When you get no events notifications about power cable in-out on vaio, you must probably have hit the vaio bios bug. Practically it sends 0x81 event instead of 0x80. To fix it in current kernels distributed by your favorite vendor you have to add in ac.c : #define ACPI_AC_NOTIFY_STATUS           0x80 +#define ACPI_AC_NOTIFY_SONY             0x81 #define ACPI_AC_STATUS_OFFLINE          Read More →

sputnik:~ # zypper dup– skip –Overall download size: 1.55 G. After the operation, additional 173.8 M will be used. I’ve always seen the upgrades sceptically …This time it HAS to work. Come on, it’s 2008 … Update: well, after 40 minutes … it worked 😉Happy me ! TIP: How to upgrade from opensuse 10.3 to Read More →

Inserted my seagate 7200 SATA with opensuse 10.3got all I need working:nvidia 8400M – binary nvidia driver all works, even three screens setup with built-in LCD/external VGA/HDMI LCD TV ( LCD brightness control is not working, nvidia driver problem )intel 4965 wifi – iwl4965 works for b/g, have no N to testMarvell 88E8036 – sky2 Read More →

linux sony vaio broadcom bluetooth 2.0 hci_usb timeout hcitool bluez BCM2046 Got it working loading hci_usb with reset=1 :modprobe hci_usb reset=1 to make permanent:echo ‘options hci_usb reset=1’ >/etc/modules.d/bcm2046

upgraded to 7.0, emerald is not working anymore, no decorations. switched to kde-window-decorator. white borders instead of shadows for menus, tooltips and panel. To solve it set the shadow radius in compiz settings for decorations plugin to 10. seems to affect only AIGLX.

After a lot of googling debugging and struggling I have found how to connect to Internet through H3G UMTS using LG U310 handset (I think it could be the same for U300 too). The first you need to check, is the phone settings for DUN, in the phone menu go to Connectivity->3.Dial-up network->2.Bluetooth should be Read More →