Vaio/Ubuntu?

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Vaio/Ubuntu?

Post: #131142 Brij
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:28 pm

My laptop has a few problems that are driving me mad (tis old now!) so I'm going to replace it.

I'm thinking of a VGN-NS11J/S sony vaio (as seen in John Lewis) :mrgreen:

I'll probably keep vista and never use it (well, maybe to play Sims 2...) and partition/wubi the drive to get a dual boot with ubuntu... but is the laptop fully compatible with that way of doing things?

I'm especially concerned about the graphics card and/or sound card - what do you clever folks think?
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Re: Vaio/Ubuntu?

Post: #134268 Thurston Garden
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:01 pm

Brij did you ever take the Ubuntu plunge? I had an old Vaio but could never get the wireless card to work under Ubuntu.

Still tempted though as my fit-pc thread suggests!
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Re: Vaio/Ubuntu?

Post: #134642 Brij
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:11 pm

I'm using it right now, actually. No problems with the wireless card, though the sound took some tweaking. Few hot-key issues and haven't tackled the integrated webcam or microphone, but I'm extremely unlikely to ever use it anyway!
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