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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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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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Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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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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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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Brightness controls are not working in sony vaio with amd radeon hd 7650

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15116EN with AMD Radeon HD 7650 graphics card. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10. My brightness controls are not working but sound controls are working fine. I have also tried ...
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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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Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW)

I have a Sony vaio laptop fit 15E model SVF1521DCXW and I want to turn OFF its keyboard back-light. It doesn't have a phisycal function shortcut key on the keyboard . I can turn off it with VAIO ...
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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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How to fix dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio?

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio that came pre-installed with Windows 8 in (I understand) UEFI mode. And I am experiencing the dual-boot hell. I already tried most of the ...
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Sony Vaio WebCam shows the error “No WebCam Detected”

The initial problem. Errors on boot up pointing to USB2 the Sony Vaio webcam. Errors after loading Ubuntu 12.04 No WebCam detected. How do I fix this?
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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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How do I disable 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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13.10 on vaio pro with UEFI

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my vaio pro in UEFI mode but it failed (i.e. when I reboot, Ubuntu is not detected). So I installed boot-repair in a live session and used the recommended repair ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu 13.04 UEFI on Sony Vaio SVE17137!

Background/Hardware: Sony Vaio SVE17137 CXB, pre-installed with Windows 8 Intel Core i7-3632QM Mobile Intel® HM76 Express Chipset AMD Radeon HD7650M 16 GB RAM 1 TB internal drive Windows 8 wiped. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Sony VAIO T-Series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO T-Series (SVT15117CDS) laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. After having the computer for a while, I updated it to Windows 8.1. I now want to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto the ...
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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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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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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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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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Webcam error crashes install before generic avatar can be selected, Installing with Secondary screen - Primary broken

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on a Sony Vaio Laptop, the laptop's primary screen is non-functional. I run into a problem on the screen following the creation of a username/password. It ...
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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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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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Computer hangs on boot logo when using “power” button

So after a long day fighting with UEFI and later on trying to get GRUB to play nice with UEFI, I have managed to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 on my Sony VAIO "Tap 20" (the big, touchscreen, all-in-one ...
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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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Sony vaio fit with ubuntu 12.04, sound missing

The speakers in my Sony Vaio Fit SVF15A1C5E don't work, while headphones do. lspci -nn|egrep 'ultimedia|udio|sound|AC97|ac97|EMU': 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High ...
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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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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USB 2.0 ports don't work on Sony VAIO S series laptop

I have a Sony VAIO S-series laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My USB 3.0 port works but my two USB 2.0 ports do not work. I've read through this thread but could not find a solution to my problem. All ...
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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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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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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 ?
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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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Brightness Control Keys on Sony Vaio not working on 12.10

Hi everyone i'm having a problem that for what i have seen its very common with the latest version of ubuntu. So I updated my graphics drivers on my laptop to the latest nvidia ones but now my ...
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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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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 can I controll Brightness in Sony Vaio SVE151A11W?

Disclaimer First: I have gone thorugh these following threads here and followed all of their advice but none of them worked Brightness Control Problem on Sony VAIO with NVIDIA GT-320M unable to ...
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Bluetooth is not working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH35EN and yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.10. Bluetooth is not working, can anyone help me please?
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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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Need help getting switchable graphics working under Ubuntu 14.10

According to "Details" (System Settings-->Details), my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card (it says the graphics are "Intel Sandybridge Mobile"), ...
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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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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony VAIO computers with UEFI?

I have a Sony VAIO SVF14213CLB laptop, with a Core i3 64-bit processor. This computer has UEFI security, and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I want to know if the hardware is compatible with Ubuntu. ...
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Installing and Only Using Radeon HD 6630M on VAIO VPC-CB15F

At the moment my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card with the "X.org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati" drivers, ...
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13.10 doesn't boot on Vaio Pro 13

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Vaio Pro 13, disabled safe mode, but used UEFI and not legacy mode. I did an encrypted LVM installation and erased the complete SSD. It booted just fine from ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB [duplicate]

Please help me to install Ubuntu 13.04 in a dual boot setup with Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio E Series SVE14125CNB laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu, after the installation is finished, the system ...