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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Dualboot not working on Sony laptop with UEFI

    Solved it the hard way. Went back to bios settings and discovered that it was possible to completely disable UEFI and fallback to legacy boot. So we did, and get rid of the problems, no workaround...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Dualboot not working on Sony laptop with UEFI

    According to this Web page http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12911.tips-for-configuring-your-bios-settings-to-work-with-windows-to-go.aspx probably there isn't any keyboard...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Dualboot not working on Sony laptop with UEFI

    Dear oldfred, thanks for your reply.

    Secure boot does not seem to be implemented, or at least is not mentioned anywhere in the BIOS menu. Also, the laptop came with windows 7, not 8, so AFAIK it...
  4. [SOLVED] Dualboot not working on Sony laptop with UEFI

    Dear all,

    just tried to install ubuntu on my friend's sony Vaio laptop model SVS13A1S9ES which comes preloaded with Windows 7, UEFI H2O bios, and GPT partition table. Ubuntu successfully installed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    rc.local automatically run as root, so no need to 'sudo' there. ;)
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    According to your xinput --list our touchpad are reported to be different, mine is AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad, while yours is AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint.

    Maybe we have different hardware? Or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    I confirm what already written:
    1) 4-5 hours.
    2) Yes, perfectly.
    3) Yes. As far as I'm concerned there it's not possible to control it (eg: modify the ambient light level at which keyboard...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    Reagarding the script that I posted some time ago, to enable powersaving fetures when on AC mode, I've found a bug: I was not able to use the sdcard reader when on battery! It's solved in the new...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: [Howto] Automatically updating nautilus quicklist in unity launcher

    Version 0.4
  10. [ubuntu] Re: [Howto] Automatically updating nautilus quicklist in unity launcher

    Ok, nobody seems interested in this.. but this script is pretty useful to me, so I'm continuing it's development.

    Here it's version 0.3...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: [Howto] Automatically updating nautilus quicklist in unity launcher

    Version 0.2

    Logout/Login is no more required to update the quicklist, since a new shortcut have been added to the home icon, to trigger the update.
    ...
  12. [ubuntu] [APP] Automatic bookmarks quicklist for unity launcher

    Since Unity came out, several blogs have reported how to create quicklists for launcher icons. I like very much a quicklist containing my file manager bookmarks, to have quick access to the folder I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    I've never experienced such problems, nor in natty neither in oneiric. Anyway, if I recall correctly, some users having such problems solved them by blacklisting the radeon module.

    The downside...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    LOL, great! :D
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    Yes, not perfect yet.. but I was able to improve a lot it's "feeling" playing with synclient settings.

    I put them in a .sh script, made that file executable, and I automatically launch it on login...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    How can you check, in ubuntu, if it's carged completely or just till 80%? (How can you check if the setting from Windows have been preserved?)
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    Just found a solution to enable advanced features of the touchpad! :)

    Just go here and install the package psmouse-alps-dkms, reboot and enjoy. (Remove and psmouse proto=imps option that you may...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Sony Vaio s series Ubuntu compatibility

    lvanderree pointed out the most important tweaks, they work great!

    Eventually if you want to go further you can also find a script to activate power management for usb and pci devices. link

    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Energy consumption in Oneiric

    Seems good! For sere I'll give it a try next week.. even if I admit that I won't be easy to make me switch distribution: I appreciate the new unity interface, and I really like the me-menu..
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    [SOLVED] Re: Energy consumption in Oneiric

    Thanks a lot! It works great on my system! I'm web browsing (via wi-fi) for some 15 minutes to test, and the drain rate it's always between 8.5W and 12W.. with 9 - 9.5W being the most frequent!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Energy consumption in Oneiric

    No, I had already tested that, my BIOS is not affected.. so forcing aspm does not help.

    Moreover, if I'm not wrong, laptops with buggy pcie aspm should have increased drain starting with 2.6.38...
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    [SOLVED] Energy consumption in Oneiric

    Hi,

    I open this new thread because I just found a solution to the increased battery drain that I was experiencing since upgrading to Oneiric. I hope that other users eventually affected by the...
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    Re: Energy consumption

    Hey, thank's!

    Following your advice I did some more research on internet, and eventually found that there is a software already installed that execs some scritps every time tha laptop is...
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    Re: Energy consumption

    Fair enough.
    Apparently PowerTOP is just a monitoring tool, and those settings should be applied by other component of the OS. Indeed previous versions of powertop did not have those switches at...
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    Re: Energy consumption

    On my vaio i have some improvements with powertop's tunables, but i don't know how to get those changes permanent.

    I can go from ~17W to ~14W, not bad. But at the moment I have to open powertop,...
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