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This is a guide to running Linux with the Sony VAIO VGN-AR laptop. The Sony VGN-AR has a large screen with some nice internal components. Linux support for the VGN-AR laptop is great.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Sony VAIO VGN-AR Series|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The GeForce Go 7400 graphics used in the VAIO VGN-AR is supported by both the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For installation instructions on the NVIDIA driver you can view our guide.
The Sony VAIO VGN-AR series of laptops offer great support for Linux. The installation went routinely without any difficulties at all.