Ubuntu :: Brightness Not Changing On Sony Vaio Cw Laptop?
Mar 21, 2010
I am having problems with the brightness control on my sony vaio laptop, at virst when i upgraded the driver for the VGA card the whole screen went blank, I had to port a bin file from windows and write my own EDID file to get it to work (nVidia GT 230M), but I am having problems with the brightness, although ubuntu does read the input from the keys (FN+...), the brightness refuses to change, adding the brightness applet to the taskbar does not work either. I really need to be able to change my brightness because the battery usage is off the charts.
I successfully before install Ubuntu on my last laptop along with windows vista and it was rather easy because ubuntu allowed me to partition the disk so simply. However, on my vaio, my whole hard disk is partition and there is no unallocated space. It will not allow me to partition the disk and when I boot up the ubuntu live cd to install, the partitioner doesn't look the same and I'm hesitant to make any changes because I'm afraid I'm going to damage my data. I have a 500GB HDD in which I want to use just 60GB for Ubuntu and the rest for Windows 7. Also, I'm running 64-bit Windows if that matters at all.
I have a sony vaio laptop(model-VPCCW27FX) 64 bit.I am currently using windows 7 os. I tried installing ubuntu using wubi and also by making a bootable disc. The installation proceeds well. When I restart my laptop, it asks whether to start windows or ubuntu.But, when I select ubuntu, the screen goes blank.
I tried to installed OpenSUSE 11.2 "i586" on an older Sony Vaio laptop (model PCG-XG9) with 20 GB HD and 128 or 256 MB RAM. There is no ethernet port, but I have a PCMCIA WLAN card "Cabetron RoamAbout 11 Mbit/s", which should work perfectly with any Linux. The computer had Win98 on it originally (which, of course, after all installation attempts is now destroyed). The problem is that I cannot install to the end at all - no matter what I try:
1) Having the disk as a single FAT partition (made by a Win98 installation CD), it appears that the installer cannot create the correct partitions needed for Linux.
2) Having deleted the DOS partition with FDISK from Windows98 - which is like buying a completely new, unformatted HD from a store. But again, it cannot automatically set the partitions...
Is there a manual / instruction page somewhere how I should partition the disk manually (how to do it, and what sizes are recommended for each partition)?
I have sony vaio laptop which is vista preloaded. But I don't want windows vista and want to install ubuntu and windows xp on complete hard disk. Can I remove window vista completely? Will be any problem in future if I remove vista completely? And at last, is my laptop hardware vista completable and may give problem? I urgently want ubuntu and don't want virtual os as ubuntu...
I'm currently installing Slackware 13.1 on my old Sony VAIO. It's got a wireless card sticking out the side of it, and I just want to make sure I set it all up correctly. I got to the screen where it's asking: static IP DHCP loopback And I'm not sure which one to pick.
I got a new Sony F series laptop and struggled thru getting the video card to work, the wireless card to work, and the volume to work on 9.10. The brightness controls have stumped me though. The screen is on full bright and the brightness controls (FN+F5 & FN+F6) make the applet display change but the actual screen brightness does not change. I have also tried the brightness applet in the panel and that also has no effect on actual screen brightness.
I just bought sony vaio laptop(EB16) couple of days before.I had window 7 OS. Two days before i downloaded Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD & installed in my PC.Everything is working fine except when i play any video or audio file such as .avi, .mp3 from any player such as vlc player, movie player ,xine etc , i don't get any sound.I tried to search this problem in internet but still i am not able to resolve this problem.
Today I installed debian-8.1.0-amd64 on my older Samsung Laptop (Model r560). The installation without a desktop environment worked fine and the system booted without any problems into the virtual console. There was however one problem: when I was away from keyboard for some time, the screen turned black and when I came back and hit a button to wake the system up, the laptop immediately restarted. Later I installed the gnome desktop environment. This also worked fine.
But whenever I try to change the screen brightness in the gnome-shell, my system immediately restarts and successive attempts to boot debian fail. Some time later and after countless attempts to boot debian, it finally does boot again. By "debian fails to boot" i mean the following: The initial ram disk is loaded and fschk runs. Usually the system suddenly reboots at this point. SOmetimes, however, the video mode changes, the console font is changed and some services are getting started, but then at some point the system also restarts. I don't reach the point where a login prompt appears, or the graphical environment starts up.
Assuming, it has something to do with buggy acpi implementation of my hardware, I tried the following:
I tried to disable acpi completely by using the kernel parameter "acpi=off". This doesn't work and causes the kernel to hang
I tried to start debian without using a GUI using the single parameter. This also didn't work.
acpi_backlight=vendor also did not fix the problem.
I've been trying to install Ubuntu 64bit on Sony Vaio CW and the Screen is 14 inch when I boot from CD it seems to work normal but after i select "Try Ubuntu without installing" or "Install Ubuntu" then the screen goes black like nothing happening but the CD runs for while then stop. Again I reboot to try again this time I press F6 then select "nomodeset" and it boots fine I was happy though, after installation success when I boot again WTF it goes black again and then I reboot and press "E" during the options that showing to select OS then I remove "Quit Splash".
I guess then I add "nomodeset" and control+X to boot, it works fine. So when I log in and of course I activate the Nvidia Graphic Driver then I reboot and WTF again the screen was out sync or something like the the screen didn't show properly. The Application menu normally is on the upper left of the screen but this time it was on the center of screen and the Shut down button came to the left side and i have to move the mouse cursor to the right and then it would appear on the left just like the resolution is to big for the screen.
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ340E. I installed Ubuntu about 6 months ago and had a problem-free time with it. I then got busy with other stuff (house work, etc.) and hadn't worked on Ubuntu for about a month. Now I switch on my Vaio with Ubuntu and I find the screen is just too bright.Since 10.04 was just coming up, I thought this would be fixed when I update. I updated, but the screen is still too bright.
I searched the forum for answers and found only some pretty old threads which were about the Fn key combos (which, obviously, doesn't work), spicctrl, etc.So I followed the instructions here. I did just what Step 1: Checking for Module says, but Terminal just doesn't give any output.
I just got a new Sony laptop running the I7 Q740m Quadcore with 4m ram w/ WIN 7 Home. I want to run Ubuntu in a Virtual machine. I am wondering if Virtual box is a good choice, or what other VM I should use? Also which version of Ubuntu, 10.10 64bit or 32bit? Would an older OS be more stable?
I just installed Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio VPCEB23FM. However, when I tried to watch videos, there was no sound coming out. I went to [URL] and tried out the link in post #5, but that completely got rid of my sound card and I no longer have any version of ALSA.
Cant install it or event boot it to try, because when i choose to install or test it the scene goes blank. I had the same problem when I had the older version but solved it whit using the custom eidi or whats is called and changing xorg.conf. But I saw that nvidia had posted the drivers for GeForce gt 330m on its site for 32 and 64 bit Linux drivers so i wanted to try the newest ubuntu. The thing is that i cant event install it or anything, so i cant use the eidi method either.
When I try to install Ubuntu or (having installed using Wubi) boot Ubuntu, I get a blank screen and no activity. This problem has been addressed many times but I haven't been able to get any of the proposed solutions (e.g. nomodeset, i8042.nopnp) to work. Is there another Linux or Unix-like OS that is known to work with this hardware?
Sony Vaio Y (VPCY) NameIntel(R) HD Graphics PNP Device IDPCIVEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_9076104D&REV_023&115 83659&0&10 Adapter TypeIntel(R) HD Graphics (Core i3), Intel Corporation compatible Adapter DescriptionIntel(R) HD Graphics
i'm trying to install ubuntu on a sony vaio. Unfortunately i cannot boot from a cd on which i have burnt the .iso file of ubuntu. The only way i managed to install ubuntu was by creating a usb bootable stick, but here also that doesn't work so well. My workaround was to use virtual clone drive which is freeware to simulate a cd rom in windows and get the iso file started. By leaving the bootable usb stick in the computer in this way it worked...
So in the end i have grub and can load ubuntu and win xp, but then by trying to format the harddrive i kind of messed things up and had to reinstall windows. Because the DVD drive only reads original cds. So from there i will attemp to reinstall ubuntu again. But how can i get rid of win xp afterwards ? If that CD Rom would only read burnt cds or if it would habe been possible to boot from usb then i wouldn't have this trouble.
I am having a problem with my new laptop Sony VPCEA1S1E. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and since then I cannot hear any sound. I have tried a lot of things before posting in here but nothing seems to work. From changing the module value in the alsa=base.conf file to installing the updated alsa drivers (drivers,utils,base}. I have also checked the alsamixer so that nothing is muted. I am struggling with this problem two days now and it does not look like I am getting somewhere. The various postings I have read so far did not work for my case.
A few things which might be useful at first: card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC269 Analog [ALC269 Analog] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 ..... Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23. Compiled on Oct 5 2010 for kernel 2.6.32-24-generic (SMP).
I'm having trouble with 802.11n as of late in Ubuntu. I know my wife's computer used to connect faster but it seems to not be able to go over 54 Mbit in 10.10 any more either. Laptop is a stock Sony Vaio VPCZ12CGX/x which has an Intel Advanced-N 6200 card.
I can connect to the 2.4Ghz channel or the 5Ghz channel on my wap both are capable of up to 300Mps as per its configuration but neither go over 54Mbit. Both do about 160Mbit from this same location in Windows. Moving closer makes no difference.
On my Sony Vaio VPCF12M1E I have a small but irritating problem: Since yesterday the numeric pad on my keyboard doesn't work anymore. I can use the numbers at the top, but not on my numpad. This happened out of nowhere when I was just setting up an access point. No idea what I did wrong, cause I only configured a static IP Reboot, and numpad was gone. I tried restarting the laptop, I tried disabling and enabling Numlock over and over again. Nothing works.
My wireless connects and then in a few seconds disconnects and then again connects..... and so on. And even it seems to be connected I cannot reach any website. Could you please help me?
Below there are some information probably needed
1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Sony vaio VPCM13M1E (Netbook)
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: (I believe it should be one of these)01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe 02:00.5 Ethernet controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMC260 PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
3 ) check interface:
a) ifconfig wlan0 wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:fb:a6:fe:ce:3d
My problem is that my sony vaio E-series (VPCEA36FA intel i5-560 4gb ram). The battery should stay at least 4 or 5 hours as i checked in windows platform but on ubuntu 10.10 it stayed only 3 hours now on 11.04 it stays only 2 hours !!! which really pisses me off, so is there any things i should know?? also the fan sometimes get so high i feel that the processor works on highest performance although am not using it that much.
I would like to install the new Ubuntu 11.04 64bit. I first booted from usb to see how the new release behaves on my laptop(sony vaio eb3m1e). The thing that does not work as it should is that the OS can't detect the GPU which is an ATI radeon 5650, when i click the additional drivers icon in order to install the proprietary drivers I only see the "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system". How can I make the OS detect the GPU?
After testing out Ubuntu on a live CD I decided that I would install it on an external hard drive. After installing it on the external hard drive I rebooted the system but it booted into windows instead of Ubuntu. I would really like to know how to change the boot order on my Sony Vaio laptop. I tried f1 and f2 but I see no option for anything along the lines of boot order.
i have disturbing "zzzzzzzz" sound whenever i attempt to reach a file or folder, and it lasts for ten seconds after opening it. It is terribly disturbing and i haven't found any solution for it.i have also windows 7 installed on my laptop. But i do not have any noise issue when using it.i think it all started after shrinking volume to be able to install ubuntu. at first windows did not let me shrink volume bigger than 200 mb. After that, i used recuva disk software to consolidate free space. Finally i was able to shrink.is it a faulty hard drive or a software issue?
Just bought one of these - [URL]. Installed 9.10 64bit, install went smoothly, but now having a few problems with graphics card drivers and sound. The system has a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics so I guess it's too new for a driver?