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Old 06-03-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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Linux on Sony VAIO VGN-FE21M


Can I install Linux on this Laptop?
tech spec: http://vaio.sony-europe.com/view/Sho...y=VN+FE+Series
 
Old 06-04-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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From first glance, it looks possible.
Try looking for specific parts on the HCL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ty&btnG=Search
or look for answers specific to the laptop:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...rt&btnG=Search
You can get linux graphics drivers here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8762.html
My guess would be that the integrated sound card may not work, but everything else should. If in fact it doesn't work after installation, this card should work:
http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Creative...ook_sound_card
BTW: What distro do you want to install?

Good luck!
 
Old 06-04-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by anubis26
From first glance, it looks possible.
Try looking for specific parts on the HCL:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ty&btnG=Search
or look for answers specific to the laptop:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...rt&btnG=Search
You can get linux graphics drivers here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8762.html
My guess would be that the integrated sound card may not work, but everything else should. If in fact it doesn't work after installation, this card should work:
http://www.dealtime.com/xPO-Creative...ook_sound_card
BTW: What distro do you want to install?

Good luck!
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!! These links have been VERY useful!!!!!

I was thinking of installing ubuntu 6.06 ...
 
  


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