Sony Vaio laptop support

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JeansenVaars
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Sony Vaio laptop support

Postby JeansenVaars » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 pm

Hi all,

I would like Linux Mint to beat all other distros, so here are a few indispensable tricks I have to do manually in every distro in order to have my old sony vaio laptop work properly. It be great if LM could do this out of the box for me next time:

BTW, im using XFCE due to resource limitations

  • Fix bug in Sony Vaio which causes that keyboard not to work after resume from suspend. Only way out is to force restart, fixes by adding the following to the kernel line:

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    i8042.direct i8042.dumbkbd

    Not sure if it's for all sony vaio, I've got

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    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
  • Manually enable keyboard backlight, by creating a new systemd entry with

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    echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/kbd_backlight
  • Probably this is XFCE specific but I can't find a way to disable tap to click while typing, got to disable this completely per session:

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    synclient MaxTapTime=0

Thanks
JV

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Re: Sony Vaio laptop support

Postby catweazel » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:09 am

Are you asking questions or are you making observations?
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.

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Re: Sony Vaio laptop support

Postby Moem » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:17 am

I think they're making a suggestion: better support for a specific type of old hardware. I don't really think this one's got legs...
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Sony Vaio laptop support

Postby catweazel » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:33 am

Moem wrote:I think they're making a suggestion: better support for a specific type of old hardware. I don't really think this one's got legs...

I couldn't decide if "I can't find a way to disable tap to click while typing, got to disable this completely per session" implied a question or not.
If your problem is fixed, please mark your thread as [SOLVED] by editing the title of the first message in the thread.


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