Experiences with the Sony Vaio VGN-TX5MN Notebook and Linux

Since October 2007, I have a Sony Vaio VGN-TX5MN notebook. Since the manufacturer does not specify whether Linux works well on it, I summarize my experiences. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”. I chose this distribution because I am used to the Debian system and because Ubuntu is said to work well on notebooks.

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Hardware and Accessories

What Works Almost Flawlessly

The Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) installation did not make any problems.

Not Yet Tested

What Makes Problems

What Does Not Work

Tips and Tricks