I have been using Ubuntu Linux as my primary OS for the past two years and although i find Win7 that came with my new Z11 ok, i really want to go back to linux. However after a few google searches (and some more search in this forum) i understand that there are problems with the dual gfx adapters and the fake raid that these beasts come with, which is also locked in the default bios. On top of that, there are worries that the GC scheme of the Samsung drives only works with ntfs (although i am a bit skeptical on that, especially since the raid configuration might block this anyhow). Could someone please provide answers/pointers on any of the above? when i tried to boot the latest ubuntu beta from usb i got a complete messed up display.
Anyone have any luck being able to enable their Nvidia card within Linux? I could care less about trying to switch... But I have spent some serious time trying to do it and unfortunately you cannot just turn off the intel graphics card in the BIOS..
Trying to get rid of these questionably useful programs -- but I don't see entries for them in add/remove programs in the control panel (or for any of the other useless VAIO software packages that come on OEM machines sans "fresh start")
I have just been given a VAIO PCG8A2M (GRX316MP) , i was told "it's broken but if you can fix it yo can have it" so having a quick look at it there's no sign of life on the display but the lights come on and i can here the HDD heads moving about.
Looking a little more i found that all the ram is missing , so now im not sure if its worth buying some ram to see if it works or not ? The lack of ram would prob explain the lack of display but i wonder if i should be getting POST beeps at least, which im not.
So my question is if a VAIO had no ram should (if all else was working) it be getting POST beeps ?
I don't know whats the diference (besides the price), between VAIO TZ295N & VAIO TZ395N. Specs in all the websites I've checked say they have exactly the same components: Intel coreduo 1.33Ghz 2GB RAM DVD-RW and 64GB SSD Hardrive. I was wonder if the diference might be in the hard drive interface, with the TZ295N being PATA and TZ395N being SATA.
I'm wondering if the Blu-ray optical drive (Panasonic UJ-232A) of the (old) VAIO Z series will be able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series? I would really appreciate it if anyone is able to answer my question.
The reason I'm asking is because I'm seriously thinking of selling my VAIO Z690 & just buying the base Sony VAIO Z (VPCZ112GX/S). I may just be able to afford that base model & the icing on the cake will definitely be the UJ-232A drive being able to fit into the (new) VAIO Z series & work.
Am planning to get a sony laptop for me. The design simply rocks I am getting mixed reviews about cw and E series. But i made up my mind to get one.
My budget is aroung 40000rupees. Thats around 800$. So suggest me a better one between these two for occasional moderate and less(mosltly) demanding games. I dont care whether its 14 or 15 inch.
Am looking at lower end versions of both the models.
Only difference is CW uses Nvidia Geforce 310 and the E series uses some Radeon 5000 series one. CW has 14 inch screen whereas E series has a 15.5 inch screen. In the models which i am looking at both have matte finish and both has WXGA:1366 x 768 VAIO Display.
which one should i go for. whether the screen quality will be on par to Inspiron one atleast? ( I dont need HD).
if I can use the AC Adapter of a Vaio TT on the Vaio Z. The standard AC Adapter that comes with the Vaio Z is of 19.5V and the one for the Vaio TT is of 16V, which I don't know if it's enough for the Vaio Z to function properly or if there could be any problem or damage. Both machines have batteries of 10,8V.
I have an undervolted Vaio Z by the way (last multiplier at 0.9875) so I don't know if this could help in any way for my Z to work ok with the TT AC Adapter.
I recently discovered that my Vaio Z will go completely silent (the fan turns off ) after about 10 sec the HDD has turned off..
And, as soon as i click somewhere and the HDD is read again, the fan goes back on. (you can try this by defining the hdd to turn off after 1 min in the power management and closing as much processes as you can,
then watch resource monitor for example, where you can see the disk usage
Time to clean up the basement and digging out some good old comps. I got this Sony a few years back due to its screen sharpness and elegant profile.
The sleek and stylish 15.4" x-black display provides a perfect viewing area. With a strong GPU at the time in GO7600 it was a perfect choice for business and some gaming machine.
Pricing at 1.500Euro-ish, this machine was not competitive in price comparing to others. But its packed specifications and performance can easily justify the difference. The sleek design, the simple beauty and the solid hardware live up to the reputation of Sony performance and quality....
I uninstalled Vista from my Vaio FZ445D/B when I bought it and installed Ubuntu and XP pro on it,
never erasing the partition with Sony's loader stuff. After just 9 months, my DVD drive is broken and I am still under warranty, with one catch - I need to restore my Vaio to its factory condition for the warranty to be honored by Sony .....
I couldn't find a thread about this laptop using the search so I thought I'd start one.
I bought one of these new in the UK about 8 years ago and it's still going strong in spite of the second memory slot burning out.
I replaced the 10gb hard drive with a 40gb one, got rid of the awful CD drive which only worked when it wanted to and upped the RAM to 256mb.
I added a DVD drive from the F series which fits and works perfectly despite having a completely different colour scheme. I also have the floppy drive but I've used it all of twice to flash the BIOS - once for XP and then back to Windows 2000.
Apart from Windows Me which it came with, I had it running XP (until SP3 made it far too slow), then changed it to Windows 2000 (and found the drivers for those annoying devices which had yellow exclamation marks!) but now it runs Ubuntu 8.10 quite happily (even the Hotkeys are catered for!)
My requirements: 1. I will be a grad student in Electrical Engineering, so will use apps like MATLAB, Labview and similar other things. 2. Watch movies/ sitcoms pretty often 3. Almost 24hr internet use 4. Will play games seldomly 5. May use apps like Photoshop sometimes 6. Want the laptop to be portable so that I can carry it around in my hand anywhere I want 7. Should look nice
Are there any reviews or user feedback on the VAIO NW? I would like to know if anyone can comment on the build/performance on the NW and also if it possible to make XP work on it.
It seems the only CPU configuration Sony is offering is either with a 2.0GHz or 2.1GHz Processor. I wonder if it's possible to upgrade the CPU on this machine or if its soldered directly on the mainboard