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Battery is getting drained very fast

My laptop is approx. 18 month old. I have changed the internal hard drive recently and I have Ubuntu installed on the system. The problem is my laptop's battery is draining very fast. When it ...
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299 views

Ubuntu hard drive partitions check

I was given a brand new Sony Vaio Series Z (vpcz13v9e) by the company I'm consulting for. I cannot use Windows for what I do, so I've asked the IT department of the company if they could set the ...
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3answers
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Unable to try or install ubuntu 12.04 and above 64 bit on my Sony Vaio which includes UEFI and Secure boot

First of all the hardware : Core i5 Ivy bridge 3210M 2.5Ghz 6Gb RAM AMD Radeon HD 7650M 750Gb HDD With Windows 8 Single language 64bit preinstalled. And include UEFI and Secure Boot Specific ...
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Sony Vaio Laptop not booting - black screen

I have a Sony Vaio laptop - not sure on exact model as I am not at home currently - can post later if required. I have it dual boot running Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)) and also ...
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Backing up MBR on laptop disks with recovery partiitions?

Most of the Linux distributions I use allow me to override where GRUB is installed, but I now need to install Ubuntu on some Dell Latitude laptops, and on the test install I did on my old Vaio ...
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452 views

Linux on Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I bought Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E and I was able to surf on net. Then I tried to install Ubuntu 9.04 and Linux Mint on it but neither allows me an access to the Internet. How can I configure Mint so that I ...
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Getting Sony Vaio notebooks running properly under Linux

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (VGN-SR) which came with Windows Vista, which I un-installed and replaced with Ubuntu Linux 9.04. Under Windows I had the ability to adjust the screen brightness, volume, ...