April 27, 2005

sony vaio VGN FS–115B and my linux experience.

For last one month or so, i was trying hard to install a stable flavor of linux on my laptop. My laptop is sony vaio model VGN FS115B. To start with, I tried Fedora core 3. It couldnt recognize my sound card, touchpad (tapping and scrolling wasnt working properly) and my display was a pathetic 1024×768when I have 1280×800 resolution capability on my XBlack LCD screen). in short, nothing was really working ;). So i thought of upgrading it to FC4, in the hope that things will probably go better. Meanwhile, I tried 3 different kernels and tried installing drivers for my display I915GM and soundcard(RealTek) but it kept on troubling me in something or the other. In short, it didnt recognize even the basic hardware of my machine properly.

After lot of painful nights of Red-ha(ck)ting, I thought of trying some new linux, and I downloaded Mandrake 10.1 from DC++. It was very cool and user-friendly OS in my opinion, it looks good — icons, wallpapers and other stuff is very attractive. But on the front of hardware recognition, it was more or less like Redhat FC3. I.e, 1024×800, no soundcard detection and touchpad with very basic capabilities. So i decided to move on and again connected DC++ for SuSE9.3 this time.

Suse 9.3 was some 3.5 GB stuff on a DVD. let me tell you that installing SuSe is a different experience alltogether. I am very much impressed by its intelligence :). it probed all the hardware properly including touchpad and sound and i got a professional(Novell) linux flavour on my machine. But I wasn't satisfied with my display. I tried changing modeline stuff and did lot of tweaking in the xorg.conf to accomodate my non-standard display, but no efforts of mine tasted success. It is then, I came across this website: link
and then

i realized that I have to change my VBIOs settings using the tool 915resolution from : link

It is because my VBIOS has some fixed set of resolutions and no matter what I write in my xorg.conf, it always take some fitting resolution form the fixed settings and gave me 1024×768 always. I changes the setting using this tool and lo, i got the perfect resolution for my screen.

Now My Laptop is working perfectly fine on Suse 9.3 and I have fallen in love with it SuSe.

Here are some of the screenshots of my system:


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  1. Well done for persevering. Personally I spent a week working on a Mandrake install then went right back to Windows!

    27 Apr 2005, 09:43

  2. ben

    I have a Fedora Core 3 distro and I am looking into buying a sony FS 520 vaio notebook. Can you suggest any websites that would describe successful FC3 installations on this notebook? (I googled for it and only got three irrelevant results.)

    15 May 2005, 04:37

  3. yiannis

    Well done for your success. Consider on posting in the Linux communities. There are not many things written for SUSE and FS laptops and many people could get some help from your experince. I am hoping you could help me with my (similar) laptop.

    I recently bought a sony vaio fs115z and installed Linux 9.3 PRO on it. The thing I wanted to ask you is about the ACPI support. When I try to istall including it it will hang when detecting PCMCIA devices. Now have istalled it with APM (mutually exclusive than ACPI) which means SUSE becomes a battery killer and I cannot get battery status etc.. Did you have any similar behaviour? Did you have to istall linux without ACPI support? Also…it iseems that I a having trouble with the wireless networking.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thanks

    16 May 2005, 09:13

  4. ashutosh

    Hi Yiannis,

    Thanks for your suggestion. I will post my experience on some linux/laptop community.

    Regarding your problem, I didnt face any problem with ACPI support and I got it running properly in very first suse installation. I believe I was kind of lucky with my system. My wireless networking was running fine, but I disabled it, as it used to take lot of time, checking for signals, while booting the computer in the absense of wireless conncection. I do not need wireless concetion that often.

    Another point, I wish to put on records, is I am very happy with Suse linux. I have been running it, from last one month or so, without any problems. It is a great comfort considering sort of adwares and trojans I have into my windows system and I , being a novie in windows, dont know how to get rid of them. Now I use Windows only to watch movies as I dont have time and energy to download all the codecs for my Kaffeine.

    I guess in Linux you sweat more initially while installing it, but lead a comfortable life once it is up and running smoothly. But with windows you suffer every day and every night. One of the reason for this is, probably , virus-writers and adware-gods are busy writing their babies with only windows in mind. As more people will start running linux, the scene will change.

    16 May 2005, 15:27

  5. yiannis

    ashutosh,

    thanks for your reply.
    I know SUSE is great!!!! I am using it years now.
    I'll try to find out what's happening with the ACPI and my laptop.

    Anyway, if you want to get rid Windows completely (I mean to watch movies in Linux) try
    link
    Read carefully this forum, and you will be able to download all available codecs. ;)

    Also, about the viruses thing.
    In Linux there is someone who is root and then the standard accounts (many types of them).
    In Windows even if you want to work basic functions you have to be administrator.
    So, Linux viruses…., if you get one it will only have access to your account…so the root comes there deletes the account and everything is fine. Also, in every start up the kernel has modules (2.6> as far as I know) for dealing with any security risks.
    Windows viruses,....an administrator is being infected and you spent time for format….

    Thanks for your help, and hope you make Linux default!!!

    Yiannis

    16 May 2005, 17:08

  6. mid

    I have same FS115B and I dont get 1280×800 resolution with Mandriva.

    I have 915resolution but i dont know how use it.

    Could give me your xorg.conf please ?

    Thanks in advance.

    20 May 2005, 19:28

  7. tim

    hi … same problem with the widescreen … fs215s with a geforce go 6200, though … still, i'd be interested in the xorg.conf …

    thanks …. t

    20 May 2005, 19:56

  8. Ashutosh Trivedi

    to mid and tim:

    I have posted the detailed procedure of using 915resolution and my xorg.conf under following URLs.

    link
    link

    20 May 2005, 20:41

  9. mid

    Before of error

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    it say ….

    (WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (Bus PCI:0:2:1) found.
    (EE) No devices detected

    Thanks ——- ;)

    20 May 2005, 21:59

  10. Ashutosh Trivedi

    to mid:
    I guess it is the time you should consider installing suse.

    21 May 2005, 00:36

  11. mid_Ok

    Problem OK !
    Good morning. Yesterday night I was changing my xorg.conf and, finally, I get it !!! .. Now, I have a madriva with all …. sound, touchpad and my pretty 1280×800 resolution.

    1) I start with runlevel 3.
    2) I execute 915resolution pathc.
    3)restart X .. and WoWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!! … It works fineeeeeeeeeeee … Yeahhhhhhhhh ….

    This is my xorg.conf ….

    Section "Files"

    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)

    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of

    # the X server to render fonts.

    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"

    #DontZap # disable (server abort)

    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work

    #DontZoom # disable / (resolution switching)
    EndSection

    Section "Module"

    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension

    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux

    Load "extmod"

    Load "type1"

    Load "freetype"

    Load "synaptics"

    Load "glx" # 3D layer

    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier "Keyboard1"

    Driver "keyboard"

    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"

    Option "XkbLayout" "es"

    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"

    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier "Mouse1"

    Driver "mouse"

    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"

    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier "SynapticsMouse1"

    Driver "synaptics"

    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"

    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

    Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"

    Option "MinSpeed" "0.8"

    Option "MaxSpeed" "1.00"

    Option "BottomEdge" "650"

    Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"

    Option "UpDownScrolling" "0"

    Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"

    Option "SHMConfig" "on"

    Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"

    Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"

    Option "LeftEdge" "120"

    Option "FingerLow" "14"

    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"

    Option "MaxTapMove" "110"

    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"

    Option "FingerHigh" "15"

    Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"

    Option "CircularScrolling" "1"

    Option "AccelFactor" "0.015"

    Option "RightEdge" "830"

    Option "TopEdge" "120"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"

    Identifier "Monitor[0]"

    VendorName "SONY"

    ModelName "TFT D N50 (SDM-N50)"

    HorizSync 30–61

    VertRefresh 48–85

    DisplaySize 313 235

    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"

    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Modes"

    Modeline "1280×800" 68.9 1280 1301 1333 1408 800 804 808 816 +hsync +vsync

    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"

    Identifier "Screen[0]"

    Device "Device[0]"

    Monitor "Monitor[0]"

    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"

    Depth 24

    Modes "1280×800"

    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "Device"

    Identifier "Device[0]"

    VendorName "Intel"

    BoardName "915 GM"

    Driver "vesa"

    Screen 0

    BusID "0:2:0"

    Option "NoDDC"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier "layout1"

    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

    InputDevice "SynapticsMouse1" "AlwaysCore"

    Option "Clone" "off"

    Screen "Screen[0]"

    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"

    Mode 0660

    Group "video"
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"

    EndSection

    Note that the driver is 'VESA' ….. and works fine.

    I insert the ModelLine 1280×800 ….. and all fine.

    This blog is very util and It help me much …

    Thanks !! … You are the best.

    Best regards.

    21 May 2005, 10:19

  12. ashutosh

    Congratulation Mid.

    I am glad that the blog was useful for someone.
    It would be great if you can post the difficulties faced by you in the installation process, so that someone else who is thinking of installing mandriva on FS115B can get benefited. As there is very less support from sony's side and in general not many people who buy FS series are inclined to use Linux. It implies that there are a few resources on the net to help people to install linux on VAIO.

    by the way, did you get sonypi running?

    21 May 2005, 11:03

  13. mid

    Good Morning!.

    The sonypi …. Do you tell the sounds buttons ? .. and the funcions keys of notebook ?... if this is right, it dont work. The functions keys (contrast, brightess and sound ) don't work.

    This weekend I have try install the fedora core test 3 on my notebook … and I tell us that whit the fedora cora test 3 I don't obtain our pretty 1280×800 resolution. The functions keys don't work either sound, touch pad …. and nothing the nothig. …. =:$ … Only view the screen with the 1024×768 resolution.

    Results.
    ————

    Mandriva linux:
    ———————-

    Normal installation —> I obtain the Sound, touchpad without problem. To Obtain the 1280×800 resolution I used the 915resolution software of link. I did this:

    After install mandriva I started with runlevel 3.

    loggin as root.

    I changed my xorg by the xorg that I posted in this blogs (into article mid_Ok
    ).

    run the 915resolution software.

    exit root.

    loggin as other user.

    startx and ….......... WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwww =:-D

    Fedora Core 3
    ————————

    FATAL. I only obtain the 1024×768 resolution and I didn't get the sound (I had read that the sound problem its is parched with a pathc kernel … alsa …. ) either the touchpad funcionallity.

    I'm not the best … =:(

    this it's all.

    Best regards.

    23 May 2005, 07:17

  14. Ashutosh Trivedi

    Hi mid!
    thanks for sharing your experience here. I hope you will get it running of FC3. by the way, why dont you try suse also. I am using it and very happy with it. I used to be a redhat fan, but not anymore.

    25 May 2005, 18:38

  15. yiannis

    Tim, as far as it concerns geforce go 6200…#
    consider downloading the driver form Nvidia.com.
    then do as follows…
    1. log off any account you are on
    2. press ctrl-alt F4 on the logon screen
    3. login as root and type init 3
    4. type rmmod nvidia (if an error message appears ignore it
    5. go to the forlder where the nvidia driver is and type
    sh Nvidia-xxx.run (xxx the version unmbers the driver exec has)
    6. type sax -2 -m 0=nvidia
    7. when you get in sax2 press change configuration choose your screen to be LCD 1280*1800
    and change the vertical sync manually to 57–60Hz (at least that's how it worked to my vaio fs115z)
    8. Then ghange the color settings to 24bit and enable the 1280*800 resolution
    9. That's it. Reboot and hopefully everything will be fine and you will have 3D support enabled

    Hope this helps. (Some of the above are in the how-to's of NVidia which is worth reading)

    26 May 2005, 21:56

  16. yiannis

    step 6 above…
    6.type sax2 -m 0=nvidia

    Damn typos….

    26 May 2005, 21:57

  17. neil

    I have a FS115E, I managed to find 855resolution and set it up fine under Suse 9.3, I have placed the mode patch commands in /etc/init.d/boot.local and also in /usr/lib/powersave/scripts/resume_after_suspend_to_disk. I have ben scratching my head over DRI (direct 3D rendering) support which Suse seems to have turned off. Apart from that though, it works great. DRI would be good for some of the 3d screensavers and also some of the video players that can use OpenGL, and at the moment have pretty low framerates. VLC (installed via packman's repository) works great though, so I can make do with that.

    DRI does work under Ubuntu 5.0.4, but that doesn't support the Intel high definition audio card at all, so I'm sticking with Suse 9.3 for now.

    One other thing I need to investigate is bluetooth support. I'm pretty pleased with this machine under linux.

    31 May 2005, 22:53

  18. Chris

    For reference, I came across this useful article: Installing Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio VNG-FS115B <http://users.skynet.be/thomasvst/linux-on-laptop/>

    I now have sound working.. hurray! :)

    15 Jun 2005, 22:15

  19. Ashutosh Trivedi

    thanks Chris for sharing that webpage here.

    15 Jun 2005, 23:01

  20. Vaso

    I have an FS series as well. It would be interesting to put linux on it but I'm curious how to go about making or finding (unlikely) support for the function keys (FN+key). Of course, everything else should work fine but it would still be nice to have the two programmable S keys (S1 and S2) available to me on a linux distro like SuSE 9 or RedHat

    19 Jun 2005, 08:53

  21. David Morel

    How about the autonomy ? How long does the battery last on this very interesting model ?

    22 Jun 2005, 21:03

  22. Ricardo

    Hi there!

    I have recently bought a Vaio FS215S, I have installed Debian Gnu/Linux. I had some difficulties, because there isn't much documentation about FS Series. Well, anyway, I decided to make a how-to that describes the installation process. It is divided into sections, so even if the specs change there might be some useful sections.

    You can find this how-to in this link

    Feel free to go there, and read.

    25 Jun 2005, 22:15

  23. ashutosh

    hi ricardo,
    many thanks for sharing the info here.
    thanks.

    26 Jun 2005, 00:19

  24. Dsta1

    Hi, I have a vaio FS550 and i wanna install linux(any distribution), but i dont know how to start, does anyone can help me?

    28 Jun 2005, 11:06

  25. The LUG organise GNU/Linux installfests during the regular CompSoc LAN parties. More details on the websites. Pop in to #lug on irc.warwickcompsoc.co.uk for help in the meantime :)

    Polar

    10 Jul 2005, 19:00

  26. srini/srag

    Hey dude. you rock.
    it rocks. i tried for days and gave up. itz really useful. i think you can maintain a page for suchthings. that would help people a lot
    thx
    -Srini

    12 Jul 2005, 19:19

  27. Anthony

    Here's two links that you may find useful from linuxonlaptops.com
    link (FS115B with Ubuntu)
    link (FS115S with Debian)

    I found that the 2.6.12 kernel has the realtek HD audio support which allowed me to finally complete a gentoo build on an FS115S. Right now, i'm installing SuSE 9.3 ;)

    Anthony

    12 Jul 2005, 23:23

  28. ashutosh

    Thanks Anthony for sharing that info here.
    Ashutosh

    12 Jul 2005, 23:38

  29. Slaine

    I've played around with Linux before but this was my first real effort at transfering completely from XP to Linux. I bought a Vaio VGN-FS51B and started trying to work out how to get all the hardware going with Mandrake 10.2
    After a few days of messing around I discovered your blog and am now running 1280X800 quite happily. Thanks alot!
    Interestingly enough if I use 915resolution at 1280X800 24bits/pixel the display is all messed up but setting it at 1280X800 32bits/pixel and it seems happy… although in my KDE display configuration it says I'm running at 24bits/pixel. Weird.

    27 Jul 2005, 02:27

  30. stan

    Hello,

    Sorry for my bad english…

    just one little message. After some test, i have instal the last red hat fc4 with kernel 2.6.11XXX and everythink was ok :
    Panel : 1200×800
    sound card : OK
    Touchpad : OK

    And i have nothing to do !!! No 915resolution or more extra.

    Bye, and thanks for the all post

    Stan

    20 Aug 2005, 14:52

  31. ashutosh

    Congrats Stan. Thanks for sharing that information here. FC3 was giving lot many problems with my notebook, and now I am too lazy( and too faithful to SuSe) to try FC4. Anyway, thanks.

    20 Aug 2005, 19:05

  32. Alex Diaz

    This very page made me chose a Vaio FS550F to run SuSE Linux 9.3! although my main dissapointments are:

    1) modem DOES NOT WORK in Linux. Nevertheless, there is hope, according to this message:

    link

    2) I hadn't been able to use 3D support in SuSE 9.3 for the 915 card. I followed all the advices from this thread

    link

    And, at some point, I had 3D… but every time I used it (opening glxgears, tuxracer or just an OpenGL screensaver) it turned down the sound, making it unusable until I reboot the notebook… weird, indeed. In SuSE 9.3 I chose to reinstall the old drm/915 files. No 3D support, but at least they don't mess the sound…

    I installed Debian 3.1 on another partition, and there, sound and 3D support work perfectly… don't ask me why, I used dselect to install xorg (since 915resolution does not work with xfree86), and dselect updated a lot of packages, leaving my Debian in the 'unstable' side of the fence… although working perfectly :)

    04 Sep 2005, 00:14

  33. Sorin Ploscaru

    I like to add the fallowing note:

    For Sony Vaio FS215S and probably for many laptops, if u are using Fedora Core 4 its neccessary to disable selinux. So, u must try to build a new driver:

    -FC4 or better :D
    -NVidia driver 7676 or better
    -kernel 2.6.12 or 2.6.13 or better

    1. add "selinux=0" on kernel line from /boot/grub/menu.lst
    2. sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86–1.0–7676-pkg1.run
    3. comment line Load "dri" from xorg.conf file and add Modeline line:

    Modeline "1280×800" 80.0 1280 xxxx xxxx xxxx 800 xxx xxx xxx
    x = any value :)

    U can generate your Modeline here:
    link

    4. init 3; init 5(or restart X)

    I hope will be useful.

    04 Sep 2005, 21:12

  34. cyril

    Hi,

    Thanks for the useful tips everyone. I have now got 1280×800 working on Mandriva / FS115B

    Can anyone advise on how to get an external monitor working? I have an LG TFT 1280×1024 and I don't know where to start.
    If just plug it in, I get a 1280×800 display on the external. Do I need to configure both PCI devices seperatley in xorg.conf?

    Cyril

    10 Sep 2005, 13:07

  35. huber

    I have a sony vaio VGN FS-115B. Recently I've installedSUSE 9.1, I have problems with the screen,
    because the linux screen is small (600X400). Somebody can help me?

    29 Sep 2005, 18:52

  36. Alex Diaz

    Hi. I just installed SuSE 10.0, and in this version of SuSE, 3D works at last!

    Curiously, when I switched to runlevel 3 and configured video card with sax2, 3D didn't work. But, when I was in KDE, I used System -> Configuration -> Configure X11 System, and it did the trick! don't ask me why…

    TuxRacer is back!

    Best Regards,

    Alex.

    10 Oct 2005, 00:11

  37. m0rk

    Hey this is all really re-assuring!

    You see I had a couple of disks lying around, with a Fedora distro on it, wasn't sure which one, so I wip'd out partition magic, resized my XP partition, and did a bit of jiggery-pokery. Anyway, whacked on the distro which turned out to be FC 2. What a bummer, no problems with the trackpad though!?!

    Anyway, I'm now downloading FC 4 so I'll let you know how I got on in a couple of hours – mabye tomorrow, it is 1.25am afterall.

    m0rk

    p.s. Great VAIO info, number one on gazzoogle!

    17 Dec 2005, 01:28

  38. m0rk

    Bummer with FC4. It doesn't seem to deal to well when starting up on my machine… each time it hits, "Starting PCMCIA" the whole package freezes. dammit.

    so I've got FC 2 back on, and I'll look for some other routes. I'll keep you posted.

    m0rk

    17 Dec 2005, 16:23

  39. m0rk

    Okay, have now downloaded and installed SuSe 10. The package thankfully installs well, and accepts the 1280×800 resolution, straight off. Downloaded all the newest updates, and installed. Graphics and sound working well. USB plug and play work great. Not tested the firewire, but it appears to be okay. Can read and write cd's and dvd's. Ethernet card installs and works straight off. Intel 2200bg wireless card, not working. have checked out the instructions from sourceforge, but not having too much luck. will persevere for another wee while.

    Considering making the laptop a windows box again, because of all the issues I'm having installing a 'working' version of linux; and powering up my fedora 2 desktop with a copy of suse. Either way i'll let you know.

    m0rk

    20 Dec 2005, 20:21

  40. Ashutosh Trivedi

    Hi m0rk,

    Many thanks for sharing your experience here with us. 8 months have past since I posted this article and I have been using my linux box peacefully since then. I am not happy with my touch-pad though. As it is bit too much sensitive and it took me some practice before I started editing with emacs. But with some options in xemacs (like typing at the place of cursor not where mouse clicks — add '(mouse-yank-at-point t) in custom-set-variables) there is absolutely no practical problem with touch-pad.

    I think with the advent of Suse10, this blog has lost its importance as m0rk, just pointed out that 1280×800 is supported in SuSe10. I would certainly give a try to suSe10 and let you know.

    I am thankful to other linux-vaio enthusiasts for posting their problems, solutions and sharing their experiences.

    21 Dec 2005, 13:09

  41. m0rk

    well after a little learning with linux, several distros and thrashing about looking for wireless info. I have everything working perfect on my vaio fs115z. 3 partitions, 2 windows 1 suse. mail me at m.r0ss(at)ntlworld.com if you need a hand.

    Thanks for all contributions here, as the helped me no end with my first real endevours with linux.

    04 Feb 2006, 14:44

  42. human_torch

    Hi folks! I have a Sony VAIO VGNFS315B. I have Slackware Linux 10.2 on it and I have support for everything except my modem.Does anyone can help me?

    08 Feb 2006, 21:57

  43. Kshitij Kulshreshtha

    Hi everyone. I have a Sony VAIO FS115B and running SuSE 10.0 on it. I have been able to run the 1280×800 using the 915resolution hack. I have put a call to this even in the resume_after_suspend_to_disk script so that I can get my desktop intact when I come back from suspend to disk. Everything else worked automatically save the Hotkeys, Wireless LAN Card and the Soft Modem. The DRI work automatically too using the default xorg in the distribution. I get upto 1062 fps in glxgears in window mode and 100+ fps in fullscreen mode. For the Hotkeys I used the sony_acpi mentioned above and they worked. I also got the latest IPW2200 driver and firmware from sourceforge, and have tested it with WEP-40 encryption. The Soft modem is an Connexant HSF modem built on the HDA Intel sound controller. The driver is now available at www.linuxant.com which gets loaded seamlessly. I have not tested it because I don't have a dialup provider.

    10 Mar 2006, 17:19

  44. johnsun

    hi all, I have FC4 on VGN-FS195, I have problem with memory stick, not recognized by the system. also Docking Sation as TV-U04, network card works, but Tuner card can't see.

    can you help?

    16 Mar 2006, 14:07

  45. SunKiss

    Well thanx for the 915 hack, I needed that under suse 10 as well. I had than some problems with yahoo messenger..my advice do NOT install YM under suse 10, you wont be able to login ! Use gaim. I still need the resolv the FN keys problem and the wlan. If anyone find a good solution pls mail me or answer me here. I have SV VGN FS 115B. Also for playing movies, I mean all kind of movies wothout any problems try mplayer + frontend. This is a good solution for windows box users as well. link and for front ends I recommand kplayer link . It has no deps during the install. I am working on the XGL install at the moment, I hope my post will help U.
    Regards

    20 Mar 2006, 13:49

  46. Fritz_Monroe

    I've got a FS742/W and am happily running Ubuntu on it. Pretty much everything works except for the modem and the FN keys. I never use the modem, so that's not a big deal, but it sure would be nice to adjust the brightness with a press of the button. I'll be upgrading to Ubuntu 6.06 in a couple days as soon as I take my final. Hope I'll resolve the FN key problem.

    14 Jun 2006, 21:18


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