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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SVF1421DCXW keyboard not working after sleep on ubuntu 18.04 LTS [closed]

I'm currently having issues with my keyboard on my Sony Vaio laptop. I've tried working through the terminal by trying to update my keyboard drivers and then restarting my laptop once its been updated,...
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Connecting Sony WH-1000XM2 to Ubuntu 16.04 with Bluetooth

I'm having trouble connecting my Sony WH-1000XM2 to my computer which is running Ubuntu 16.04. From the bluetooth settings it seems that they are connected (Bluetooth settings) as they appear in bold,...
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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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What system would the best for a sony vaio vpcp110kl? [duplicate]

Im new to all this stuff so i realy new help. Thaks in advance!
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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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Webcam (Ricoh r5u87x) is black in Microsoft Teams on Sony Vaio

I use Ubuntu 19.10. I installed Teams using Ubuntu Center on a Sony Vaio with the infamous Ricoh r5u87x webcam. Before installing Teams, I had no camera even in Cheese, so I used r5u87x loader to ...
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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 default bluetooth manager and blueman. Both failed to add the device. What could be the problem? blueman error,...
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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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Ubuntu 19.04 on 2011-Sony Vaio VPCY B15AG

I got the basic ubuntu 19.04 running. But it has no detected any ethernet or wifi controller. I have to use USB2 Ethernet port for now. lspci has not detected any of these devices. Earlier versions ...
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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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Sony Vaio Duo 11 touchppad and screen orientation not working on Ubuntu 19.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 19.04 on my Sony Vaio Dduo 11 ultrabook. Complete spec: https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-vaio-duo-11-svd11215cyb-11-6-core-i7-3517u-8-gb-ram-256-gb-ssd-qwerty/ The ...
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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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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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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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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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