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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Sony Vaio AW laptop. This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Sony Vaio VPCS120FL.
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|Processor||Intel Core i3-350M|
|Screen||VAIO Plus, 13.3” (1366 x 768)|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 SDRAM|
|Optical Drive||Optiarc DVD RW AD-7930H|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce 310M|
|Network||Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Wireless||Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network|
|Card Reader & Memory Stick Slot||Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller|
|Optical Drive||Not Tested||I think that it works, as lshw detects it|
|Graphics||Partial||It works with default nouveau drivers, also Ubuntu prompts to enable exoerimental 3d supports which at least for desktop effects, works well. With nouveau drivers I can't control brightness. Binary drivers present in ubuntu repos work and can control brightness|
|Bluetooth||Partial||I can send and recive files but it refues to accept conection from my Nokia 5200 and Nokia 5800 (Does not work with Remuco)|
|Touchpad||Yes||No multitouch,but there is side scrolling|
|Card Reader||Not Tested||I think that it works, as lshw detects it|
|Memory Stick Slot||Not Tested||I think that it works, as lshw detects it|
|Camera||Yes||Works with cheese|
|Keyboard backlight||Yes, but it turns on every time I press it regardless of room light|
|Fn Keys||Only Mute, Volume +, Volume -|
~ The internal mic works, but it has some distortion.
~ Things like Keyboard backlight, Light sensor and Fn keys will eventually work as people in http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/ are working to bring these features to Linux.
~ In order to make the fingerprint reader work, go here: http://darkblue.homeip.net/fingerprint/Forum/topic.php?TopicId=26
~ Oddly bluetooth works as mentioned before, but I could not find it in lshw log.
Many things work out of the box in Ubuntu 11.04. Maybe in the future this laptop will became a Linux friendly notebook.