Questions tagged [vaio]

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

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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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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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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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Wifi Adapter Not Found on SONY VAIO with UBUNTU 18.04 RTL8111

My SONY VAIO Laptop with a fresh UBUNTU 18.04 install cant seem to find the Wi-fi Adapter, found this info on the Adapter: *-network descripción: Ethernet interface producto: RTL8111/...
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Vaio WiFi USB Adapter

i know that's a very old probem with vaio and acer pc's, and maybe i already asked once somewhere in the internet, but im having a really hard time with this old machine, running ubuntu disco 19.05, ...
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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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Keyboard issue after Suspend

I have a Sony VAIO, which got Ubuntu 19.10 dual booted with Windows 10. The issue is.... my keyboard doesn't work after waking up from Suspend. The touchpad too doesn't respond initially, but it ...
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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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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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Lubuntu - Turn on keybaord backlight - Sony Vaio Laptop

I have installed Lubuntu on my Sony Vaio and my keybaord backlight isn't working. I have tried a few things in command line but they don't appear to have worked. I know that the backlight is still ...
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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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Wireless LAN Hard blocked on Sony Vaio VGNZ31XN

I have installed Linux on my Sony Vaio VGNZ31XN replacing Windows Vista. I am not able to connect to WiFi as internal wireless adapter appears to be hard blocked. The wireless switch at the side of ...
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Ubuntu LTS on a Vaio VPC EH1J8E

I want to Install Ubuntu on the above mentioned Sony Laptop. It runs on an Intel B940 2GHz CPU (I guess it´s a 64-Bit CPU because it runs currently a Win Home 64bit OS)with 4 GB of Ram and Intel HD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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