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Sony VAIO VGN-FE Series

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Sony VGN-FE Series laptop. This should cover the the VGNFE25GP, VGNFE35GP and VGNFE38GP.

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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Specifications

NameSony VAIO VGN-FE
ProcessorIntel Core Duo Processor T2300 1.66GHz to T7200 2.0GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB to 1024MB
HDD80GB to 160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 to 7600
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11abg Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Camera

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIAYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraYesWorks using gspcav1 driver.

Notes

The VAIO VGN-FE's NVIDIA graphics chip can function with either the open source nv module or the proprietary module from NVIDIA. More details about installing the proprietary module can be found in our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide.

Summary

The Sony VAIO VGN-FE has no problems with handling Linux. The installation process was easy without any extra configuration work required.


Discussion

Ximo, 2011/04/26 01:57

I don't have the Sony Vaio VGN FE25GP-35GP-38GP . Mine is the Sony Vaio VGN FE48E. I can use the Linux too ?

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