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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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Alternate Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on new Vaio svz (RAID0)

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit on my brand new Vaio SVZ laptop. I am using alternate installer, since the machine has a RAID0 SSD (fake raid?). After activating ATA RAID, ...
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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 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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CPU overheating on a Sony Vaio VPCEA15FG

I have installed Ubuntu besides Windows7 on my laptop (Vaio Sony VPCEA15FG). I can work with Windows for several hours without any problem; but as soon as I log into Ubuntu, my CPU overheats to 80C ...
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Ambient light sensor support

I have a 2010 Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, with an ambient light sensor installed to adjust screen brightness automatically. However, last time I checked, this was not supported by default ...
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Prevent LED blinking on Sony Vaio

I own a Sony Vaio VPCSB18GG model laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04. The dedicated power button has a LED built-in. The LED glows green when the laptop is being used. But when the battery is say, 30%, it ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on sony vaio

I managed to install Ubuntu in a sony vaio laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and updated to Windows 8.1. After I finished the process, I experienced the same behavior than "landroni" (How to fix ...
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Unstable Mouse Pointer using Synaptics Touchpad

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1711W1E laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. The mouse pointer when I'm using the Synaptics touchpad is really inaccurate, when tapping the touchpad the pointer jumps to another ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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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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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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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W will not boot without the power cable plugged in

My Sony Vaio VGN-N31M/W only boots with the power cable plugged in. The screen simply hangs on the Grub screen, it loads when acpi is disabled but the laptop is then very slow and can not recognise ...
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battery recalibration tool Sony Vaio, battery Li-ion

I`m searching for recalibration battery tool for Li-ion battery of my Sony Vaio laptop. Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Battery last for max. 10 min. there is just just 2 ways to solve it: 1 . recalibrate and ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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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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Webcam not working on Sony vaio pro 13 on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new sony vaio pro 13, You can find the specifications here. Apparently no one had issues with the webcam before when using 13.10 or 13.04. So, as a new ...
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sony vaio tap 11 touchpad and mouse conflict

I have a question, which I have a partial answer to, but would like to have a full answer. And my partial answer might be helpful to others. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio Tap 11, ...
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Wireless not Working BCM43142 Ubuntu 12.10 on Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB

I recently bought Sony Vaio Fit 15E SVF15414CXB. It has a AMD 64-bit processor and is pre-installed with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and made it dual boot. But to my surprise no wireless ...
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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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Ubuntu won't shutdown using integrated GPU (Vaio VPCSB)

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSB1D7E (W7 + Ubuntu 12.04). It has hybrid graphics (AMD+Intel). I installed both the AMD Catalyst drivers and the Intel ones. So far, using both graphic cards works fine, but I ...
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How to configure ubuntu brightness control

I have a Sony VAIO Z laptop, and installed Ubuntu. Most of the stuff does not work and the battery drains very quick but most annoyingly the brightness control does not support the full range of ...
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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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Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
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WIFI doesn't work on Vaio ultrabook duo “Ubuntu 14.04”

WIFI doesn't work on Vaio ultrabook duo "Ubuntu 14.04" Please help me. From Synaptic package manager i installed b43 -fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer need help(((
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Sony VAIO-P11z lost desktop on 14.04LTS after trying to update audio drivers

On a Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. GMA500 This is a USB drive-created-from-a-magazine-DVD installation and audio and built-in mic were not working, a common problem with laptops using Intel's ...
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subwoofer not working in viao SVF15212SNB laptop

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my sony vaio laptop SVF15212SNB. I am having issues with sound. normal sound works ok, but subwoofer etc are not working. I installed daily dkms package as well . but no ...
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USB ports constantly connecting / disconnecting when devices with batteries are plugged in

I have a SONY VAIO Fit 13A and running Ububtu 14.04. My problem is that when I connect a device with a battery (like a mobile phone or an MP3 player) it gets constantly connected / disconnected. This ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - SONY Vaio laptop USB not working/ recognising

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 in my SONY vaio Laptop. It has 3 USB ports. One port is working and other two is not recognizing/working.
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Update to 14.04 Hardware

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-N11S running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Is the hardware of my computer good enough to update to 14.04 Trusty Thur? Is a update recommanded? I am new to Ubunutu and this Forum so ...
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Can't get to grub menu for dual-booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu

I have been knocking my head against this issue for weeks, and I am at a point where I do not know where to go next. I have a Sony VAIO that came pre-installed w/ windows 8 (has since been updated to ...
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graphic and sound problem with SONY VAIO VGN-FS980 UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

First Ubuntu was a little slow with the graphics so I decided find for new drivers but after installing the intel graphic installer, the graphics and the computer in general are faster but the cursor ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Sony T11

I've been trying to dual boot Ubuntu with W8 on my Sony Vaio T11 for ages now and had just about given up when I noticed some people on this forum had managed it. Can any of you please give me some ...
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Lubuntu, rEFInd and Windows 8 Bootloader

I have a VAIO and I installed Lubuntu in UEFI mode. The VAIO also comes up with Windows 8.1 The next thing I know, the VAIO only boot into Windows 8. Every time I try the Boot into another OS option ...
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Sony Vaio Keyboard Light not working VPCSB Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony Vaio VPCSB. The keyboard light is not working along with the keyboard sensor (in Windows you can cover the sensor and they Keyboard lights would come on. Does ...
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Bluetooth BCM431412 not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Firstly, it is my first question, so please pardon me, if you see any mistakes... I'm running a x64 Ubuntu distr in a: Sony Vaio SVF15A13CDB With a WiFi/Bluetooth board BCM43142 and my Bluetooth ...
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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-TT280N no sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop Sony Vaio VGN-TT280Nn, but no sound. In Windows 7 all work fine. lspci -k | grep Audio -A2 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio ...
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Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM TouchPad only moves when clicking, fixed but unexplained

I dual boot between 14.04 and Windows 7 professional on a Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM. When starting Ubuntu I found that the cursor would only move when the touchpad was clicked and held down. In addition: ...
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dualboot windows 8/ubuntu 14.04 problem - boot repair?

I have Sony Vaio E series SVE14A2M1EW and I tried to install ubuntu 14.04. I used this manual: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) After installation I ...
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Ubuntu Sony Vaio VPCZ 133

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my sony vaio vpcz 133. It freezes after login into the system. So I go back and install the 12.04, works great. I'm planning to install the laptop mode tools on it. ...
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Can I get my Sony Stylus vgp-std2 to work porpably

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Sony Vaio fit-multiflip. The Stylus from Sony is working as a basic mouse without right mouse button although the stylus has got two buttons which aren't doing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't login on Vaio

I have a Vaio VCPEB1E0E with the broken screen so I have it on an external screen. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and added some other programs that I need (Inkscape, Gimp,...). After that I tried ...
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Debug overheating issue on Sony Vaio Pro 13 /w Intel Haswell

I am using my Sony VAIO Pro 13 Powerbook since about a year now. I installed Ubuntu on the first day. Recently I realized that the system gets hot even without load. I can not say when it started but ...
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How to keep Ubuntu 14.04 from asking me for wifi password all the time.

I have a Sony Vaio Flip 15 and Ubuntu 14.04 constantly asks me to confirm my wifi about every 10 minutes and it really gets in the way of doing some things. I found other users experiencing the same ...
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Setting up Sony Vaio Mode Switch buttons

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SR200 series, VGN-SR250FN exactly, that has a MODE, SETTING, and SWITCH MODE buttons. Has anyone configured this buttons to work with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? Is there any application ...
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How to update bios on Sony vaio VGN-CS36GJ without Windows

I need to enable hardware virtualization so that i can work with android emulator efficiently. From "/proc/cpuinfo" file I can find out that CPU supports visualization. but when i tried to enable it ...