Some info: I have a patch file
vaio-full-3.2.2.patch which I downloaded from here. Well, if I patch the kernel with it, it is supposed to get some hardware working, such as the light sensor that controls the lcd's brightness and the keyboard's backlight and some other things (See). It's for sony vaio f11 series. My laptop is a f111fx, dual-boot win7/ubuntu 12.04 with kernel:
Well, What am I supposed to do?! :-) Will it work for me? Experienced guys please help me understand what I am exactly gonna do.
(I'm kinda newbie in Linux programming, kernel hacking, etc. I'm not a beginner programmer though. I know matlab, latex, some C++ and some python but the fact is I haven't worked with linux much.)