SonyPCG-V505CP

  • Contact: WoAnderer

  • Make: Sony
  • Model: PCG-V505CP
  • Brain: 1.6 Mhz Centrino, 512Mb Ram

Hardware details

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works...

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current stable)?

in Dapper (flight6)?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

No

Untested

Untested

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes, but *3

Untested

No

Sleep

No, wakes up to black screen

No Sad :(

Yes Smile :)

Dim/Blank monitor?

Not without extra work *1

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Not without extra work *2

Yes

Yes(skype?)

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Untested

Untested

Untested

Headphone jack

Yes

Untested

Yes

Mic jack

Yes

Untested

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Untested

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes *4

Yes

Yes *7

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

No, unfortunately not

No

Yes Smile :)

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

CD/DVD drive

Yes *5

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current stable)?

+ F3

mute

No

Yes

+ F4,F5

vol, brightness

Not without extra work *1

Yes

+ F7

LCD

No

Untested

+ F12

Sleep

No

Untested

+ arrow keys

Pg Up/Dn,Home,End

Yes

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary (current stable)?

in Breezy (current stable)?

Key

Untested

Untested

*Notes

  • 1 Add sonypi module. Install the package spicctrl. Install rsjog with custom key bindings. Search Ubuntu forums for details.
  • 2 Use ALSA + mixer for sound in all programs. Instructions

  • 3 some things don't work after awakening.
  • 4 after installing with the wifi on.
  • 5 Playing DVD's with Totem gave error. Solution

  • 6 enabled cpu scaling because fan was on too much. Installed emifreqd and emifreq + cpufreq applets.
  • 7 have to send essid and bring interface up manually.xubuntu has no network gui along.

It took me a few days to setup to my liking but all in all ubuntu is now working very nicely and I seldom boot into XP anymore Smile :)

Breezy Issues

  • Sound not working in some programs, i.e. Skype

New breezy clean install from boot is running sweetly and better than hoary(or breezy dist upgrades)

Dapper Issues

Oops Partition Muckgick(& I) f*up my WinXP. Ah well time to leave the nest and fly with two linux os's instead Wink ;)

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/SonyPCG-V505CP (last edited 2010-03-02 11:17:18 by primes2h)