text field on-screen or there is otherwise no keyboard ...
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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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Changing Charging Thresholds of Sony Vaio

Is there any way to change the charging thresholds for a Sony Vaio running Ubuntu ?
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and the Broadcom BCM43241 card in my vaio duo 13 doesn't even show up

I have tried all the known solutions and it still won't work. I have tried the brcm modprobe after updating the firmware library as well as doing the blacklist thing for bcm43xx. Is there a fix for ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.04 using sony VAIO with win 8.1 pre installed

I am new to Linux and I am recent trying to install 64-bit ubuntu 15.04 into my sony VAIO S series laptop (SVS13125CGP)with windows 8.1 pre-installed to make it a dual-boot laptop. I have tried the ...
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Sony Vaio Pro Duo 13 SDIO Broadcom BCM43241 Not Recognized

For the solution skip to the very bottom of this post. Keeping all track changes for anyone else looking for this. I've decided since the original post is no longer updated, I'm going to start a new ...
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“Can't find operating system”

I did an install of Ubuntu 15.04 (after 14.04.3 didn't work b/c of 2 errors on disk) on an old Sony Vaio that was running windows 7. I finally got 15.04 to complete the download with no errors, but ...
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Touchpad freezing

I am using a Sony Vaio VPCEB34EN model laptop. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and some time after starting up system my touchpad starts freezing and sometimes it clicks on something which I had never clicked ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't boot, Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S

I've set up Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio (VGN-NW11S), dual boot with Windows 7. The computer is approx. 4 years old. It worked fine for 1 week or so, but since a few days it doesn't boot any more. I ...
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Modem not working inside Sony Vaio

Ubuntu does not identify GSM modem. My laptop: Sony Vaio model: PCG-51 Lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Sony Vaio VGN FZ21E WebCam

Gang!!! I use a Sony Vaio Laptop Computer, model VGN-FZ21E, with Lubuntu (last upgraded version). My problem is about the internal WebCam (Motion Eye) and Microphone: Lubuntu doesn't recognize these ...
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Sony Vaio S external sheet battery not used under Ubuntu?

I have a problem with my Sony Vaio S Laptop and my external sheet battery. I do not know whether only the display is not appropriate or if the battery is never actually used, but when the bettery of ...
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how to boost up ubuntu 14.04 performance in Sony VAIO E series?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and getting very low performance. I have 4Gb RAM and intel core i3-2330M 2.20 GHz processor. Is it possible to improve performance?
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How to fix Ubuntu touch screen problems on Sony Vaio laptops?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which has Touchscreen enabled. And I have ubuntu installed alongside the windows 8.1. But I can't use Touchscreen as I can in Windows 8.1 in my Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use ...
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unable to use wifi on sony vaio duo 13 SVD13215CGB

I'm new to linux and I've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 onto my 16GB thumbdrive. The issue is that it has no wifi capability. lspci shows: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM ...
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How do I connect my bluetooth Jaybird Bluebuds X to my Sony VAIO?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony VAIO VPCCW290X. I turn Bluetooth on and click "set up new device" and set my Jaybird Bluebuds X to pairing mode. after about 4 seconds, the buds stop trying to pair. ...
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Ubuntu color distortion

The color in my Ubuntu starts to distort few minutes after the reboot. For instance, orange color divides up into orange and yellowish, text becomes thinner with grayish borders, etc. What could be ...
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Sony Vaio (sve14a27cxh) overheat and very loud fan

Since I lost de recover partition from may Sony Vaio, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS installed (berfore I used to have a dual boot with Windows 8). Ever since I dual booted it I have experienced overheat ...
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Sony Vaio Fn Keys not working

I have installed xubuntu 14.04 on an old sony vaio (vgn fs35gp model) and none of the FN + F keys are functioning (volume ,brightness etc). Xev doesnt give any outputs when Fn key is pressed. ...