Sony Vaio VPCF13

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Introduction

This is a mini guide to configure a Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B on Arch Linux.

Physical specifications Dimensions 387 x 262 x 43mm (WDH) Weight 3.050kg Travelling weight 3.5kg

Processor and memory Processor Intel Core i7-740QM Motherboard chipset Intel HM55 Memory 8 GB RAM DDR3 1333 MHz

Screen and video Screen size 16.4in Resolution screen horizontal 1,600 Resolution screen vertical 900 Resolution 1600 x 900 Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 425M Graphics card RAM 1.00GB

Drives Capacity 500GB Spindle speed 7,200RPM Internal disk interface SATA/300 Optical disc technology Blu-ray combo

Xorg video issues

X server didn't start properly with Nvidia drivers installed by pacman. I use one downloaded fron Nvidia web. Then I installed them by running downloaded script. After thet, the Xserver runs just fine.

Suspend to RAM

While using KDE, suspending uses pm-utils. Because of USB-3 ports it's necessary to unload module xhci_hcd before suspend. This can be done by following steps.

# cp /usr/lib/pm-utils/defaults /etc/pm/config.d/defaults  

Then edit the file in /etc/pm/config.d/defaults with SUSPEND_MODULES="xhci_hcd"


Sources

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Laptop/Sony/Vaio/FSeries/Maverick

http://superuser.com/questions/208217/looking-for-ubuntu-10-10-driver-for-geforce-gt-425m-gpu

http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/wiki/DisplayBacklight