Problems with booting (Ubuntu 13.10 on Sony Vaio Pro 13)
- date: October 23, 2013
I've been working for two days now without really arriving anywhere which is starting to get really frustrating. The problem is that I've just got my Sony Vaio Pro 13 that I hoped to use for my studies. But unfortunately I can't use it for anything right now as neither Ubuntu 13.10 or Linux Mint 15 will boot on this machine.
I've disabled secure boot and switched to Legacy mode as well as disabled Intel(R) AT Support System. The whole disk is formated into msdos and gpt. I've also tried with UEFI and gpt, and all other combinations, but still get the same result. I've also tried Installation and running my live-USB for both distros works like a charm without any problems. The problems start when the system is restarted, and tries to boot. I've run boot-repair which makes me able to boot into the operating system very slowly after minutes of booting. But when I'm starting my system for the second time after rebooting I run into this screen: http://i41.tinypic.com/29z
Microphone not working Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ubuntu 13.10
- date: September 4, 2013
Have had great success so far running Ubuntu 13.10 on the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Haswell based laptop. Almost everything works great out of the box. The only component I've noticed an issue with thus far is the microphone. Currently on kernel 3.11rc7. Alsamixer, the system sound preference, and pavucontrol all show both a microphone (which I believe is input through the headphone jack) and an internal microphone. It's the internal mic I'm interested in using for quick skype calls or hangouts. Selecting the internal mic with pavucontrol and playing with the level settings in alsamixer hasn't made any difference. This issue has been noted running Arch linux as well, detailed here. Any ideas how to proceed? Perhaps this is a kernel related issue I should be reporting. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Sony Vaio Pro 13 Dual Boot Ubuntu 13.10 + Win8 Grub2 hangs on initrd
- date: November 20, 2013
This is my first thread here and I've solved many problems with the threads stored here.
But this time, I have a problem, which I can't solve following suggestions in threads of ubuntuforums.
I bought a Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP1321C5E) last week with Win8 pre-installed.
It has an EFI partition on it and a pre-installed Win8 partition, as well as a recovery partition and a SonyCare partition (it's like the recovery of the recovery partition)
I wanted to install ubuntu 13.10 alongside my Win8 (I want to keep it because my laptop is too new for Win7 since there are no drivers available for particular built-in hardware)
With a ubuntu bootstick I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Win8, but did not succeed, because this option was not available, maybe there is a little mixup between MBR and GPT and it can not find the installed Win8 partition.
So I installed it by clicking "Something else", using the previously freed space by shrinking the Win8 partition.
Problems with my Ubuntu 9.10 Server and Cable modem Motorola Surfboard
- date: May 27, 2011
Hello, I have a server which has 3 network adapters. 2 internal or local network and 1 connected to a cable modem Motorola Surfboard provided by my ISP.
The network adapters are all RTL8168b/8111b and are using driver r8169 (2.3LK-NAPI). The system is running a custom kernel 2.6.39 and of course everything works, but once in 2-3-4-5 or even more days the connection between my network adapter connected to the cable modem fully dies, without any error.
Normally you can connect to the cable modem using an ip address 192.168.100.1, but when the connection dies between the network adapter and modem, this ip can't be reached anymore even if the network cable is fine and everything theoretically should work.
The fix in a case like this is to fully reboot the server, nothing works, restart dhclient, the network, putting eth0 (the network adapter connect to the modem) and brining it up again doesnt do anything.
This issue it's happening for at least 6 month and my ISP says it's my f
No xserver on Sony Vaio Pro 13
- date: July 17, 2013
On a week old Vaio (svp132a1cm) I managed to install Kubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 (disabling secure boot, setting the bios to legacy and running boot-repair after the install).
Grub works, it starts Windows and it starts Linux though not without editing the entry. I have to delete the gfxmode entry and add nomodeset as a kernel parameter. Otherwise Linux stops booting with the message
fb conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs efi vga - removing generic driver
But the edited entry only offers a login on the standard ttys, the xserver doesn't start.
When I compare the X.org logfile of the installed system and the one on the install stick I fiind that this line
config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
is missing on the installed system. In fact there isn't even a directory /dev/dri
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Solid blue screen after login...Ubuntu upgrade on Sony Vaio with NO Windows!
- date: May 6, 2012
Ok, so I just got this new-old computer from an auction site and it has no Windows. Ubuntu is the only OS on this thing...no windows whatsoever. Anyway, so it was working great until an upgrade pops up...no big deal right? WRONG!!!!!
Damn thing failed and now I get a blue screen of nothing when I log in. Just blue with nothing on it, nothing to click, no error messages... It seems that the Ubuntu console disappeared. It also changed my login box and text colors so its damn near impossible to see...white on white. Not sure what happened but I am one sad Ubuntu noobie!!!!
Whats worse, I have no backup anything. You may pelt me with stones now, I deserve it...I guess I wasnt thinking. And now, I have no clue what to do at all...totally in this over my head. Can anyone give me a simple solution? I dont really know if data is lost or if I just am unable to see it.
Tried downloading a new copy of Ubuntu onto a disk...yeah, nice that they crammed like 10kb extra data an
dual booting ubuntu 5.10 with xp pro
- date: December 20, 2005
Has anyone else had problems dual booting Ubuntu 5.10 with XP professional? I started by installing XP on a partition that took about half of the harddrive and left free space. XP worked after that. Then I installed Ubuntu 5.10. There were 2 options when installing Ubuntu 5.10. They were to use the entire drive and the other was to use the largest amount of continuous free space. I choose to use the largest amount of continuous free space. After that, Ubuntu would boot, but XP would not work anymore. There was a blue screen when I choose XP, and a message that said unable to mount. I was installing XP first and then Linux. Is it better to install Linux first, then XP?
Dual booting with Windows 8 on a Sony Vaio
- date: June 11, 2013
I'm getting a new laptop, and right now I'm interested in the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch that recently came out. Is getting this to dual-boot with some distro (probably linux mint) going to be a problem? I haven't had issues in the past, but I know secure boot and uefi has caused problems for some people, so I want to make sure this is doable before pulling the trigger. The laptop has the new haswell chip and an SSD, if that matters.
Any advice is welcome.
Problems w/ X server in Ubuntu 13.10 on MacBook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008) w/ 4GB RAM
- date: April 1, 2014
I have this MacBook Pro model upgraded to a SSD and 4GB Apple approved RAM... and DVD drive doesn't work anymore though. Runs OS X up to currently newest version (10.9.2 Mavericks) fine, albeit slow (of course ).
What I want to do:
That's why I want to put Ubuntu on it. I made space on the SSD and created a second partition for installing to and running Ubuntu from. Once it's up'n running, I'll copy over my data and remove the OS X partition and re-size the Ubuntu partition to use the full disk (after a full partition backup via 'dd' to my memory stick... just in case).
My install media:
I dl'd and flashed ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso (and later on read to try ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso) to a 64 GB Patriot USB stick via the UUI utility that is suggested on this site in Windows on my desktop PC.
What I tried:
After installing ReFind (as ReFit is outdated according to their site) I booted up the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso via USB stick to start installat
trouble booting Ubuntu Studio 14.04 on Sony VAIO pro on external SSD
- date: May 13, 2014
I'm struggling to boot Ubuntu Studio, installed on my external SSD. I've got an USB Stick witch I can use to start the live system. I tried to run boot-repair, but it didn't solve the problem.
Before I run boot-repair at least the ultrabook seemed to try and start the system on the external ssd but failed and the windows bootloader(?) Told me something like: "there's an invalid system on the external drive"
Here's the link from the boot-repair: paste.ubuntu.com/7420589
Thanks for helping me in advance.
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