Questions tagged [sony]

Sony Electronics is a company that makes a wide variety of consumer electronic products. On Ask Ubuntu, Sony is generally used when referring to the vaio computer line. When used for this purpose, use the "vaio" tag instead.

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Sony WH1000-XM5, taking off headset pausing, putting on not resuming

I followed this answer to get the headphone commands to start/stop the players and even control the volume. I somehow cannot get the play/pause when putting on/off to working. Taking the headphones ...
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Sony WH1000-XM3 Microphone not working on 20.04 LTS

Basically the title is self explanatory. Sound works great but microphone is a no go. I pretty much have stock Ubuntu 20.04 with some additional applications added. Any ideas on a fix for this? Have I ...
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How turn off airplane mode?

I have a problem getting the WIFI to work in Ubuntu 20.04. In short i can not use WIFI, cause of airplane on. I can not turn off airplane mode. My laptop: Sony VAIO VGN-FW560F. Output of: sudo rfkill ...
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Sony WF-L900 LinkBuds Bluetooth Earbuds not recognized as audio device

I am trying to connect my Sony WF-L900 LinkBuds to my laptop with Ubuntu as bluetooth headset. The device is found and I can pair without issue, however, it does not appear as audio device to select. ...
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Using DualShock 4 and DualSense controller over Bluetooth

As I haven't had any success on unix stackexchange, I try here. Maybe I'm impatient, maybe this is not the good way to ask for help, feel free to tell me! For some time I've used a Playstation ...
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sony wh-1000xm4 configure high quality mic and audio output with bluetooth ubuntu 20.04

I've just bought a Sony wh-1000xm4. I want to use audio output and microphone (headset) with the best possible audio quality for work calls (zoom, google meet, etc). The device connected automatically ...
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Can not play sound in Sony WH-H910N ( Bluetooth Headphone )

I recently bought Sony WH-H910N and I try to play sound in my headphone with Bluetooth in Ubuntu 20.04 but I failed, I tried many posts available in askubuntu about How to connect sony wh1000xm3/4 ...
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How do I use a Sony thermal printer (UP-D898DC)?

I am trying to install and use a Sony thermal printer on Ubuntu 20.04, specifically the UP-D898DC. Unfortunately Sony does not support this printer on Linux so there is no driver for Linux. Do you ...
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RAW Thumbnails in Nautilus (Sony .ARW)

I am struggling to have RAW Thumbnails show in Nautilus. I am using Ubuntu 21.04 & specifically Sony ARW from Sony A6000, Nex 6 & Nex 3 cameras. All of these use the same arw with embedded jpg ...
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Sony WHX1000 M3 won't connect to Ubuntu 20.04 with VMODA BOOM PRO microphone inserted into the headphone jack

My Sony WHX1000 M3 won't connect to the bluetooth of Ubuntu 20.04 when VMODA BOOM PRO microphone is inserted into the headphone jack. How do I make it work? Some more clarification: My PC has two ...
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Sony Wifi Disabled (Hard Blocked)

My computer model is Sony SVE15137CXW. Wifi is disabled by hard block. I cannot disable airplane mode to turn on Wifi. airplane mode's screen photo I tried solutions which are in this link: https://...
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Bluetooth not working on Ubuntu - Sony Vaio Laptop

This is my first question here on askubuntu.com. I am an absolute beginner and installed ubuntu dual boot with windows 10. At first, the bluetooth on ubuntu didn't work for some reason, and I did a ...
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Any way to check a PS3 controller's battery on Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I use a Sony Dualshock 3 Controller to play a few games on Steam. As I tend to use the controller wirelessly for long periods of time, it's not uncommon to have the ...
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Issues using Sony digital camera RX100M4 as a webcam on Ubuntu 20.04

Followed instructions to install the v4l2loopback kernel module and gphoto2. I can control the camera and take pictures using Entangle, and also see the live preview video within Entangle, but I ...
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usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory # error while doing Sony AOSP project

nik@nik-desktop:~/android$ repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-10.0.0_r41 /usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory nik@nik-desktop:~/android$ I am ...
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how to format a burned dvd (r+w)

hii i want to format a burned dvd in ubuntu....Thus i tried a lot using various options like cdrecord dev=/dev/sr0 blank=fast but its not working error is ( i am using ubuntu 20.04) wodim: Operation ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, Bluetooth True wireless headphones not working (work in previous version) Sony WF-1000XM3

First of all, sorry for my poor English. I upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, clean installation, and my bluetooth headphones stop working/connecting. I put them in pairing mode, Ubuntu recognized them. if I ...
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Bluetooth headphones media keys not working

I'm using the Sony WH-1000XM3 on Ubuntu 20.04. The headphones support media controls through touch gestures. Volume up/down works fine, but pause/play and next/previous track does nothing. Neither in ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 install fails on Sony Vaio VPCEL1E1E

A couple of months ago I was given an old laptop. A Sony VAIO - VPCEL1E1E. I upgraded to Windows 10 and finally I decided to install Ubuntu as soon as the latest version 20.04 LTS was released. Let me ...
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HDMI fails to connect to Sony Bravia TV

I just hooked a Sony Bravia TV up to my Ubuntu 19.10 laptop, but the TV just says no signal. There are two HDMI ports on the back of the TV, four in the settings, and I've tried each of the eight ...
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Old Laptop to TV connection USB Question

I have an older laptop and want to hook it to a TV that has USB, HDMI, and standard (F-connector) cable. Laptop has USB, and VGA. Can I just get a USB to USB cable and it will work, or do I need a USB ...
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How do I copy udev rules to the right place? Likely a simple question, but I cannot find a tutorial or anything on how to do it

I want to copy this code into /etc/udev/rules.d/. At first I tried to drag a text file named 50-ds4drv.rules into it, but lo, I was not allowed, obvious in hindsight. I am aware that I need to use ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop slow app starts, freezing, getting error at boot

Applications slowly start, and the mouse sometimes freezes for a long time. With the troubleshooting below we have realised there may be a kernel issue and more. OS: Ubuntu 19.10 64-bit RAM: 3.7Gib ...
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Sony headphone doesn't allow input + output

Ubuntu 18.04, Sony WH-H900N In sound settings, I can set the input device to the headphone Headset - WH-H900N(H.ear), but whenever i do that, it automatically sets the output quality to Headset Head ...
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Connecting Sony XB900N in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm not able to connect my Sony XB900N Bluetooth headset in Ubuntu 16.04. I tried using the default Bluetooth manager and blueman. Both failed to add the device. What could be the problem? Blueman ...
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Enabling keyboard backlight on Sony VAIO on Ubuntu 19.10

After reading dozens of other posts and nothing seems to work, I've located "keyboard backlight" in the /sys/module/sony_laptop/parameters/ module but don't know how to get it to switch on. I've ...
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Laptop wont boot & screen flashes on boot Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I own a Sony Vaio E Series laptop that has the screen flashing on boot into Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. Half the time it wont actually boot into Ubuntu, and hangs with a black screen before the login screen ...
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Unable to access BIOS from Sony Vaio SVE series laptop [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot in my Sony Vaio SVE15115ENW. I thought of factory resetting my laptop and started the VAIO recovery system. During the resetting process, it did format the disk ...
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After laptop lid closed keyboard not responding

I am using ubuntu 18.04.2 Sony Vaio. Keyboard is not responding after I closed the lid and tried to start the os again. Here is the output of dmesg | grep i8042 dmesg | grep i8042 [ 1.392168] ...
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Sony VAIO Duo 13 Wifi not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I have the Sony VAIO Duo 13 with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Dual-Booted. I cannot get the internal wifi chip to work with Ubuntu. The internal chip works with Windows 10. I have tried many solutions ...
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Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones (WH-1000XM2/3) and bluetooth initial autoconnect

So I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on both my personal and work laptops and I am experiencing the same issue on both of them. I have Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones and they are paired, ...
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How to update firmware on Sony Walkman NW-WS413

How update firmware Sony Walkman NW-WS413 from Linux Ubuntu? wine cannot run this update
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Connecting bluetooth headphones with Ubuntu 16.04 (Sony LEWH-H900N)

Trying to connect my headphones to Ubuntu but everytime that I try to pair, it fails. I downloaded Bluman and managed to get a connection, however, when I tried to switch the profile it would not let ...
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Bluetooth not pairing

I am trying to pair my Bluetooth headset, but I can only see the device for a second and then it disappears, other times (like now) it won't detect the headset at all. I was able to pair a few times ...
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Disable "Handsfree" and "Headset" profiles for specific bluetooth device?

I have Sony's WH1000XM2 Bluetooth headphones. Unfortunately , with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the only connection procedure that works is as follows: Turn on the headphones. The headphones connect, but to all ...
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Sony PRST2 ereader not connecting

I have old Sony prst2 which I like a lot, since it has loads of dictionaries to use with foreign books and it is still working great by itself. After I moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I haven't ...
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Monitor connected to HDMI port does not work

I have installed Ubuntu on my old Sony VAIO. Works fine and is quick enough but external monitor via HDMI port does not work. External monitor via VGA port works fine and I can even change the picture ...
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Sony Vaio - Boot Error from USB Stick

I have Sony Vaio with Inte i3 Processor - 2.27 GHz processor and 3 GB RAM, 64 bit with Windows 7, operating system, trying to replace with Ubuntu Created USB with instructions as in below link https:...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Calibre in combination with Sony PRS-2 ereader stopped working

my wife has a PRS2 eReader that worked with Calibre (latest version) on Ubuntu 16.04 as a charm. I've recently updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and now Calibre cannot update the eReader anymore. The ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no longer adds second joystick device for Sony DualShock3's gyro/accelerometer, new sony_hid driver

When the new hid_sony driver was released it split the gyro/accelerometer inputs into separate joystick devices. Now a few weeks and update-upgrades later I find only the sticks, triggers, and ...
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flashing sony xperia sp5303

i am trying to flash a sonyxperia sp5303 using flash tools and the original firmware by sony (Sony_Xperia_SP_C5303_12.0.A.1.257_Customized_NCB_(by_xperiastockrom.com)) i installed flashtools and run ...
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Sony flash tools .tar installation on ubuntu 18.04

i am running ubuntu 18.04 and i want to install the sony flash tools app in order to flash an xperia sm5303. i found and downloaded on my desktop the following 2 files: a) SP Flash Tool v5.1752 ...
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Need help turning off the backlighting of My Sony Vaio laptop

I have tried almost everything - this AU question is the last option. I have set-up Ubuntu through a subsystem on Windows 10 to perform this. I just need the right guidance for success. I tried an ...
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Trying to install Sony software PlayMemories Home

I am running 16.04. I'm trying to install Sony software called PlayMemories Home. The old program is no longer available. This is their file/picture transfer software for my camera. I just reinstalled ...
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Keyboard backlight not working - Sony SVT15115CXS (18.04.1 LTS)

I have tried many things to get the keyboard backlight working on my laptop, to no avail. lsmod shows the sony-laptop module. When I get modinfo for sony-laptop, I see parameters kbd_backlight & ...
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Keyboard not working after wake up or when I open the lid, Sony Vaio Ubuntu 18.04

The keyboard is not working on my Laptop when the system wakes up from suspend mode or when I close the Lid and then reopen. I made a little edit on the grub file, where I added this Line: ...
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Battery care function for sony laptop platform

Is there anyone installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Sony Vaio E Series laptop? Is there any /sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop directory and files in this location? Please someone please confirm ASAP. I really ...
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Sony Vaio Backlight

Already posted in Community, but got locked and moved, and got lost, sorry. Here's the issue: I'm using Ubuntu in a Sony Vaio SVF15A17CLB, which has a backlit keyboard, but it's not turned on by the ...
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How do I get the stamina/speed switch working on my laptop?

This Sony Vaio PCG-41217N has a toggle switch between 'stamina' and 'speed', but I do not notice any difference in Ubuntu 16.04. How do I get it working? There is a Windows 7 sticker on this device, ...
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What values can kbd_backlight files take? [duplicate]

I wish to turn off my keyboard backlight, and I have discovered the files kbd_backlight and kbd_backlight_timeout in /sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop. Both say '-1' when opened in gedit. What values ...
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