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Linux Laptop & Notebook Installation Guides: SONY

Linux installation and configuration guides for VAIO PCG, VAIO VGN laptops and notebooks made by Sony. Compatibility reports about running other Unix systems e.g. BSD, Solaris are welcome, too. And don't miss the resource section at the bottom, containing links to applications, tools, utilities, drivers, community portals, HOWTOs and FAQs. Have you written an installation tutorial yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.



Sony VAIO PCG-505 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-505RedHat 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505 [archived link]Linux, FreeBSDJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505 [archived link]FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-505 [archived link]FreeBSDJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505Solaris 8Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505 [archived link]FreeBSDJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505 (SR7K)RedHat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-505CTDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-505EXRedHatJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505EXRedHat 4.2Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505EX/64 [PDF]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FDebian 2.0, 2.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FRedHat 6.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FXRedHat 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FXRedHat 5.2, FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FX [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-505GXLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-505GXLinuxCastilian
Sony VAIO PCG-505GXLinuxGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-505GXLinuxFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-505GXLinuxTurkish
Sony VAIO PCG-505RMandriva (Mandrake) 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505RXFreeBSD 2.2.8Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505RXFreeBSD 2.2.8Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505SN (N505SN)RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505SXFreeBSD 3.3Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-505TSRedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-505TXFreeBSD 3.5, 4.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505F [archived link]RedHat 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FCaldera OpenLinux Lite 1.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FX [archived link]Gentoo, Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FXOpenBSD 2.5 
Sony VAIO PCG-505FXNovell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-505TR [archived link]Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-505TRRedHat, Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-505VELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-505XLinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-707CRedHat 5.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-737Vector Linux 5.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-737/747 [archived link]Novell/SuSE 6.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-745Mandriva (Mandrake) 6.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-747OpenBSD 2.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-747 [archived link]Debian 2.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-748Mandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO PCG-808 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-808, 818, 838 [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-838Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-838RedHat 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1 (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1 (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1 (PictureBook)Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1F (PictureBook)RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1F (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MGPXUbuntuGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MHP (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MHP (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MHP (PictureBook)RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX/MV (PictureBook)RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MZX (PictureBook)Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MV (PictureBook) [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1MVP/M (PictureBook) [archived link]FreeBSD 5.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1V (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook)Mandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook) [archived link]OpenBSD 3.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook) [archived link]FreeBSD, Slackware 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook)Debian EtchFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VE (PictureBook)OpenBSD 3.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1V(E/N) (PictureBook)Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VFK (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VFK (PictureBook)  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VG (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ (PictureBook) [archived link]Kondara LinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ (PictureBook)Vine LinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ (PictureBook)Slackware 7.1, RedHat 7J, Holon Linux 2.0Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ (PictureBook)FreeBSD 4.6Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ (PictureBook) [archived link]FreeBSD 4.2Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VJ/BP (PictureBook)Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VM (PictureBook)Slackware 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook) [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook)Novell/SuSE 7.0German
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook)Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook)Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VN (PictureBook)  NEW  XUbuntu 7.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VRX/K (PictureBook) [archived link]Debian Sarge 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1VRX/K (PictureBook) [archived link]  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1X (PictureBook) [archived link]BeOS 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1X (PictureBook) [archived link]Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook) [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD(S) (PictureBook)RedHat 8.0, Fedora Core 7 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook) [archived link]RedHat 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook) [archived link]OpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook) [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook)Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD (PictureBook)Slackware 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XD/XS (PictureBook) [archived link]RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XF (PictureBook)RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XS (PictureBook) [archived link]RedHat 6.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XS (PictureBook) [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XS (PictureBook)RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XS (PictureBook)Slackware 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-C1XS (PictureBook) [archived link]OpenBSD 2.8, 2.9 
Sony VAIO PCG-V1XS (PictureBook)Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-F-xxxLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-F34/BP [archived link]LinuxPortuguese
Sony VAIO PCG-F160 [archived link]RedHat 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-F212 (aka PCG-F104K)Debian Woody 
Sony VAIO PCG-F250 [archived link]RedHat 6.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-F270Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-F270 [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-F390Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-F403Novell/SuSE 6.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-F420OpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-F430/450RedHat 6.1, Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.0, Novell/SuSE 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-F580 [archived link]OpenBSD 2.9 
Sony VAIO PCG-F580 [archived link]RedHat 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-F690RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-F801A [archived link]Novell/SuSE 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-F807KRedHat 6.2, 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-F807KRedHat 7.1German
Sony VAIO PCG-F808KRedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FR130Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-FR130  NEW  Ubuntu 8.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-FR215MDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FR285EGentoo 1.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-FR415BGentoo 2004.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FRV28Slackware 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX101Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX101 [archived link]RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX105KDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX150KRedHat 8.0, 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX150/170/190Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX170K [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX190RedHat 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX190  NEW  Ubuntu 10.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX190KLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX200Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.0, RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX201 [archived link]OpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX202PG [archived link]Novell/SuSEGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-FX209KDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX215 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX220Mandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX220RedHat 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX220 [archived link]RedHat 7.2 Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX240RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX301Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX310Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.1, 8.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX310 [archived link]Debian 3.0 Woody 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX310 [archived link]Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX340KOpenSolaris 11 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX390KRedHat 7.2, 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX401Slackware 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX401 [archived link]RedHat 7.1, Slackware 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX401 [archived link]Novell/SuSE 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX405 (aka PCG-971M, FXA36)Novell/SuSE 7.2, 7.3, 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX405Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0German
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501 [archived link]Slackware 9.1French
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.1German
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501 [archived link]RedHat 7.3Italian
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501 [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.0, Novell/SuSE 7.2, 7.3German
Sony VAIO PCG-FX501RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX502 [archived link]RedHat 7.2, Novell/SuSE 8.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX503Debian 3.0 WoodyFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-FX503Novell/SuSE 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX505 [archived link]LinuxGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-FX505 (aka FXA49)Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX601 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX602Debian WoodyGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-FX605 [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX702Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-FXA32 [archived link]NetBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-FXA47Slackware 
Sony VAIO PCG-FXA32 (aka 974L)RedHat 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FXA680Gentoo 1.4, Debian 3.0 WoodySpanish
Sony VAIO PCG-FX701Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.2, 10.0, Ubuntu Edgy Eft 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX701 [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX701 / FX705 BeOS 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX702RedHat 8.0/9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX702 [archived link]DebianFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-FX705Ubuntu 4.10 Edgy 
Sony VAIO PCG-F707Debian 3.0 WoodyGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-FX801 [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX801Novell/SuSE 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX802RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX802 [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0, 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX804RedHat 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX805 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX805Debian Sarge 
Sony VAIO PCG-FX805Slackware 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR7KDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR9/KFreeBSD 4.3Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-GR114EK [archived link]DebianGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-GR114EK [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR114MKGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR114MK [archived link] NEW  RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR114SK [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214EPSlackware 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214EP [archived link]Gentoo 1.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214MPNovell/SuSE 9.0, Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214MPNovell/SuSE 9.0, Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.2French
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214MPRedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR214MPRedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR370Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR370RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR370 [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-GR414SP [archived link]LinuxFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-GRS300RedHat 9.0, Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0French
Sony VAIO PCG-GRS750RedHat 9.0, Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.0French
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT100 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT160RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170Novell/SuSE 8.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT270 [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT360ZG [archived link]Knoppix 3.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT390ZPFedora Core 2, Mandriva (Mandrake) 1.0, RedHat Enterprise 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT716S [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT785BMandriva (Mandrake) 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT815MLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT815MARCHlinuxFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT816SDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT816SSlackware 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT896HP [archived link]Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRT916Z [archived link]GentooFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-GRV99G/PFreeBSD 5.3Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-GRV516GMandriva (Mandrake) 9.2, Novell/SuSE 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRV516GLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRV550Novell/SuSE 9.0, RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.3 Cooker 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX5P [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX316MPDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX516MDGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX560 [archived link]RedHat 7.2, 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570RedHat 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX616SPDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRX616MPFedora Core 2, 3 Ubuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRZ515G [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRZ530RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-GRZ610 [archived link]RedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-K13Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO PCG-K13QDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-K115B [PRINT]Novell/SuSE 9.1German
Sony VAIO PCG-K115Z [archived link]Novell/SuSE 9.2German
Sony VAIO PCG-K115ZUbuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake, 7.04 
Sony VAIO PCG-K215SMandriva (Mandrake) 10.0French
Sony VAIO PCG-N505SNRedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505SNDebian 3.0 WoodyGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-N505SN [archived link]Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505SN [archived link]Novell/SuSE 8.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VEFreeBSD 4.4, 6.x 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VEOpenBSD 2.9 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VERedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VEFreeBSD 4.4 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VEFedora Core 4 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VE [archived link]OpenBSD 2.7 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VE [archived link]RedHat 6.1, Novell/SuSE 6.3, Caldera 2.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505VXRedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XDebian, Novell/SuSE 8.0, 8.1, 9.1, 9.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XNovell/SuSE 7.3, 9.1German
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XMandriva (Mandrake) 7.2French
Sony VAIO PCG-N505X [archived link]DebianGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XRedHat 6.1, 7.0, 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XRedHat 9.0, Novell/SuSE 10.0, 10.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XGentooGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XNovell/SuSE 6.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505X [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XGentoo 1.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505X [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-N505XFreeBSD 5.3German
Sony VAIO PCG-N505X  NEW  Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-NV105Novell/SuSE 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-NV105Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-NVR23 [archived link]Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris 10 
Sony VAIO PCG-NVR23Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.2, Fedora Core 4 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505JLRedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL/C [archived link]RedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505DC [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505DL [archived link]FreeBSD 5.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505DLRedHat 8.0  
Sony VAIO PCG-R505ECK [archived link]Novell/SuSE 8.2, RedHat 7.3, 8.0, 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505ELDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505ELRedHat 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505ELGentoo 2006.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505GLGentoo 1.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505GL [archived link]Gentoo 1.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505GL (US-Model) [archived link]Debian 3.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505TLRedHat 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505TSK [archived link]Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505R/GKGentoo 1.4, FreeBSD 5.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505TE [archived link]FreeBSD 5.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505X/PD [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505JSNetBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505TEKDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-R505VMP [archived link]  NEW  GentooGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HEK [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HEK [archived link]Debian 2.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HFPDDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HFPDDebianGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HMKRedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-R600HMP [archived link]GentooGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-R600MXGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-R600MXDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR1/BP [archived link]Fedora Core 1Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SR1K (aka SR5K)Fedora Core 2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR1K [archived link]Novell/SuSE 6.4, 7.0, Debian 2.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR1K [archived link]Debian Potato 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR5K [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR9/KFreeBSD 3.5.1Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SR9/KSlackware 8.1Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SR11KDebianFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-SR11KDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR17RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR17KRedHat 8.0, Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-SR33Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX3RedHat 7.2Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX3RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX3E [archived link]Solaris 9 x86Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX3E/BDTurboLinux 7 RedHat 7.2Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX7Vine Linux 2.5Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX7 [archived link] NEW  Kondara MNU/Linux 2.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX51PLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX51PRedHat 9.0, Fedora Core 2, Gentoo, ARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX51P/AGentooGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX51P/ARedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX51P/ARedHat 9.0, Novell/SuSE 10.0, 10.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX77Debian Woody 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX77 [archived link]RedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX87Debian 3.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX87Debian 3.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX87 [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX87 [archived link]RedHat 9.0, Novell/SuSE 8.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-SRX99 [archived link]RedHat 8.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1/P (PCG-482N)Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1ASlackware 9.0, Fedora Core 1, Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1MPFedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1MPLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR1MPUbuntu 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2Fedora Core 1Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2 [archived link]Ubuntu Breezy 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2B [archived link]RedHat 9.0Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-TR2/B [archived link]TaoLinux 4.0Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-TR3APDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR3AFedora Core 2 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR3 [archived link]Fedora Core 2 
Sony VAIO PCG-TR5F [archived link]Fedora Core 2Spanish
Sony VAIO PCG-TR5MP [archived link]Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-U1LinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-U1Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-U1/U3Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-U101Fedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-U3LinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO PCG-U3Vine Linux 2.6r3Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-U50/U70Linux, FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-Uxx [archived link]Fedora Core 2 
Sony VAIO PCG-U750 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505AP [archived link]Slackware 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505AXSlackware 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505BXRedHat 7.3, 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505BXPRedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505BXDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505CPMandriva (Mandrake) 10.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505CPMandriva (Mandrake) 2006 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505DXDebian, Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO PCG-V505EX [archived link]FreeBSD 5.2.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-VX71PDebian 3.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-VX88PSorcerer Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-VX88 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-VX88Mandriva (Mandrake) 9.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-VX89OpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG9RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG18RedHat 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG28Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG28 [archived link]RedHat 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG28 [archived link]RedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG29 [archived link]OpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG29KRedHat 7.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-XG700Mandriva (Mandrake) 8.2  
Sony VAIO PCG-XR1G [archived link]Solaris 8Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-XR7SVine Linux 2.0Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1A [archived link]RedHat 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1MFreeDOS 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1RAGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1RMPFedora Core 1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1RMP [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1RMPMandriva (Mandrake) 9.2, 10.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1RMPGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1R/PFedora Core 2Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1R/PSolaris 9Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1SP [archived link]Gentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1SPDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1VAP1Sorcerer Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1V/P [archived link] [PDF]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1VP [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1XMPNovell/SuSE 9.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1XMPGentooFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1XMPGentoo 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1XMPDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z1XSP [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.0CEFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505RedHat 6.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505C/BPSolaris 9, FreeBSD 4.7Japanese
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505ERedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505FA [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505GADebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505HERedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505HE [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505HE  NEW   
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505HSLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505HSRedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JEDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JEOpenBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JS [archived link]CoreBoot (former LinuxBios) 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505JSUbuntu 7.10 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505LERedHat 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505LELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505LS [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505LSKMandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505RX [archived link]Mandriva (Mandrake) 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505RX [archived link]Slackware 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505RX [archived link]RedHat 6.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505R [archived link]FreeBSD 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505SXRedHat 6.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505SX [archived link]Debian 2.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505SX [archived link]RedHat 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505SX [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z505SX/HENovell/SuSE 6.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEKNovell/SuSE 7.0German
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK [PDF]Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600HEK [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600LEKRedHat 7.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600LEKDebian 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NEMandriva (Mandrake) 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NEMandriva (Mandrake) 7.1 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NE/TEKRedHat 6.2 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NEKLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600NEKUbuntuGerman
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600RELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600RELinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600REMandriva (Mandrake) 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600REFreeBSD 5.3 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600RERedHat 7.0 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEKLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEKLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEKLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK [archived link]LinuxFrench
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEKLinux 
Sony VAIO PCG-Z600TEK [archived link]FreeBSD, BeOS 
Sony VAIO VGN-A170PFedora Core 3 
Sony VAIO VGN-A190Mandriva (Mandrake) 10.1 
Sony VAIO VGN-A197VP (PCG-8Q4M)Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-A197VPGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-A295HPGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-A397XPLinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-A417S [PRINT]Novell/SuSE 9.3German
Sony VAIO VGN-A690Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-AR21BUbuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-AR61ZUDebian Lenny AMD64 (x86_64)German
Sony VAIO VGN-B1VPDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-B100BSorcerer Linux 
Sony VAIO VGN-B3VPARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-B3VP [archived link]Novell/SuSE 10.0 
Sony VAIO VGN-C1S  NEW  Ubuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-C1S/H  NEW  Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-C250NUbuntu 7.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-CR21EDebian Lenny AMD64 (x86_64) 
Sony VAIO VGN-CR190Debian 4.0 
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11HUbuntu 5.10 BreezyItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11MUbuntu Dapper DrakeItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11M [archived link]Ubuntu Dapper DrakeFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11SSlackwareItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11SSlackware 
Sony VAIO VGN-FE11SDebian SargeGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-FE21MGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FE21SFedora Core 6 
Sony VAIO VGN-FE28H [archived link]Ubuntu Dapper DrakeFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-FE28HUbuntuFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-FE41SNovell/SuSE 10.2 32bit, 64bitGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-FE41ZRGentooRussian
Sony VAIO VGN-FE48GUbuntu 8.04 64bit 
Sony VAIO VGN-FE690Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FJ170/BFedora Core 4 
Sony VAIO VGN-FJ3SDebianSpanish
Sony VAIO VGN-FS115BUbuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS115BNovell/SuSE 9.3 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS115MDebian Sarge 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS115SUbuntuItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FS215SDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS285HSlackwareItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FS285MNovell/SuSE 10.0 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS315H [archived link]Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger, 6.06 Dapper DrakeGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-FS315H [archived link]Ubuntu, Fedora Core 5German
Sony VAIO VGN-FS315H [archived link]GentooGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-FS415MGentooFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-FS485BUbuntu Dapper DrakeItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FS500Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS550 [archived link]Linux 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS515EUbuntuFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-FS640/W [archived link]Fedora Core 4 
Sony VAIO VGN-FS660Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FW235J  NEW  Linux 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ31EUbuntu Hardy Heron 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ38M  NEW  Debian Lenny 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ11MRFedora 7 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140EGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21E  NEW  Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21MDebian 4.0Italian
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21MUbuntuItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ180E  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-FZ21S  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-N21S [PRINT]Novell/SuSE 10.2German
Sony VAIO VGN-N31ZARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-NR10E/SUbuntuFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-NR11S/SUbuntuItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-NR320FH  NEW  ARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-P788K  NEW  Ubuntu 9.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-S1XP [archived link]Fedora Core 2 
Sony VAIO VGN-S1XP [archived link]Fedora Core 4, 5, Novell/SuSE 10.0French
Sony VAIO VGN-S18GPGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S150Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S260Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S260Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S260Slackware 
Sony VAIO VGN-S260Fedora Core 4 
Sony VAIO VGN-S3HPFedora Core 3 
Sony VAIO VGN-S3HP  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S3XPSlackware 10.2Italian
Sony VAIO VGN-S3XPGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S360P [archived link]Fedora Core 3 
Sony VAIO VGN-S4HP [archived link]Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-S4HP [archived link]Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-S4M/S (aka S460/S480)Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S4XP [archived link]KnoppixGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-S4XPUbuntu 5.04 
Sony VAIO VGN-S4XPUbuntu 5.04French
Sony VAIO VGN-S5VP/BDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-S460PSolaris Nevada Build 38, MAC OSx86, Linux 
Sony VAIO VGN-S580Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-S660/BDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-SR11M  NEW  Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-SR220J  NEW  Ubuntu 9.10Italian
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1M/BGentooItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1M/BUbuntu Feisty Fawn 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1XPUbuntu Dapper Drake 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ2M/BSlackware 10.2 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3HPUbuntu 6.10Italian
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3VPSlackware 11Italian
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4MNKUbuntu 6.10, Novell/SuSE, Knoppix 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4MN/BUbuntu Feisty FawnFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4XWN/CSolaris Express x86 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ5XWN/C [PRINT]LinuxGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ5XRNGentooRussian
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ6  NEW  ARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ28Ubuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ56GNDebian, Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ61 MN/BUbuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ650NUbuntu Hardy Heron, Jaunty Jackalope, Karmic Koala 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ680  NEW  Debian Lenny 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ72BDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ72B/BSolaris 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ110Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ110Novell/SuSE 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ230PDebian Etch 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3Ubuntu 7.04 AMD64 (x86_64) 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3XPUbuntu 6.10, 7.04 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3XP  NEW  Debian LennyFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ3XP  NEW  LinuxFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ330PUbuntu 7.04 
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ38GP  NEW  ARCHlinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-T150Mandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO VGN-T1XPDebian 
Sony VAIO VGN-T1XP [archived link]Debian Sarge 
Sony VAIO VGN-T2XPUbuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-T2XP [ITA]Knoppix 4.xItalian
Sony VAIO VGN-T2XPGentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-T37GPUbuntuGerman
Sony VAIO VGN-T350POpenSolaris 
Sony VAIO VGN-TT11  NEW  Slackware 12.2 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX1XPKUbuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX2Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX2HPGentooFrench
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3HPUbuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3[-HP]Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3[-HP]Debian 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3[-HP]  NEW  Debian 5.0 Lenny 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3HP/W  NEW  Ubuntu 6.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX5MN  NEW  Ubuntu 8.04 
Sony VAIO VGN-TX650PUbuntu Breezy 
Sony VAIO VGN-TXN15Mandriva (Mandrake) 
Sony VAIO VGN-TXN17P  NEW  Gentoo 
Sony VAIO VGN-TXN25NLinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-TZ21MN/NKUbuntu 7.10, Slackware 12.1 
Sony VAIO VGN-TZ21XNB  NEW  Ubuntu 
Sony VAIO VGN-TZ90HSPlamo LinuxJapanese
Sony VAIO VGN-UX180PLinux 
Sony VAIO VGN-UX280Fedora Core 6 
Sony VAIO VGN-UX280PLubuntu 10.10 
Sony VAIO VGN-X505ZPFedora Core 3 
Sony VAIO VGN-Z series  NEW  Linux 
Sony VAIO VGN-Z11  NEW  Ubuntu 8.10Spanish
Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC  NEW  Fedora 10 
Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC  NEW  Fedora 10 
Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC  NEW  Ubuntu 9.04Japanese
Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC (VGN-P90HS)  NEW  Debian LennyJapanese
Sony VAIO B VPC-B11X9E/B  NEW  Ubuntu 10.10 
Sony VAIO E VPC-EB1M1E  NEW  Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx 
Sony VAIO S VPC-SB1  NEW  DebianFrench
Sony VAIO S VPC-S12 C5E  NEW  Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 
Sony VAIO W VPC-W21Z1E  NEW  Slackware 13.0 
Sony VAIO X VPC-X11S1E/B  NEW  Ubuntu 9.10German
Sony VAIO X VPC-X115KX/B  NEW  Ubuntu Karmic Koala 
Sony VAIO Z VPC-Z13C5E  NEW  Fedora 14 
Sony VAIO Z VPC-Z21C5E (2011)  NEW  Ubuntu, Gentoo 
Sony VAIO Z VPC- (misc. models)  NEW  Linux 

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Resources

Original Equipment Manufacturer - OEM

If you are looking for drivers, software and service manuals for laptops and notebooks you may sometimes find similar models branded under a different name. Especially the FCC-ID can be helpful to detect the original manufacturer.

Applications / Drivers

  • Synaptics touchpad driver for Linux
  • Jeff Gerard's NeoFB [archived link] patch adds FrameBuffer support for 1024x480 PictureBook resolution on NeoMagic based PCG-C1X? models.
  • sonyscreen [archived link] reduces the brightness level of the screen as the charge in the battery falls, with the aim of extending battery life and providing a visual indication of the approximate level of charge left.
  • sonyxosd [archived link] offers full access to all of the Sony Function Key ("Fn") keyboard combinations available through the sonypi device. Controls Master Volume and Mute (for both OSS or ALSA sound systems), Processor Speed (requires ACPI support and a Centrino or SpeedStep CPU), Screen Brightness, LCD & VGA Power Down (for ATi Radeon graphics chips), and Disc Eject. Now also supports the "ondemand" power-saving governor on 2.6 kernels. Graphically displays information and status both in X and in text-consoles(!) - all without disruption, even if the console is scrolling.
  • sonyfxd is a daemon that will answer the Fn and PPK buttons. Assuming you are running X, it will allow you to change the volume, mute the audio system, and change the brightness of the screen.
  • This is a new sonyfn handler , who should eat less CPU. It uses the event interface to check for a possible hit to the Fn key and then try to figure out what happend. The side effect is a faster handling.
  • Sony Notebook Control, ACPI Method Analysis: This page represents the output of some automated scripts that analyse the ACPI DSDT tables of Sony Vaio portable PCs to determine what services the SNC (Sony Notebook Control) device provides.
  • Hacking BIOS and NVRAM: This project came about as a way to enable the CPU's hardware virtualisation (VT) support which is disabled and locked by the Sony/Phoenix BIOS. VT is very useful for running guest operating systems in virtual machines at close to full speed with host CPU support.
  • VAIOfand is a Linux system daemon to tame the noisy fans of Sony VAIO laptops. These fans are controlled directly by the BIOS and therefore do not allow for standard software management. Moreover, VAIO fans are usually spinning at considerably higher rates than necessary and so generate excessive noise. Vaiofand monitors the system temperature and maintains the fan speed at a user-defined rate by constantly overruling the settings made by the BIOS. Vaiofand can also make further adjustments to the fan speed when the temperature reaches user-defined thresholds.
  • VAIOpower is a tool for power management of Sony VAIO laptops and notebooks, and it is intended for all the users who strive to extend their battery life as much as possible. Vaiopower provides a higher level interface to the power management options offered by the sony-laptop kernel module. Additionally, prior to powering a device down, vaiopower makes sure that the device has been deregistered from the system correctly, it unloads all corresponding kernel modules and stops relevant system services. After powering a device back up, vaiopower restores its previous state. Vaiopower can be invoked manually, and it is also run automatically during boot when it disables all devices set by the user.
  • This kernel module is an adaption of the original sony-laptop kernel module first made by Eva Brucherseifer and Matthias Welwarsky. It works on the latest kernel and includes support for newer BIOS releases of the Sony Z series, too.

Touchscreen Linux Drivers

Camera, WebCam

JogDial

  • Jog-Dial driver
  • jogdiald and extra keys support
  • Sony Programmable I/O Control Device Driver
  • S-Jog for using the Jog Wheel on newer models
  • rsjog is a handler for Sony Vaio scrollwheels designed to work with the /dev/sonypi kernel module. The user interface is based on sjog. rsjog is a total rewrite of sjog in ruby, with several additional features.
  • Using The Sony Vaio Jogwheel With Perl
  • JogMouse
  • XMMS Jogdial Plugin is an XMMS plugin for the Sony Vaio PCG-C1XS. It allows the user to use the jogdial to control volume, playback, and the playlist. It is known to work on PCG-C1XS, but probably also works on other Sony Vaio C1 series picturebooks with a jogdial.
  • sonystat pulls information out from the sonypi device, and displays it in a user friendly way.
  • jdmouse - SONY VAIO jogdial event handler
  • sony-laptop driver (available since Kernel 2.6.21-rc1 and previously only in -mm as 'sony-acpi') to control brightness, and powering on/off some devices. In the future this driver is intended to obsolete the sonypi driver.
  • The Jogdial Patch integrates the jogdial package for Sony Vaio Notebooks with the Imwheel package. This patch makes it possible to use the jogdial (a kind of mouse wheel which is built into certain Vaio notebooks) in all X applications to scroll up and down or to deliver arbitrary keystrokes to X applications. The patch works well with the picturebook Sony Vaio PCG-C1XD and might work with other notebooks with a jogdial.

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