Sony pcg fx140 wont do anything

I'm new here to the forms and I really need some help. I have a Sony pcg fx140 (pcg-954a) I purchased. I knew it didn't work, but I have work on and fixed several different Sony laptops so i thought i could fix this one, boy was i wrong. Well here are some things about the laptop. The laptop has a b ...

Sony Pcg-fx140 help

Hi, I'm new here I have an old Sony Pcg-fx140 and I've been trying to boot it up since the last few months. So I know it the motherboard I predict that its dead but the power is the only factor in question. the laptop takes 19.5v and 3.0 amps while my universal power adapter only gives out (measured ...

Ubuntu Sony pcg-n505ve (pcga-cd51) install

I believe I may have found a way to install ubuntu 9.04 on a Sony Vaio PCG-N505VE. Here is the hardware setup...Sony PCG-N505VESony PCGA-CD51 (PCMCIA)Originally, the installer would bomb into BusyBox after detecting the PCMCIA CD-ROM drive. I thought this was strange since it booted from the drive. ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-R505GCK display not working

-- I installed Ubuntu 8.10 desktop edition on a Sony PCG-R505GCK laptop. During the install the display worked fine.After the install, I have an light orange screen and a mouse cursor but nothing else.I have tried to edit the boot lines to include vga=771 but that did not seem to work.Anyone have a ...

Ubuntu sony pcg-tr, no brightness control after upgrade to jaunty

on this sony pcg-tr3a laptop, i used to have brightness control in hardy and intrepid with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6, but that ability has disappeared now that i am using jaunty. i can still control volume with Fn+F2 and Fn+F3, though. when i remove AC power, the brightness does dim, and it goes back up when ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-FX150 Backlight and Missing Panels

Sony PCG-FX150PIII 750MHZ512MB RAMIntel 815 graphicsI originally had problems with the resolution stuck at 800 x 600 but solved that by reading the forums. I have tried setting the backlight to go off after 5 or 10 minutes but it won't work. The display blanks but the backlight stays on. I can contr ...

Sony PCG-Z505JEK and Xubuntu 9.04

i have an old (y2k) Sony PCG-Z505JEK that i have decided to upgrade to run Xubuntu 9.04. the first attempt went very well. but i decided to give the hardware a required boost after nearly 10 years of service - i upgraded the system memory to 256k (whoa! :-)) and installed a Transcend SSD to replace ...

Ubuntu on Sony PCG-505F 32 Meg

I have an old Sony PCG 505F that I want to install Ubuntu or some variant thereof on. I am looking for recommendations as to what to install as the memory is limited to 32 Meg, and a CPU of 233 Mhz, I only want to use it as a NAS and print server, and maybe a wireless bridge. Performance is importan ...

Ubuntu Fn Keys and CPU Frequency Scaling on a Sony PCG-K23 laptop

all. I've got Gutsy finally installed on a Sony PCG-K23. I've never got the Fn keys nor the CPU governor to work properly. Cpufrequtils doesn't seem to know what to do with it and I've searched about but found nothing that really seems to fit the bill. I don't even know how to start here.What inform ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-C1VN

Does anyone have an hd image of xubuntu for the Sony PCG-C1VN that I could drop on a HD and be ready to go?The situation is that I have a picturebook with no Sony CDROM and no external floppy. To add insult to the injury, it also has a bad hd. I have a replacement hd and would love to have ubuntu ru ...

Ubuntu Installation on Sony PCG-R505CT notebook?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 7.04 on my old Sony PCG-R505CT notebook.I upgraded this one to the maximum of 256 Mb memory, and I replaced the original HDD with a faster 5400 RPM 80 Gbytes.This model has a FireWire CDROM drive. I tried both desktop installations, no luck.1. Standard installation - it ...

Ubuntu Possible bug in Heron and Sony PCG-SRX51P intel82815 graphic driver resolution spt.

I am trying to breathe some new life into an old but good Sony Vaio PCG-SRX51P laptop. I have installed Hardy Heron via WUBI successfully onto the machine and everything works well - except the video resolution. The graphical video reolution tool shows an "unknown" display. It seems to be ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG Z1 RSP Display driver problem

I have installed Xubuntu 11.04 on this machine and all is good apart from hardware accelerated 2d graphics. It looks like some kind of software driver is being used because even moving windows around is very slow to re-draw. Youtube is impossibly slow.I have tried installing fglrx, and also the prop ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-R505CT blank screen after start

I have been trying to load Ubuntu into my Sony Vaio PCG-R505CT laptop but after the Vaio splash and the Ubuntu splash with the progress bar, the screen goes blank. I can here a little fanfare type noise but no picture. I have tried using the option of safe mode graphics driver and the vga=ask tag al ...

SONY VAIO NVIDIA Driver Problem

I've experienced a problem when I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora 14 onto my Sony Vaio laptop. Problem was, I was never able to anything on the screen. It was just full black screen. I've solved the problem and want to share with everyone.Note: This for Ubuntu 10.10 dual boot with Win 7. It wa ...

Ubuntu Trouble installing on Sony PCG-K17. Please help!!

So after searching through the forums and finding nothing that would work, I've decided to post. I hope someone who reads this can shed some light as to why it's not working. I am a linux newbie if that adds sympathy points. :pI downloaded the ISO and burned it to a CD... put the CD into the Sony Va ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-FX401 ACPI issue

I sort of inherited an old Sony laptop (PCG-FX401) some time ago. Before i installed Ubuntu Hoary I flashed the BIOS to version R0121K5 (http://www.myplc.com/sony/ for details). Installation worked out fine, but on first boot the gnome battery applet went mad. So I spent some time on the issue and f ...

Ubuntu Install Crashes on a Sony PCG-NVR23

I have been trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu ( Feisty & Gutsy Beta ) and i am running into a issue where the installer does not seem to continue after the welcome screen. Clicking on Forward seems to lock the machine. I can hear the hard drive & DVD drive and the drive spinning. I do n ...

Sony PCG-C1VN Kubuntu Server

Hello, I am new to ubuntu & have it running on 2 computers at work. Now I am trying to install on my little sony laptop a Sony C1VN 600mhx transmedia processor 239mb ram 40gig hd and a wierd 1040x480 display. This is a great computer held back by windows ME. I have tried various linux installs b ...

Ubuntu IGP-345m on a Sony PCG-K35

I've recently been given this computer that I've really never put to any good use lately. I decided to install Ubuntu on it. However, before I do, I want to make sure that there's support for this computer's graphics card. I searched around but I can't seem to find out any information about this mod ...

sony pcg k45 case

I decided to replace my motherboard in my old vaio pcg k45 but after taking out every screw it still wont open,,,,,,,,,,,any help would be great. ...

Sony PCG-SR21K refuses to boot from battery!

I hope somebody can help? My PCG-SR21K works fine via the ac adaptor however, following a battery failure I fitted a new battery which is showing as 100% fully charged. When I come to boot up nothing happens unless I plug in the mains adaptor, then if I unplug the adaptor the notebook dies.It appear ...

Sony PCG-K23 Issues - PLZ HELP!

I'm a no0b in the forums here and not the most knowledgeable about laptop hardware. I've read on numerous sites that pretty much everyone has the same problems with the PCG-K23 that I've had since August 2004.The fan sounds like a small aircraft. The underside of my machine gets so hot that it will ...

Sony PCG-SR21K Won't boot from USB

everyone, I'm not a tech but I have a problem with a Sony SR21K. The PCMCIA slot is not working and it seems the bios is set only to boot from the external cd reader throught the PCMCIA slot.The machine needs to be restored to factory settings and the op system reloaded. I have the disks but can't g ...

Ubuntu Sony Ericsson K510i Driver

you shouldn't need a driver as it will show up as a drive me thinks,and son has one too so i know it's true..lol ...

Ubuntu Sony Ericsson Satio driver

HiI am wondering if there is a driver or other way so I can connect the Satio to Ubuntu to use it for mobile internet. ...

Ubuntu TV out on a Sony PCG-K33

I have an old Sony Viao K33 I want to use to watch videos on my TV. It has an integrated video card, an ATI Radeon IGP 345M. The TV out is an A/V mini jack, like on a camcorder. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get it to work and I can't find any help on line. There's lots of help for e ...

Ubuntu No sound and video on Sony PCG-TR3A

I am very much a beginner so please bear with me. I have no sound or video on my sony laptop. Let me clarify by video, I mean, I can not play videos. The display works fine. I can't change display size though. When I do, it shuts down and comes right back to its existing resolution of 1280 x 728.By ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-TR2 install problems

HelloA complete, total utter noob here and the first time I've installed Linux by myself. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my old PCG-TR2 VAIO laptop and on the whole it is functional, which is good... but several key things don't work. I'd appreciate any help you can give me regarding these.1. 1024 ...

Ubuntu Socket information for Sony PCG-FR415S, or Wireless info

new to the forum and ubuntu,I have been looking around the forum and can not find how to solve this problem. When the card (linksys WPC54GV5) is slotted into the PCMCIA socket it is showing no power to it (1 green lights), I have so far installed ndiswrapper, PCMCIA-cs, looked at the installation of ...

Ubuntu Install on Sony PCG-R600MX just hangs

HiI downloaded latest version of Ubuntu, burned the ISO to CD and booted my Vaio R600MXThe start menu came up fine... but when I selected install, it went about it's business for a couple of seconds, then the screen went black.Some hard drive activity for a few more seconds... then nothing.I reboote ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-FRV27 Battery, Wireless

Hi, I've used Ubuntu/Kubuntu Breezy before, and decided to try Dapper on this Sony. Installation goes off without a hitch, but there is one nagging problem. The battery is detected, but shows no charge, so when I unplug it it immediately starts the shutdown process.Any suggestions as to how to get a ...

Ubuntu Direct rendering on Sony Vaio (i810 driver)

I have been trying to get direct rendering enabled on my vaio laptop as it turns out i810 supports this. It's a built in card with 4mb of ram, so I thought I would try and get beryl/emerald/xgl to work, seeing as I was successful on my desktop.From what I can tell the modules are inserted, but get t ...

Sony PCG-K45 start up problem.

I replace the dc jack purchased a battery and i still don't get any lights or fan dont even spin one time it spun for about 5-10 seconds then it stopped. I did remove the cpu at one time and a pin was bent probabaly from not seating properly. What can be the start-up problemo. ...

No Boot with Sony PCG-FRV37

Hello, Picked this one up but I'm thinking I should have passed up on it.This unit will partially start to boot. For one moment,I hear the CPU fan start and the HHD light's up follow for a very brief flash of "VAIO" in the center of the screen and at the same time "INTEL INSIDE" ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-K25 Graphics card problem

everybody i am in a Unix class at my college and i have installed Ubuntu in my laptop for the class. Yet i am having a problem with my graphics card. I am running a Radion 9200 (M9+x) and i cannot use any visual effects. Please Help me! ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-V505BX

Does anyone else here have this laptop? I have Ubuntu installed, but cannot connect to my home wireless network when I have it set to WPA security. It successfully detects the network, but when I try to connect it doesn't list WPA as an option. I can plug in my USB WIFI stick and then connect to WPA ...

Ubuntu 7.10 won't install on Sony PCG-SRX77

From the log, it appears that sda can not be accessed! /dev/sda1 No Such File!From the log file in /proc, there is references that sda is the 60GB hard disk.Fedora installed and works OK. The CDROM is a PCMCIA CDROM which on Fedora, use hdc=ide-scsi will get it installed. But it does not work on 7.1 ...

Ubuntu problem installing on sony pcg z600-lek

I am trying to install latest versin of ubuntu on above laptop it gets to the 'loading hardware drivers' install and then freezes evetually going into a loop which is port 1 disabled by hub (emi?)re-enabling config failed can't read hub descriptorI have tried putting usb-uhci=y at the boot prompt , ...

Ubuntu Sony PCG-GRT170 Wireless assistance..

First evening with Ubuntu, and it's very impressive. All works...except..Ubuntu's installer (which I kinda dug..seems quick!) detected my wired and wireless LAN. I entered the SSID and Key (60bit) and wasn't able to pull an IP add via DHCP. I figured "F it" and just finished up the install ...

Ubuntu sony vaio pcg-r505gc laptop intel driver issue (i think)

I tried this on the installation forum, but this may have been more appropriate.I am completely new at this, but have been interested in linux for quite a long time...Anyway, have an old laptop (sony pcg-r505gc) that i had attempted to reformat and reinstall XP with dismal results. sat around for a ...

Dead Sony Laptop PCG-8G1P

I have got one Sony PCG-8G1P laptop for service.Power comes on both sides of its fuse but from there it don't go to any part such as FETs,inductutors or filtering capacitors of the motherboard. Could anyone please help to fix the problem? basheernaderi@yahoo.co.in ...

installing webcam driver - which and how?

I'm a brand new convert to linux, and am having a bit of trouble getting started...I've done a bit of searching in the forums for info on webcam drivers, and although I've found a lot of comments/hints/answers, I'm honestly having trouble understanding the process...So...I keep finding recommendatio ...

Wireless card on Sony laptop

I've just installed FC4 on my sony pcg-k115s laptop.I've googled and even yahoo'ed but didn't find a solution how can i find the right driver for:Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NICWould anyone suggest a solution.Apreciate any help, ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio project

I am currently working on getting my Sony Vaio (PCG-FX310) to work properly with Ubuntu 9.04. In my searches for clues, information, and solutions I have found that others are having the same problems on their similarly configured Vaio's. I have started this thread to share my successes (on seemingl ...

Neomagic driver in XUbuntu 8.04 help needed

I'm trying to piece together an old laptop for a needy family and I could use some help with the xorg.conf configuration.It's a SONY PCG-F540 (P3 500, 256MB) that should be ok to run with XUbuntu (don't want too lightweight a distro as the mom needs to go to coffee shops and the like to get free wif ...

Ubuntu sony vaio mouse stops working after some time

After some time (1min, 5 hours), I get this in dmesg and my mouse stops working (touchpad still works):[17183374.984000] drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -75 receivedIf I unplug it and plug it back in, it works again.Sometimes the whole computer hangs (no caps lock, no sysreq, total ha ...

Ubuntu Got the WPC11v3 driver - now what?

This is my situation:Installed Ubuntu 5.1 onto my old Sony PCG-FX140 laptop and I have a Linksys WPC11 v3 wireless card. Linksys does have a driver for this card, which I promptly downloaded (it's a tar.gz file). Now what?....Being new to Linux, I wonder what exactly do I have to do next in order to ...

Ubuntu Sony Vaio E Series

I've just recently bought a Sony Vaio pcg-71911M its an E series I'd like to install Linux Ubuntu 11.04 on this any advice on the best way to do this. The partitioning is a option on the install/boot up of this isn't it?What advice would you have about the best drivers to get for this and the best w ...

Dead Sony Notebook :(

I have a two year old Sony PCG-K23, it has been having some problems lately. Over the summer some of the keys stopped working on the keyboard - no problem I figure, I will go buy a USB keyboard and deal with it. That had been working fine.I noticed the fan was almost constantly running on it, even i ...