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This is a guide to running Linux with the Sony VAIO VGN-C laptop. The VGN-C series is a smaller size laptop which also has great Linux compatibility.
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-C Series|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
With the native screen resolution of the VAIO VGN-C being 1280×800 you will need to use the 915resolution tool to get the display working at this resolution. For instructions on how to use the 915resolution tool can be found in the Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.
It was pretty straight forward to install Linux on the Sony VAIO VGN-C. Only some minor configuration with 915resolution was required to get the laptop working well.