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    ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    hi everyone!!
    i'm an italian ubuntu user, but I write here because anyone in italian forum can help me!I apologize for my english..
    I'm to trying to get intrepid work on my new sony vaio vgn-z11wn.
    here's a little hardware description:
    - CPU intel p8400 @ 2,4 ghz
    - Ram: 4GB ddr3
    - Hard disk : 250GB (190GB Vista, 15GB UBUNTU,25GB empty fat32 )
    - Screen 13" resolution 1600x900
    - GPU1 nvidia geforce 9300M GS 256mb
    - GPU2 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    (the 2 GPUs are selectable with a switch but can't be powered off from the bios)
    - wireless: intel wireless wifi link 5100
    - ethernet:Intel® 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection

    I've installed ubuntu 8.10 correctly, but there are several problems:
    1- nVidia drivers don't work, I tried both 173 and 177, and tried a couple of xorg.conf setting but nothing want to work. when ubuntu starts I have only the login textual mode.
    2- The fun is always running the temperatures are hot.
    3- when I plug some headphones they work correctly but both notebook speaker and headphone work toghether.
    4- I have a integrated 3G module but I can't make it work
    5- The battery doesn't last as much as with vista. In Vista using stamina mode i have about 5 hours of autonomy. with ubuntu at laest 2 hours.
    6- I can't make the webcam(motion eye) work.

    I can't correct these problems..so, please help me...
    here's my lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS (rev a1)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
    0b:04.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ba)
    0b:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
    0b:04.2 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 21)
    0b:04.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 11)

    so, can someone please help me? thank u so much!!!
    Last edited by thetom; November 13th, 2008 at 02:29 AM.

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    Hi,
    I have a sony vaio vgn-z21vn, which is very similar to yours and I am experiencing the same problems.
    This is the output of lspci:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M-E LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS (rev a1)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
    0b:04.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ba)
    0b:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
    0b:04.2 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 21)
    0b:04.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 11)



    The greatest problem is the speed/stamina switch (and relative change in video cards): I think this switch is not working under intrepid.
    The two status leds of the switch are both off in both modes and video cards are both presents in each position of the switch (no differences in lspci in the two configurations).
    This sounds very bad because other solutions to switch between the two modes under linux use the differences in lspci (see: http://ariel.vardi.free.fr/ariel//vaiosz.html)

    I tried to install ubuntu nvidia dirvers and to use the script NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.80-pkg1.run without success. I also modified the xorg.conf (generated by nvidia-xconfig) by putting Busid "PCI:1:0:0", but I got the following errors:

    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): additional information.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.


    I am also very worried because the fan is always running...

    My webcam is working, at least in skype, while I did not fint a way to have the internal microphone working (I didn't try an external one)


    Of course hibernate/sleep don't work.


    I also have problems with volume keys : mute works, but volup and voldwn only show the current volume level without modifying it


    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    pier

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    This thread is discussing a similar topic http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5933425

    Hope this helps. Hopefully we'll find a solution soon

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    Many thanks acolebourne,
    I'll keep an eye on that thread.

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    Angry Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    Ciao everyone (I'm an Italian user too )

    I have exactly the same problem with Intrepid on a Vaio Z21VN (very handsome machine, btw): *both* VGA adapters are always on, regardless of the switch position (which is clearly a "soft" switch)

    Code:
    brunello@brunello-laptop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS (rev
    This is already bad for battery life, but it's even worse because X seems to be confused by this configuration when autodetecting on startup and, with the nVidia driver (177) installed, strands me to the command line.

    So, a first minimal question could be: never mind the switch, never mind the power waste of having 2 adapters constantly on, but how can I manage to get Xorg to get straight to nVidia@1600*900 with the proprietary driver and just ignore Intel? Or, second-best option, use only the Intel adapter and ignore nVidia?

    A second step could be: how can we permanently disable one of the VGA adapters? By "permanent" I mean that the choice would be hard-coded in some configuration files and never mind switching on the fly between the two (no chip eradication, please ). This would of course solve automatically question 1, but I suspect it's harder to get to and would involve reverse-engineering feats.

    A third and final step would be: how do I switch between the two adapters without rebooting, ideally using the physical switch intended for such use?

    I sincerely hope someone can help us, because it is quite distressing to keep on saying to friends and co-workers "no, don't install Ubuntu on your new Vaio yet because you get stuck to command line"...

    Thanks
    Last edited by jollo; November 21st, 2008 at 07:29 PM. Reason: Typos

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    A few more info:

    the relevant lines of lspci are in the previous post, and show how 2 adapters are simultaneously active in the system.

    After installing nVidia driver 177.80-0ubuntu2 with EnnyNG and restarting, X fails to startup and I get the following Xorg.0.log (edited for relevance):

    Code:
    (!!) More than one possible primary device found
    (--) PCI: (0@0:2:0) Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 7, Mem @ 0xe8400000/0, 0xd0000000/0, I/O @ 0x00008130/0
    (--) PCI: (0@1:0:0) nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS rev 161, Mem @ 0xe4000000/0, 0xc0000000/0, 0xe2000000/0, I/O @ 0x00007000/0
    (II) System resource ranges:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (WW) "dri2" will not be loaded unless you've specified it to be loaded elsewhere.
    (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "freetype" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  177.80  Wed Oct  1 15:06:06 PDT 2008
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//fonts/libfreetype.so
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 2.1.0
    	Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    	ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.6
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
    (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  177.80  Wed Oct  1 14:45:01 PDT 2008
    (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    (II) Primary Device is: 
    (EE) No devices detected.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    I then tried to "force" usage of the nVidia video device (in order to pursue the "minimal" solution described in the previous post) by editing my Xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    	Driver	"nvidia"
    	BusID	"PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    but the result is still not quite satisfying; this is the Xorg.0.log I get:

    Code:
    (!!) More than one possible primary device found
    (--) PCI: (0@0:2:0) Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 7, Mem @ 0xe8400000/0, 0xd0000000/0, I/O @ 0x00008130/0
    (--) PCI: (0@1:0:0) nVidia Corporation GeForce 9300M GS rev 161, Mem @ 0xe4000000/0, 0xc0000000/0, 0xe2000000/0, I/O @ 0x00007000/0
    (II) System resource ranges:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (WW) "dri2" will not be loaded unless you've specified it to be loaded elsewhere.
    (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
    (II) "freetype" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
    (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  177.80  Wed Oct  1 15:06:06 PDT 2008
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libextmod.so
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//fonts/libfreetype.so
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 2.1.0
    	Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
    	ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.6
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//librecord.so
    (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.13.0
    	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
    (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  177.80  Wed Oct  1 14:45:01 PDT 2008
    (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
    (II) Primary Device is: 
    (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so
    (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
    (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libwfb.so
    (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    	compiled for 1.5.2, module version = 1.0.0
    	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
    (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
    (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
    (II) resource ranges after probing:
    	[0] -1	0	0xffffffff - 0xffffffff (0x1) MX[B]
    	[1] -1	0	0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    	[2] -1	0	0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    	[3] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    	[4] -1	0	0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    	[5] -1	0	0x00000000 - 0x00000000 (0x1) IX[B]
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
    	"Default Screen" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
    (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
    (II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0. 
    (EE) NVIDIA(0):     Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
    (EE) NVIDIA(0):     additional information.
    (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) UnloadModule: "wfb"
    (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    So I seem to get a bit further along the road, but the nVidia graphic device still fails to initialize. Can anybody suggest how to troubleshoot this?

    Thanks and cheers
    Last edited by jollo; November 24th, 2008 at 08:58 AM. Reason: Typos

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    I took a look around and i've understood something useful.
    windows vista blocks the stamina/speed switch somehow and it can't be correctly seen and used under linux.
    it's explayned in the site posted in the thread advised by acolebourne. here's the link .
    so,IMHO if you want to have the cards correctly working you have to install xp and delete vista.
    has someone tried to ask something to the sony support center?
    maybe they know something that we don't know...

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    Quote Originally Posted by thetom View Post
    ...
    so,IMHO if you want to have the cards correctly working you have to install xp and delete vista.
    has someone tried to ask something to the sony support center?
    maybe they know something that we don't know...
    I don't mean to sound disrespectful of the various efforts to get things going, but I think that booting Windoze (never mind if XP or Vista) just to select the video card prior to every Linux boot is pushing it a little too far even for a workaround.

    I am confident that if we can get someone who knows a little his way around in Xorg innards, finding a way to ignore the Intel adapter and using only the nVidia card shouldn't be so hard (I imagine through a little xorg.config tweaking or a purposeful randr, though I personally have no clue... yet).

    I'm noticing that this thread is just between us newbies: hey, dear Ubuntu-gurus, soul of this community: hear us *bump* this issue and, please, let us hear at least some clear-headed ideas.

    Btw, there is another thread on this exact issue: perhaps merging the two would be useful to concentrate efforts.

    Thanks!

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    you're right jollo, but it seems that no one want to listen us..
    i've wrote some posts both in ubuntu english forum and in italian one, but I didn't recive any good news.
    I really hope that someone would listen us!

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    Re: ubuntu intrepid on sony vaio z11wn

    and what about the other problems like webcam or the 3g module or the audio??? has anyone found any issue to solve these problems??

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