Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sony Vaio F11 - NVidia GT 310M Drivers

Mar 28, 2010

I've bought Sony VAIO F11 and I can't find any driver for video card. Is it possible to configure 195.XX NVidia driver for this card? It doesn't work now ;(,

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sony Vaio Z11 Intel Video Better Than Nvidia?

Nov 13, 2010

I have finally got both video drivers working. Is it me or is the quality of the Intel drivers almost better than the nvidia? I will try something with hardware acceleration soon but the 2D (compiz etc) all works really well.

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Ubuntu Installation :: With NVIDIA 310M Graphics Card Drivers (310M) On A Dell Vostro 3300 - Errors "no Device Found - No Screens Found"

Oct 28, 2010

I have a Dell Vostro 3300, i5 460 processor with a NVIDIA 310M Graphics Card. I'm doing a KUBUNTU 10.10 (Maverick) install with the following results. The Live CD boots just fine to, "TEST," or "Install." Installation goes fine. However, the graphics card being used is the Intel i915. I have tried installing the NVIDIA drivers directly from the, "Additional Drivers," tool and after the reboot I get through the boot screen to the console. I try to manually startx and I get the errors, "no device found," "no screens found." The second install I tried purging and blacklisting the nouveau drivers and entering safe mode. Then using apt-get install nvidia-current. After that, nvidia-xconfig. Same results.

The third attempt I re-installed and this time downloaded the drivers from the Nvidia site (version 256.53). Blacklisted nouveau, remove all nvidia, updated initramfs, etc. The install went fine however I still end up at a console after boot with the same messages as above. No device found, no screens found. I've tried searching through the forum and web and have tried things like adding the modset option along with many other hacks, tips and fixes. still, no go.I can live with the Intel graphics for now although I lose 512MB of memory. Unfortunately there is no way to disable or change this set-up in the BIOS. I've seen quite a few bug reports at Launchpad:

1. Is this something I should just wait til a fix comes? Will a fix come?
2. Is there, or will there be an official Updated Ubuntu Guide for Maverick to install NVIDIA drivers with this tecnology?
3. Lastly, is there anything else I should try??

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Ubuntu :: 9.10 - Sony Vaio E Series Graphic Card Drivers

Mar 12, 2010

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?

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Apr 17, 2010

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My main specs are:
Sony Vaio VGN-CS390J
Debian 5.04
AMd64

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Nov 10, 2010

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and the Chipset from Intel HM57 Express chipset.All I got is a working VESA mode but otherwise I end up with a black screen or a prompt.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound On Sony Vaio?

Dec 30, 2010

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.

Code:
[anurag@Anurag-Vaio:~$ aplay -l
aplay: device_list:223: no soundcards found...
anurag@Anurag-Vaio:~$ lspci -v

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Oct 5, 2010

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).

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Nov 12, 2010

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Oct 11, 2010

I have a problem with installing ubuntu 10.10 in my vaio cw. when I boot it , it doesn't show anything on my LCD but when I plug a monitor in , there would be an output. Also I have the same problem with 10.04 version.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sony Vaio VPCZ128 Internal Microphone Not Working

Nov 23, 2010

I have a Sony Vaio VPCZ128. It has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU with CUDA Technology (SPEED MODE) and Intel HD Graphics (STAMINA MODE) (switchable). The Processor is an Intel Core i7-620M with 2.66 GHz and the Chipset from Intel HM57 Express chipset.

Finally I successfully installed Ubuntu 10.10 (mainly following the advice on [URL] and using his kernel). Every thing is working fine including sound (still a few minor problems with backlight and Fn F5/F6). But I still desperately try to get the internal microphone running.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Frame Tear On Intel HD GMA And NVidia GeForce 310M?

Jul 25, 2011

I bought an asus U33JC and except for one major issue (frame tear) it works fine out of the box using 11.04 64bit, with some minor issues easily solved (suspend, upside down cam on skype, flash and java). The U33JC has optimus, but also a bios option to disable the Intel GMA. So I could use the on chip Intel GMA or disable it and use the discrete GF310M.

The major issue I have now is poor video playback. Frame tear occurs in every single configuration I tried: Either using the internal Intel GMA, or disabling the Intel via bios option and using the NVidia proprietary drivers or even using bumblebee. This frame tear occurs also on the desktop, but the real problem is that it's very noticeable on video, specially when connecting my HD TV via HDMI. I tested 720p h264 mkv videos and even low res xvid avis in totem and mplayer/Smplayer all equally poor. Using mplayer I tried several vo options, such as xv (intel? xv) and x11, and playback is poor on all of them. Oh, and I don't use compiz (don't care for it). Refresh rate is 60Hz, and should be the right one. It works fine with vlc on the soon to be transformed into free space windows7, but that's not an option for me. I used Ubuntu before on a laptop, but I usually use Gentoo, so I'm not familiar with the ubuntu distro.

The purpose of this laptop was to be my "tv media center" when at home and my work laptop for travelling (13 inch ! ). But it failed miserably on the first count. I'm still using my old celeron based Gentoo laptop with RGB out to my tv for that, still with much better results (it can decode only up to 720p, which is fine). But it is dying! I really don't understand why playback is so poor. Could messing with xconf be the answer?

EDIT: Here's my xorg log. NO VSYNC? Is this right? Please help.

Code:
[ 20.743]
X.Org X Server 1.10.1
Release Date: 2011-04-15
[ 20.743] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound On Sony Vaio VPB-EB1E0E / Intel HD / Realtek Audio (any Version)

May 1, 2010

Not exactly sure but tried several fixes and I'm now getting sound.

Not overly loud but decent enough. Funnily enough it sounds louder inside a windows virtual machine!

I've managed to get everything working including built in webcam on my laptop.The only thing I can't get is sound.

I have a Vaio VPC-EB1E0E which has "Intel HD Audio" . sound worked in Windows when I first booted up and used a Realtek Audio driver.

I'm using Kubuntu 10 RC1 - 64 bit (unable to get any earlier version of U/Kubuntu to work - unable to get Fedora to work either).

The closest info I've seen to helping is:

[URL]

I installed it but wasn't sure how to configure and it still didn't work... (no idea what codec etc)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 9071
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22

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Jun 9, 2010

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.

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May 2, 2010

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.

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Nov 11, 2010

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Mar 21, 2010

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Aug 8, 2010

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

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Aug 14, 2010

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LSPCI output: 02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)

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Mar 14, 2011

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

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Mar 7, 2011

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