SonyVaioFS640W

http://esupport.sony.com/graphics/modelinc/pc/vgnfs_series.gif

Review: http://www.onisland.ca/geek/linux/sonyvaio-fs640w

To my surprise, (almost) everything worked right out of the box. To be honest, I was almost disappointed, as installing Linux on a laptop has always been a great way for me to learn more about the OS. But, I'll take it when I can get it. Good work Ubuntu!

Current Issues

Typing 'reboot' in the console closes X, and hangs at the login. I guess don't do that -- use the gdm logout and reboot Smile :)

Hardware details

in Hoary?

in Breezy (current stable)?

Installation works?

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary?

in Breezy (current stable)?

Screen

Untested

Yes*

Correct resolution?

Untested

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Yes

3D Acceleration

Untested

Yes

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Untested

Yes

Hibernates?

Untested

Yes

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Yes

Lid Close

Untested

Yes (hardware)

Cpu frequency scaling

Untested

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Untested

Yes*

Correct volume?

Untested

Yes*

Headphone jack

Untested

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Untested

Yes

Wireless NIC

Untested

Yes

Modem

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Untested

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Untested

Yes*

External mouse - USB

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Untested

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

No

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary?

in Breezy (current stable)?

+ F2

Mute

Untested

No

+ F3

Volume Down

Untested

No

+ F4

Volumne Up

Untested

No

+ F5

LCD Shade

Untested

No

+ F6

LCD Brighten

Untested

No

+ F7

Monitor Switch

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Sleep

Untested

Untested

+ NumLk

Scroll Lock

Untested

Untested

+ PrtSc

Sys Rq

Untested

Untested

+ Insert

Pause

Untested

Untested

+ Delete

Break

Untested

Untested

Notes

Sound

Sound was correctly configured from the start (HDA Intel), however the laptop speakers you may need to un-mute the "Front" speakers. If you use headphones or external speakers, also un-mute headphones, and use PCM as you master (select for gnome applet).

Touchpad

Touchpad worked fine, however scroll did not. Modified from this post you'll probably have to do this:

edit (with sodu):

  • /etc/udev/alps.rules

add:

  • BUS="serio", SYSFS{description}="i8042 Aux-3 Port", KERNEL="event?", SYMLINK="input/alps"

symlink:

  • ln -s /etc/udev/alps.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/40_alps.rules

replace these in your xorg.conf under InputDevice (synaptics)!:

  • Option "Protocol" "event" Option "Device" "/dev/input/alps"

REBOOT!

Not working

- I have been unable to get the card reader work at all, or even show up in any of the systems device profiles. - None of Special function keys work, dmesg shows this (related or not?)

[4294842.967000] sonypi command failed at drivers/char/sonypi.c : sonypi_call1 (line 647)....

- ACPI doesn't do everything it should (dim on unplug / shutdown or battery dead), though I may have broken some of it while muckin around.


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LaptopTestingTeam/Old/SonyVaioFS640W (last edited 2010-02-24 14:44:52 by primes2h)