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    Ubuntu 11.10 on Sony Vaio

    Hi Everyone
    I have Sony Vaio VGN-CR353 and I am using windows vista. Now I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop.

    So bit wondering, Ubuntu 11.10 will support my laptop? Will I get any driver problems?

    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Sony Vaio

    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Sony Vaios vary a lot in their hardware specifications. For some Ubuntu just works, and for others users experience certain difficulties.

    My VGN-NS20S, which originally came with Vista, has worked very well for me with every version of Ubuntu since 9.04/Jaunty, with the exception of Maverick/10.10 when the Fn-key combinations stopped working. A recently acquired VPCEJ gives poor graphics with its nvidia GPU with the default nouveau driver, but this is solved by installing the proprietary nvidia driver. But I haven't been able to get the Fn keys to work in 11.10. The brightness notification appears on-screen when I do the Fn+F5/F6 combination, but the brightness doesn't change.

    Best advice is to run 11.10 from a live CD or live USB and see what works and what doesn't work. What's the GPU on your machine, and do you know the wireless chipset?

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 on Sony Vaio

    Hey Buddy
    Thanks for the quick reply. That's good suggestion to run live CD first.
    Well, my GPU is ATI Mobility Radeon™ X2300 with dedicated 128 MB memory. And sorry, I dont know what's wireless chipset.
    If you are talking about Network Adapters then I have Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link.
    Let me know if you need any other info.
    Cheers.

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