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    Default BT4 R1 - Sony Vaio VPC-F12E1E/W

    Wireless works fine.

    The screen isn't properly recognized, but video drivers can be obtained from Nvidia directly.

    The touchpad isn't recognized at first.
    In order to make it work, follow directions from here :
    [all variants] interesting find, sony vaio laptop touchpad devices - Ubuntu Forums

    Or :

    Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to add "i8042.nopnp" (without quotes) at the end of the kernel line.

    run update-grub
    reboot
    \o/

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    Default Re: BT4 R1 - Sony Vaio VPC-F12E1E/W

    Can you provide some more details about the hardware, such as the specific wireless card model? Commands like lspci or lshw should tell you.
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    Default Re: BT4 R1 - Sony Vaio VPC-F12E1E/W

    Quote Originally Posted by Galithil View Post
    Wireless works fine.

    The screen isn't properly recognized, but video drivers can be obtained from Nvidia directly.

    The touchpad isn't recognized at first.
    In order to make it work, follow directions from here :
    [all variants] interesting find, sony vaio laptop touchpad devices - Ubuntu Forums

    Or :

    Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to add "i8042.nopnp" (without quotes) at the end of the kernel line.

    run update-grub
    reboot
    \o/

    When I type "Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to add i8042.nopnp" into the Backtrack command line (root@bt:~#) it returns "Edit: command not found"...so what exactly should I be typing in?

    I'm having this same problem on my vaio, I can't get the touch pad to work....

    Edit:

    Re: interesting find, sony vaio laptop touchpad devices
    See /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

    "PNP: PS/2 appears to have AUX port disabled, if this is incorrect please boot with i8042.nopnp"

    This turns out to be the correct advise for Sony VAIO laptops.

    Here's the fix:

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot.

    (So then, booting into Windows is unnecessary.)

    Tested on Sony Y-Series (VPCY2; Core i5; mid-2010 edition) running Ubuntu 10.04/amd64

    How do you do step 1? Im freaking dying here trying to figure it out. Please help...thanks! I'm using BT4 Live CD with my Sony Vaio...I'm willing to do anything to figure this out, but its the simple stuff that's killing me. UGggh thanks in advanced.
    Last edited by sickness; 03-31-2011 at 12:51 PM.

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