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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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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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When i close my laptop lid the laptop goes to hybernation. When i wake it up the keyboard is unresponsive

As the title says. Installation is Ubuntu 18.10 x64 with all the updates done. My laptop is a 2012 Sony Vaio SVE1513B1EW. When it return from hibernation the mouse and clicks all work (both physical ...
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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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i8042: Can't reactivate AUX PORT

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and after the Laptop turns on from suspend mode, I get everytime the following error about 5 seconds. (see screenshoot) Does someone know how to fix this ? Thanks.
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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 Unbuntu Created USB with instructions as in below link ...
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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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Not detecting plugged in external microphone - Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio SVF14A16CLB and I'm trying to record videos of my screen with my voice. The thing is when I use the laptop microphone it is recorded with a background noise, so I decided to record ...
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keyboard backlight - Sony VAIO [duplicate]

On my laptop PC with dual boot I am unable to activate the keyboard backlight when running Ubuntu, although it works fine in Windows. How can I get my backlight to work under Ubuntu? Here are the ...
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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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Backlight on Vaio SVE

I've recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Vaio SVE. Almost everything works fine, but the keyboard backlight insists on stay off. I tried many solutions from different forums and nothing works, like: ...
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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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brightness controller went missing in ubuntu 17.10 sony vaio vpcs138ec(nvidia 310m)

last night i installed Ubuntu 17.10 and i noticed that the brightness controller was not working like it was showing but not working so i searched the web and got this link Display brightness control ...
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Touchpad buttons not working Sony Vaio Tap 11, Wireless keyboard VGP-WKB16

Has anyone found a solution to the touchpad buttons not working on the Sony Vaio tap 11? Using the (awful) wireless keyboard VGP-WKB16. Same problem as mentioned here: sony vaio tap 11 touchpad and ...
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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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Unity Desktop flickers after update on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I did a simple update today and now when I hover the mouse over any icon in the sidebar or press the super key, both the sidebar and the top bar disappear momentarily and the open programs flash once. ...
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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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How do I turn off the backlight on my keyboard? (2011 sony vaio PCG-41217N laptop)

This question exists for some other sony vaio laptop models (without answer); I haven't yet seen an answer for the sony vaio PCG-41217N laptop. The suggestion to execute xset led off doesn't disable ...
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Keyboard backlight not working on Ubuntu 17.0 on a Sony VAIO

I recently installed Ubuntu 17.04 on my rather old Sony VAIO. When it's booting, the keyboard backlight enables when I touch a key and disables itself after a certain timeout. However, the moment ...
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my laptop freezing when trying to hibernate

When I type sudo systemctl hibernate My computer (Sony Vaio VPCEB1E9J) doesn't hibernate and instead freezes up. I have to do a hard reboot to gain control of the machine again. Furthermore, I do ...
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Ubuntu doesn't save state after Suspend

I have a laptop with dual boot mode (windows 10 and ubuntu 17.04), on Windows 10 sleep and hibernation working fine, on Ubuntu when I suspend, the state isn't saved, as well hibernation does not ...
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Sony Media Go - Ubuntu OS Compatible? [closed]

Can Sony Media Go (management system for Sony walkman mp3 music) be saved on an Ubuntu operating system?
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bluetooth headset: connect/disconnect problems

How to change from cellphone to desktop without having to pair everything every time? Every time I disconnect the device, toggling to off the connection toggle, if I try to toggle it back to on again ...
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Gradle or Android Studio freezes Ubuntu

I've got a problem with my Android Studio/Gradle regularly freezing my entire system. What happens? I work on my Android Studio and at first everything is ok. For approx 5 - 10 builds/deploys ...
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Touchpad Issue In Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well as Windows 8 installed on my Sony Vaio SVF15218SN. My touchpad works fine in Windows but not in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, when I slide fingers over, the touchpad cursor do not ...
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Sony VAIO VGN and Fan Control

Control fan speed on Sony Vaio? I have the same problem: Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and now 16.04 and 16.10 Cleaned the fan channel Under Windows 7 everything is much more quiet I already asked on ...
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Hard disk failure [closed]

I have a sony vaio laptop 500GB hard disk i5 4GB ram . I had dual booted my machine with major portion as windows and just a 20GB ubuntu partition. Then one day i dropped my laptop which kind of ...
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Installing ubuntu for the first time dual os

I am new to Linux and i wanted to install Ubuntu onto my old Sony Vaio. It meets all the requirements. But when installing from a USB a get an error that says 'unable to install grub in /dev/sda' ...
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Sony VAIO mute button

I installed ubuntu on my sony VAIO laptop. The laptop has two extra buttons near the power button - AV mode and mute (see the picture). The AV mode button works great (opens rhytmbox music player) but ...
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Trying to set-up ubuntu on a Sony Vaio VGN-B100B [duplicate]

Does anyone have any hints/suggestions on which flavor of ubuntu would work on: Sony Vaio; 512M RAM; 106G HDD; VGN-B100B; PCG-5B1L; currently running WinXP; Intel Centrino; Intel Pentium M 755 / 2 ...
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How can I fix my Sony Vaio, Model: PCG61a12 grapics problem in Ubuntu?

The conversion of my laptop from Wins 7 to Ubuntu has generally been good. Except one thing. My graphics in games. For a computer that has a Blue-Ray player in it, a game like "Torchlight 2" is ...
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I want to load ubuntu on a old Sony Vaio V505 pentium M 1.7 ghz…What flavor would work? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu...Want to use this as a web browser and DVD player
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Screen Brightness 0% at login, dims at boot

I'd try to be as short and precise as I can, so here goes all the facts: Im running 16.10 (this issue has followed me from 14.04,on the same laptop, and it made me go back to windowsh, so this bad/...
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What does it mean if Ubuntu reads a different battery model number than on the battery? [closed]

I recently bought a Sony VAIO VGP-BPS26A(SO-BPS26-QJ-3S2P) battery on Ebay for my laptop (VPCEH3AEN). This is advertised as original battery, on the battery everything is like original genuine battery(...
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Wifi Dongle Blocked by Hardware Switch

I have the problem on an old (2008) Sony Vaio VGN FW5 that the wifi is blocked by a switch. In Windows, I used to use a wifi dongle, however the dongle is now also blocked by the hardware switch in ...
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Run PS2 eyetoy camera on ubuntu 14.04

What do I need to do to connect a Sony PS2 eyetoy camera to a Dell laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) or a Pandaboard (Ubuntu 12.04)?
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EPSON XP-235 Expression Home printer installed but WONT JUST PRINT

So I recently got an Epson XP-235 Expression Home printer and I have tried everything to the best of my ability, but IT WONT JUST PRINT. My computer is a Sony vaio with a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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ubuntu can not detect my Sony MDR-ZX330BT HEADSET bluetooth

my laptop can not detect my bluetooth HEADSET, i can detect others devices but not my headset.
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xUbuntu USB boot

I just created an xUbuntu boot USB key using Universal-USB-Installer. My Sony Viao has a USB port but xUbuntu did not load when I powered the computer. I learnt I have to configure my bios to allow ...
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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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Can't get to Grub (UEFI) on Sony VAIO Ubuntu 15.04 Dual Boot

Okay. I've been trying to get GRUB to load for a long time (bordering on two years of attempts). I have windows 7 on a Sony VAIO (SVS151190X) and I am attempting to boot Ubuntu 15.04 through GRUB, but ...