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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Sony VAIO Z laptop.
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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Sony Vaio Z. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Sony Vaio Z page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Sony Vaio Z specifications page.
|Name||Sony VAIO Z|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Platform||Intel Centrino 2|
|Screen||13.1” WXGA or WXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB DDR3 1066|
|HDD||Up to 320GB HDD or 2x64GB SSD|
|Optical Drive||DVD or BD|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 9300M GS with 128/256MB and Intel GMA X4500HD|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 5100AGN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth|
|Tested with||Ubuntu 8.10|
|Graphics||kind of works|
|Sound||Works||Still unable to get microphone working|
|Card Reader||Partialy works||SD card reader working out of the box Magic gate not yet tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Works||Work with an Option GT Express|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
|Webcam||works||Blue screen with kopete works with aMSN and skype|
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