Model name: Sony VAIO VPCCB15FG
Intel Core i5 2410 @ 2.30ghz
Intel HM 65 Express chipset
4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 Toshiba HD
Hybrid graphics AMD Radeon 6630M 1GB DDR3 VRAM / Intel HD 3000
Matshita DVD RW, 15.5” 1920×1080 Full HD WLED screen
ATHEROS WLAN and Ethernet
Realtek Audio, Exmor 1.3MP webcam
HDMI and VGA output. 1 USB 3.0
Install Media: Fedora 15 64bit DVD
Installation went smooth.
This is the state just after installation,
Sound: Works. Recording: Works.
External monitor via VGA and HDMI: Works in both extended and mirrored fashion. You can use both LCD and external monitor, or LCD ON and external OFF in either mirrored or extended fashion, by using the accelerator buttons. But i couldn’t find a way to switch off the LCD and use only the external monitor.
Accelerator Buttons: Sound+/-, mute, screen brightness+/-, Screen->External monitor, hibernate works. Touchpad On/off and Zoom buttons dont work.
Atheros WLAN: Works. ON/OFF switch: Works.
Atheros Ethernet: Not tested.
Bluetooth: *Not working*. Bluetooth settings show ‘device disabled’
USB 2.0/3.0: Works.
Card Reader: Not tested.
Touchpad: Works fine. Mouse clicks and two finger scrolling works after enabling in the GNOME3 settings.
DVD drive: To Do
Hybrid graphics: Fedora 15 includes
vgaswitchroo module and switching OFF the Radeon card manually works fine. However, when switching to the Radeon from the integrated card, GNOME3 fails to load.
To switch off the Radeon card use the command,
[root@localhost ~]# echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
It can be confirmed whether the card is switched OFF by checking the remaining battery time before and after that command. There will be a difference of ~1.5hrs.
Fedora comes with a default Radeon driver. However this seems to have a problem and sometimes during boot the system hangs at “dracut : starting plymouth deamon”. I found a dirty solution read here
As GNOME3 doesnt work with Radeon driver. No 3D support available.
Screen brightness gets reset to maximum after every restart.
For those who are interested here is the
lspci of the VPCCB15FG
[root@localhost ~]# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0116 (rev 09) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point HECI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Cougar Point LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Cougar Point 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Cougar Point SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6741 (rev ff) 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) 03:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e823 (rev 04) 03:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e232 (rev 04) 04:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04) 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1083 (rev c0)