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Sony VAIO VGN-SZ23GP

The same model used in the latest 007 movie (when Bond is writing his resignation letter).

It's been quite complicated to put it together, living up to Sony's reputation to be horridly difficult to setup Linux on. Here are some notes collected so far.

Contents

Graphics Card

The machine has two video cards, an Intel GMA 950 and a nVidia.

Intel GMA 950

See this HowTo.

NVIDIA

See this guide.

Processor

See this guide.

Disks

Another thing you should note is that the bus to the HD is a SATA one, although it shows as a SCSI disk. The bus to the CD-ROM is EIDE and the CD-ROM shows up as /dev/hda (no numbers).

Make sure to build support for the SATA driver into the kernel, otherwise any newly-built kernels will fail to load with a nasty kernel panic. On the kernel config:

Device Driver -> Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (experimental) -> ATA device support -> Intel PIIX/ICH SATA support

Network

Ethernet

See this guide.

WLAN

Intel PRO Wireless.

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