SonyVaioVGN-AW11MH

Current Issues

  • Brightness control does not work (see note 2)
  • Internal mic does not work.
  • Some Fn and special keys do not work
  • For Jaunty install: Live CD leads to BusyBox prompt showing, use Alternate CD instead

System Info

The following system infos have been obtained with dmidecode:

  • system-manufacturer: Sony Corporation
  • system-product-name: VGN-AW11M_H
  • system-version: C600SWZT
  • bios-vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  • bios-version: R0200Y2

All the tests have been performed using the NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 177) and the x86-64 version of Ubuntu 8.10 (final release).

Hardware details

Intrepid

Installation works?

Yes

Hardware Information

Device

Works?

Works?

Bug #

in Intrepid

in Jaunty

Screen & Monitors

Screen

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Untested

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Untested

3D Acceleration

Yes

Untested

External monitor (VGA) works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor (HDMI) works?

Yes

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Yes (see not 5)

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Yes (see not 5)

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes (see note 1)

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes (see note 4)

Untested

Suspend

Yes (see note 4)

Untested

Brightness control

No (see note 2)

No

Dim monitor on battery

No (see note 2)

No

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Untested

Lid Close

Yes

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

Yes (see note 3)

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Almost (see note 3)

Same as Intrepid

Internal Mic

No

Untested

Mic jack

Yes (see note 3)

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Untested

Wireless NIC (802.11g)

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC (802.11n)

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Yes

Untested

Bluetooth

Yes

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Untested

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Untested

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Additional Hardware

Optical drive (CD/DVD media)

Yes

Untested

Optical drive (Blu-Ray media)

Untested

Untested

Webcam

Yes

Untested

ExpressCard/34 slot

Untested

Untested

Secure Digital Card reader

Untested

Untested

Memory Stick Card reader

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Intrepid

+ F5

Brightness down

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

+ F6

Brightness up

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

+ F7

Display output

No keycode and no ACPI event

Untested, probably no

+ F9

Zoom Out

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

+ F10

Zoom In

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

+ F12

Hibernate

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Intrepid

Mute

Turns the volume on and off

Yes

Volume minus

Decreases the volume

Yes

Volume plus

Increases the volume

Yes

Eject

Ejects the optical disc drive tray

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

S1

Programmable Key 1. Default in Windows: launches the "VAIO Control Center" and opens the "Color Mode Setting" page

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

S2

Programmable key 2. Default in Windows: launches the "Dolby Control Center"

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

Play/Pause

Starts or playback of a CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc

Yes

Stop

Stops playback

Yes

Prev

Plays the previous chapter/file

Yes

Next

Plays the next chapter/file

Yes

AV Mode

Launches the VAIO Launcher for selecting software to run

No keycode and no ACPI event

No

Notes

  1. The battery is incorrectly recognized as non-rechargeable in /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info. This is a BIOS bug, and has been already notified to Sony (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475801). Moreover, /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state does not report the voltage of the battery.

  2. The backlight is always at full power unless the screen is blanked. However, brightness may be reduced using the NVIDIA X Server Settings software, which is installed by default in Intrepid. Noe that NVIDIA X Server Settings does not change the power of the backlight but the rendering of colors.

  3. Headphones and speakers are both controlled by the same mixer channel, namely Front. Plugging the headphones does not automatically mute the speakers. This makes headphones almost useless. Moreover, the system bell is not audible. It is possible to fix these problems by using an appropriate model parameter to the snd-hda-intel kernel module. In practice, you need to include the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base:

    options snd-hda-intel model=<model>

    There are several possible choices for <model>, but the most appropriates are the following:

    • clevo-m720: It is possible to control the volume for speakers and headphones separately, using the Speaker and Headphone mixer channels respectively. Moreover, speakers are automatically switched off when headphone is inserted. System bell is still not audible. Microphone jack appears to not work in this mode.

    • acer: It is possible to control the volume for speakers and headphones separately, with the Front and Surround mixer channel respectively. Speakers are NOT automatically switched off when headphones are inserted. System bell is audible, and its volume is controlled by the PC Speaker mixer channel.

  4. There are some random issues. For example:
    • sometimes some of the windows which were open during suspend or hibernate will appear when the system asks for the password, just after the resume. It is not possible to interact with these windows now, but the system will accept the password nonetheless, and they will work afterwards;
    • sometimes, if there is a CD in the optical drive, the message Cannot mount audio drive appears in a new windows, just after the resume.

    In any case, none of these issues compromise the functionality of the suspend and hibernate functions.
  5. Testing wasn't extensive, both desktop extension and cloning seem to work, there seemed to be alignment issues with the external monitor connected via HDMI, however these could be related calibrating the external monitor.


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