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I'm currently using a VPC-F11C5E, that is quite the same. I installed successfully Debian testing but there is a problem on GPU driver.
Default xorg driver works only @800x600 and Nvidia has not released driver for GT330M yet.
Serching in internet I found someone who has got this card working by getting some additional info from Windows installation, but it seems to be someway not stable.
This was the situation until last month.
Now I'm working with my new VAIO using Debian in Virtualbox on a Windows 7 system, while waiting for Nvidia Linux drivers.
after installation sound and touchpad were ok.
I've seen in dmesg that WiFi chipset has been found without problems but I did not try to configure wifi network.
And I did not use bluetooth or camera since without NVidia driver it was useless.
As I wrote in my previous post now I'm using Linux in VirtualBox in Windows 7... so I've stopped test.
Maybe in the meanwhile NVidia released drivers fro GT330M for Linux.
I have kubuntu 10.4 running on a Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E. I'm still in the process of configuring it but so far it looks all good. I haven't sound running yet though. It is still early in the process.
Originally Posted by Inquisitive Alex
Hello. I am going to by Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E or VPC-F11M1R laptop. Specification can be found here and here
Will Linux work on any of these laptops? Maybe someone already tried?
To expand a bit on the internal mic not working...I have a CS110E Vaio, that had mic problems. I posted a solution in the "Success Stories" forum here, should be able to search for it. Had to change the device type, and it all worked.