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Questions tagged [vaio]

This tag is for questions where the computer(s) involved belong to the Sony VAIO brand.

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Touchscreen not working Sony Vaio VPCJ23S1E (All-in-one) Ubuntu 18.04

I'm a complete newbie to Linux and I'm struggling to figure out where to even start with this problem. I recently downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 on my Sony Vaio VPCJ23S1E (All-in-one) having gotten rid of ...
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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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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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Black Screen With A buzz after installing ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my Sony Vaio E SeriesVPCEHBGG everything goes right until I take the USB out, and reboot my system The Vaio logo shows up than a black screen with underscore at ...
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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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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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(Ubuntu 18.04) Keyboard Backlight is off after login (turns on only after Suspend)

I have a dual boot system (Ubuntu 18.04/Win7) on my Sony Vaio (SVE1711R1E) which i recently upgraded from Ubuntu 17.04. After the upgrade the keyboard backlight is turned off by default after first ...
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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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How to fix random mouse movements and clicking?

I have a Sony Vaio with a Windows 10 partition and an Ubuntu 16.04 partition. Both worked fine. Now, on my Ubuntu partition, I have a mouse problem that occurs frequently. Sometimes my mouse will work ...
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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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Dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 + Windows 7 UEFI — GRUB menu doesn't appear

I have a Sony VAIO PC (specifically, model SVS1511T9ES), with original Windows 7 Pro installed. I tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 for dual-boot setup, but every time I reboot, I'm only getting Windows; ...
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Keyboard not working after wake up

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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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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How to alter backlight driver in lubuntu

My question is - if I have a command (tee ...brightness<<<#) and/or driver (nouveau & nv_backlight) that is able to alter my laptop's brightness setting, is there a straightforward way to ...
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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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Ubuntu single boot install on Vaio SVP132A1CL (SVP1321BPXB)

I recently got my hands on a laptop Vaio Pro 13 with a 128GB SSD and was planning on setting up a Ubuntu machine mainly for programming and local server. Due to the scarce amount of storage available (...
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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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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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Laptop suspends every 30 seconds after lid close and re-open

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Sony Vaio VGN-CR120E. I did a clean install recently from a usb stick, removing the previous operating system. When I close the lid on the laptop, it suspends ...
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Touchscreen multi-touch not working on Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ubuntu 16.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I installed 16.04 on this laptop yesterday. Windows was removed, Ubuntu is the only OS installed. The touchscreen works with a single finger for pointing and ...
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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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Control fan speed on Sony Vaio? [closed]

New convert to Linux, here - I just installed Linux Mint 18 on a Sony Vaio VGN-SR220J. The only problem is that the fan is constantly running on max, despite low CPU load and the temp sensors showing ...
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Sony VAIO problem using WLAN VGN-N11S

I am not able to have wireless running with my xubuntu 16.04. (please note that DESACTIVADO means DISABLED in spanish!) Thanks in advance for your support! armand@cratos:~$ sudo lshw -C network *-...
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Remove UEFI Windows and Install EFI Ubuntu on SONY Vaio [duplicate]

I had a Notebook PC with Windows 8.1. And yesterday, I installed Ubuntu 16.04 x64 with Erase the disk and install Ubuntu option. When installation was complete and after reboot, there is an error "...
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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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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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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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Is it possible to bypass a hardware wifi switch, if `rfkill unblock all` does not work?

Summary I have recently revived an old Sony Vaio VGN-N230E laptop of mine, and installed Linux Mint on it: gctrindade@gctrindade-VGN-N230E ~ $ lsb_release -irc Distributor ID: LinuxMint Release: ...
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Sony VAIO laptop SVF11N11CLB not start Ubuntu 16.04 without acpi = off

After installing Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, I could do without the option to start acpi = off. This causes loss control battery, wifi, screen brightness and sometimes left running only one processor ...
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How to turn backlight off | Sony vaio | Ubuntu Trusty

How to turn the keyboard back-light off for sony-vaio laptop. I have tried most of the methods described on the forum but to no avail. My laptop is sony-vaio SVE15117FNB. And I am using Ubuntu 14.04....
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Sony Vaio Ubuntu installation won't boot afterwards

It may seem like a duplicate question, but it's not. I have a Sony Vaio that I installed Ubuntu 15.10 It was not a dual boot. During installation, I picked "erase everything and install ubuntu". ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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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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touchpad sometimes doesn't respond

Sometimes the pointer stop move while my finger is moving over the touchpad and I have to try several times. I did not have the issue in the past (or at least very rare), but since a few weeks, the ...
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Can't choose to boot either windows 8.1 or ubuntu on uefi

I use a Sony Vaio SVF14212 with windows 8 pre-installed. I removed Windows 8 and installed windows 8.1. I just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS(I want to have dual boot ubuntu-windows), but when it ...
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Battery Not charging fully on Sony Vaio

I recently purchased a new battery for my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN running Ubuntu 15.04, and I noticed that it only charges to 40%. When I checked the power statistics I noticed the following - Percentage ...
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Sony Vaio Pro Duo 13 SDIO Broadcom BCM43241 Not Recognized

For the solution skip to the very bottom of this post. Keeping all track changes for anyone else looking for this. I've decided since the original post is no longer updated, I'm going to start a new ...
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“Can't find operating system”

I did an install of Ubuntu 15.04 (after 14.04.3 didn't work b/c of 2 errors on disk) on an old Sony Vaio that was running windows 7. I finally got 15.04 to complete the download with no errors, but ...
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Touchpad freezing

I am using a Sony Vaio VPCEB34EN model laptop. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and some time after starting up system my touchpad starts freezing and sometimes it clicks on something which I had never clicked ...
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How to install ubuntu along with pre-installed window 7 home premium (UEFI) in sony vaio sve14a15fn

I really tried alot to install ubuntu alongside with my preinstalled window 7. also, read many articles posted on internet regarding dual window installation. But nothing is working for me. So, I need ...
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unable to use wifi on sony vaio duo 13 SVD13215CGB

I'm new to linux and I've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 onto my 16GB thumbdrive. The issue is that it has no wifi capability. lspci shows: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM ...
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How do I connect my bluetooth Jaybird Bluebuds X to my Sony VAIO?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony VAIO VPCCW290X. I turn Bluetooth on and click "set up new device" and set my Jaybird Bluebuds X to pairing mode. after about 4 seconds, the buds stop trying to pair. ...
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Sony Vaio Fn Keys not working

I have installed xubuntu 14.04 on an old sony vaio (vgn fs35gp model) and none of the FN + F keys are functioning (volume ,brightness etc). Xev doesnt give any outputs when Fn key is pressed. ...
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GRUB menu does not show after shutting down and restarting from Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio with pre-installed Windows 8 dual-booted with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Windows 8 on my Vaio. When I shut down from Windows and start the laptop, I get the GRUB menu and can select between booting with Windows and Ubuntu. However, after ...