SonyVaio_VGN-FS660W

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Current Issues

* 3-D Acceleration: Does glxinfo return the line "direct rendering: Yes"?

  • Start a terminal and type the following:

    glxinfo | grep rendering
    This will print either "direct rendering: Yes" or "direct rendering: No"

After install, glxinfo | grep rendering returns "direct rendering: No".

Hardware details

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Screen

Mostly (see below)

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Not installed by default

External monitor works?

Maybe (see below)

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

No (see below)

No

#37642

Sleep

No (see below)

No

#37642

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Was at lowest on startup

Hardware volume switch

Yes (see below)

No

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Untested

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

N/A

N/A

Bluetooth

N/A

N/A

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

N/A

N/A

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes (see below)

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

N/A

N/A

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

N/A

N/A

CD/DVD drive

CD: Reads/writes fine, DVD: Untested

Untested

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

+ Space

Untested

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

Untested

+ F1

Untested

Untested

+ F2

Mute

Yes

Untested

+ F3

Volume Up

Yes

Untested

+ F4

Volume Down

Yes

Untested

+ F5

Brightness Up

Yes

Untested

+ F6

Brightness Down

Yes

Untested

+ F7

Monitor Out

Untested

Untested

+ F8

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Zoom

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Hibernate/Suspend-to-disk

Untested

Untested

+ 1

Untested

Untested

+ 2

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

S1

Untested

Untested

S2

Untested

Untested

Power

Shutdown

Yes

Untested

Notes

This model is similar to the VGN-FS630W and some of these fixes are taken from there. A lot of other help has been gleaned from Beyond Abstraction.

Fixing Reboot: Add reboot=h to your kernel line in the grub menu (/boot/grub/menu.lst):

kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-10-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash reboot=h

Screen: After X starts, I can no longer get the console to display (when you reboot/shutdown or hit Ctrl-Alt-F1, screen goes black. If you have a second monitor plugged in, you can see the console on that screen.) Haven't found a fix. This problem was introduced in Hoary.

External Monitor: Only tested very very briefly. No output while X was up, but console screen appeared during reboot.

Hibernation/Sleep: The system seems to enter these modes correctly, but I have yet to have it successfully return.

FN Keys: Worked after I followed this thread: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-335267-highlight-sonypi.html

Touchpad: Got side-scrolling to work after figuring out which device and protocol to use. See my xorg.conf provided on this page. Added  Load "synaptics"  to the Modules section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I don't think this was necessary. It looks like synaptics is being loaded twice now, but I'm not sure where the other instance is). To determine what device to use, try  cat /proc/bus/input/devices  and look for the section that contains  "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint".  It should say  Handlers=mouse2 event3 ts2  or something similar. I used event3. You can try  cat /dev/input/event3  and move your finger on the touchpad. If you see garbage, that means you can probably use it. For the Protocol value, "event" seems to work when I chose event3. Other values are "psaux" and "auto-dev" (automatic). Ubuntu seems to default to /dev/psaux and auto-dev. I took the parameters for the Synaptics InputDevice driver from the FS630/W page. Beyond Abstraction also has another configuration available.

xorg.conf:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load    "GLcore"
        Load    "i2c"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"
        Load    "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
  Driver        "synaptics"
  Option        "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
  # try cat /dev/input/event3 and move your finger on the touchpad - if there is output, use it
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event3"
  Option        "Protocol"      "event"
        Option "AlwaysCore"
        Option "LeftEdge" "120"
        Option "RightEdge" "830"
        Option "TopEdge" "120"
        Option "BottomEdge" "650"
        Option "FingerLow" "14"
        Option "FingerHigh" "15"
        Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
        Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
        Option "ClickTime" "0"
        Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
        Option "VertScrollDelta" "10"
        Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
        Option "MinSpeed" "0.45"
        Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
        Option "AccelFactor" "0.020"
        Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
        Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
        Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
        Option "CircularScrolling" "0"
        Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
        Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
        Option "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NVIDIA Corporation NV40M? [GeForce Go 6200]"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        #renderAccel has memory leak
        Option          "RenderAccel"   "false"
        Option          "NoLogo"
        # for binary suspend support
        Option          "NvAGP"       "1"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
        Option          "DPMS"
        HorizSync       28-64
        VertRefresh     43-60
        Modeline        "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Device          "NVIDIA Corporation NV40M? [GeForce Go 6200]"
        Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           1
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           4
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           8
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           15
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           24
                Modes           "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode    0666
EndSection

SergioZanchetta/Old/SonyVaio_VGN-FS660W (last edited 2010-02-26 15:15:53 by primes2h)