Ubuntu On Sony Vaio FW Series

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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala beta

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I just want to inform you, if you have not tried it yet. Brightness control works out of the box. S1 key works, AV key does not. Headphones jack detection works. Built-in microphone does not. Web camera works in Skype.

Dmesg output when using AV key:


sony-laptop: Unknown event: 0x100 0xa1
sony-laptop: Unknown event: 0x100 0x21

I guess sony-laptop module is without our patch or just a new one. I’ll check sources when I have time.

Stay tuned.

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Written by egaistek

October 3, 2009 at 08:49

The Sound

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I’m working on sound now. We have Realtek ALC262 sound chip in our laptop.

Headphones works with front speakers together, if you select headphones in mixer on switches tab. To enable headphones only, you should mute Front channel in mixer. (on my older vaio laptop front speakers are muted when i plug in headphones automatically)

I still not able to make builtin microphone work..

UPD: Microphone plugged in front jack is working ok.

UPD2: Add options snd-hda-intel model=hippo into /etc/modprobe.d/options to enable headphones jack detection, thanks to Sean Carlos.

Written by egaistek

September 13, 2008 at 02:59

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