SonyVaioPCG-FX210

Current Issues (Feisty)

  • "Volume Up" hotkey (Fn + F4) works, "Volume Down" hotkey (Shift + Fn + F4) doesn't
  • Hotkey to switch to TV-out doesn't work (TV-out can be had via package "atitvout")
  • This laptop has an ATI Rage Mobility M1, which requires the Mach64 portion of the X.org ATI driver. It is possible to enable DRI via recompilation of several modules (DRM, DRI, and xf86-video-ati), but DRI is not supported out of the box due to the missing mach64.ko DRM module. There seems to be quite an interest in functional DRI for Mach64, as evidenced by ubuntuforums.org - HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64) (134 posts , more than 59,000 views).

  • "Hibernate" will first enable the screensaver, then log out, then complete hibernation. Applications are improperly shut down. The system will emerge from hibernation to the login screen.

Current Issues (Gutsy)

  • In order to install you may need to set "PnP OS" to "No" in the BIOS, as well as specify "acpi=off" as a boot parameter.
  • While enabling DRI is possible, it's not simple. See the note for Feisty.
  • None of the keyboard audio controls work. Fn+F4 = Volume Up, Fn+Shift+F4 = Volume Down, Fn+F3 = Mute.

System Info

bios-version:R0121K5
system-manufacturer:Sony Corporation
system-product-name:PCG-FX210(UC)
system-version:01

Hardware details

in Feisty (current stable)?

in Gutsy (RC)?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes (see note above)

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Feisty (current stable)?

in Gutsy (RC)?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

No (see current issues)

No (see current issues)

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Somewhat (see current issues)

Untested

Sleep

Yes

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

No

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

No

No

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Partially (see current issues)

No (see current issues)

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Yes

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Yes

Yes

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

No

No

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Yes

Yes

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

USB

Yes

Yes

Video Out

Yes (see current issues)

Yes (see current issues)

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable)?

+ Esc

Sleep

Untested

Yes

+ F3

Mute Volume

Untested

Yes

+ F4

Volume Up

Untested

Yes

+ F5

LCD Brightness

Untested

Yes

+ F7

LCD/VGA

Untested

Untested

+ F8

LCD/TV-Out

Untested

No (see current issues)

+ F12

Hibernate(?)

Untested

Somewhat (see current issues)

+ Num Lock

Scroll Lock

Untested

No

+ Insert

Pause

Untested

Untested

+ Delete

Break

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable)?

Shift + Fn + F4

Volume Down

Shift + 0xae

Untested

No

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Notes

There is a lot of good information for this model of laptop at http://myplc.com/sony/. You can find the newest BIOS on a bootable floppy disk image on the same site.


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