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[[Category:Sony]]
 
[[Category:Sony]]
==Introduction==
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This is a mini guide to configure a Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E on Arch Linux.
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'''Processor''' - Intel Core i5-520M
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'''Memory''' - 4 GB RAM DDR3
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'''Graphics chipset''' - nVidia GeForce GT 330M
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{{hc|$ lspci|
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
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00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
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00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
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00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
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00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
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00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
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00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
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00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
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00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
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00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
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00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
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00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
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00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 330M] (rev a2)
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01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
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02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)
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03:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller
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03:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Memory Stick Host Controller
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03:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd FireWire Host Controller
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03:00.4 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller
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04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
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3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
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3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
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3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
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3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
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3f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
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3f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
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}}
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==Xorg==
 
==Xorg==
 
X server works with the standard {{Pkg|nvidia}} package but shows a blank screen when exiting the X server or just switching terminals using Ctrl+Alt+Fx.
 
X server works with the standard {{Pkg|nvidia}} package but shows a blank screen when exiting the X server or just switching terminals using Ctrl+Alt+Fx.
  
To resolve the blank screen issue you need to use [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uvesafb vesafb].
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To resolve the blank screen issue you need to use [[Uvesafb|vesafb]].
  
Install {{Pkg|v86d}} and remove any vga=<foo> kernel boot parameters.
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Install {{AUR|v86d}} and remove any vga=<foo> kernel boot parameters.
  
 
Next ensure that  {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/uvesafb.conf}} contains:
 
Next ensure that  {{ic|/etc/modprobe.d/uvesafb.conf}} contains:
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Plus I use module '''sony_laptop''' .. MODULES=(sony_laptop) in /etc/rc.conf
 
Plus I use module '''sony_laptop''' .. MODULES=(sony_laptop) in /etc/rc.conf
  
The patched kernel is available in the AUR: {{AUR|linux-sony}}
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The patched kernel is available in the AUR: {{AUR|linux-sony}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|linux-sony}}}}
  
The sony-acpid daemon is also available in the AUR: {{AUR|sony-acpid-git}}
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The sony-acpid daemon is also available in the AUR: {{AUR|sony-acpid-git}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|sony-acpid-git}}}}
  
Keep in mind that you will need a custom '''nvidia''' package for each custom kernel. Alternatively, you can install {{AUR|nvidial-all}}
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Keep in mind that you will need a custom '''nvidia''' package for each custom kernel. Alternatively, you can install {{AUR|nvidia-all}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|nvidia-all}}}}
  
 
==Automatic Backlight Regulation==
 
==Automatic Backlight Regulation==
This requires the {{AUR|linux-sony}} and {{AUR|sony-acpid-git}} packages.
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This requires the {{AUR|linux-sony}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|linux-sony}}}} and {{AUR|sony-acpid-git}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|sony-acpid-git}}}} packages.
  
 
Once those two packages are installed, add sony-acpid to the DAEMONS array in rc.conf:
 
Once those two packages are installed, add sony-acpid to the DAEMONS array in rc.conf:
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==Hardware Controls==
 
==Hardware Controls==
Many VAIO specific hardware controls can be adjusted using the VAIO control centre, which is in the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=49565 vaio-control-center-git] package.
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Many VAIO specific hardware controls can be adjusted using the VAIO control centre, which is in the {{AUR|vaio-control-center-git}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|vaio-control-center-git}}}} package.
  
 
==Suspend to RAM==
 
==Suspend to RAM==
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http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/w/list?q=label:State-Solution
 
http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/w/list?q=label:State-Solution
  
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Map_scancodes_to_keycodes
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[[Map scancodes to keycodes]]

Latest revision as of 11:35, 27 February 2016

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Xorg

X server works with the standard nvidia package but shows a blank screen when exiting the X server or just switching terminals using Ctrl+Alt+Fx.

To resolve the blank screen issue you need to use vesafb.

Install v86dAUR and remove any vga=<foo> kernel boot parameters.

Next ensure that /etc/modprobe.d/uvesafb.conf contains:

options uvesafb mode_option=1280x800-32 scroll=ywrap

This isn't the largest resolution available (1280x1024-32 is) but it best fits the aspect ratio of the screen.

Finally add the v86d hook to HOOKS in mkinitcpio.conf:

HOOKS="base udev v86d ..."

and regenerate your initramfs with mkinitcpio (adjust the following command to your setup):

mkinitcpio -p linux

Display backlight regulation

I found this solution - http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/wiki/NVIDIASetup. It's for Vaio F11, but it works for my F13 too.

I've added this line in section "Device" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf :

Option    "RegistryDwords"    "EnableBrightnessControl=1;PowerMizerEnable=0x1;PerfLevelSrc=0x3333;PowerMizerLevel=0x3;PowerMizerDefault=0x3;PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3"

Plus I use module sony_laptop .. MODULES=(sony_laptop) in /etc/rc.conf

The patched kernel is available in the AUR: linux-sonyAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

The sony-acpid daemon is also available in the AUR: sony-acpid-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Keep in mind that you will need a custom nvidia package for each custom kernel. Alternatively, you can install nvidia-allAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror]

Automatic Backlight Regulation

This requires the linux-sonyAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] and sony-acpid-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] packages.

Once those two packages are installed, add sony-acpid to the DAEMONS array in rc.conf:

DAEMONS=(hwclock syslog-ng !network !netfs crond @net-profiles alsa sony-acpid)

Special Keys

The 'Display Off' and media keys work out of the box.

The 'ASSIST', 'S1' and 'VAIO' keys require configuring the appropriate keymap.

Using udev

Firstly run:

$ /lib/udev/findkeyboards

Then do:

# /lib/udev/keymap -i input/eventX

BUT switch input/eventX for the keyboard outputted in the first command. I got 'AT keyboard' and 'module' from the first command. 'AT keyboard' is the normal keyboard for mapping 'Fn+X' and 'module' is the hotkey keyboard.

After doing the second command you need to press the buttons that you want to map, then Control-C to exit keymap.

Then edit /lib/udev/keymaps/module-sony, adding the relevant scan code from the second command and then the event you want. All valid events are listed in http://hal.freedesktop.org/quirk/quirk-keymap-list.txt

Here is an example module-sony keymap file for the VPC-F11M1E:

0xA0 mute # Fn+F2
0xAE volumedown # Fn+F3
0xB0 volumeup # Fn+F4
0x10 brightnessdown # Fn+F5
0x11 brightnessup # Fn+F6
0x12 switchvideomode # Fn+F7
0x14 zoomout # Fn+F9
0x15 zoomin # Fn+F10
0x17 suspend # Fn+F12
0x28 help #Assist
0x20 prog1 #S1
0x49 vendor #VAIO Hotkey

Using the kernel tool setkeycodes

See the detailed article: setkeycodes.

Hardware Controls

Many VAIO specific hardware controls can be adjusted using the VAIO control centre, which is in the vaio-control-center-gitAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] package.

Suspend to RAM

Out of the box, a "sudo pm-suspend" will result in a proper suspending but a failure to resume, resulting in a new reboot. The solution is to add the following parameter to your kernel (into the line )

acpi_sleep=nonvs

Your grub kernel entry should look like this

linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux-sony root=/dev/dm-1 acpi_sleep=nonvs

DTS/AC3 Over HDMI with ALSA

Make sure you installed ALSA.

$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC275 Analog [ALC275 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC275 Digital [ALC275 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

The right ALSA device to use to get a working sound over HDMI is the device 7.

To get mplayer to use it,

mplayer -ao alsa:device=hw=1.7 -channels 8 -ac hwdts,hwac3, <file>

The comma after hwac3 is not a typo.

DTS/AC3 Over HDMI with PULSE

After installing pulseaudio, you will need to edit

/etc/pulse/default.pa

and add the following line

load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:1,7 channels=8

Put channels to the highest number of channels supported by the combination of your hardware (computer + receiver/TV).

Sources

http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/w/list?q=label:State-Solution

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