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Author Topic: Sony Vaio PCG-3A8N  (Read 4309 times)
agusplastra
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« on: September 18, 2012, 07:00:41 am »

Hello!,

I have installed VL on a sony Vaio PCG-3A8N, The webcam and wireless card are not working. Is there some way to fix it?
Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 04:04:31 pm »

post the output of lspci and lsmod
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agusplastra
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 04:40:14 am »

Here they are,

root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
09:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
09:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
09:03.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)

root:# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   51559  3
i915                  296914  2
drm_kms_helper         18228  1 i915
drm                   128651  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            3718  1 i915
msi_laptop              4667  0
snd_seq_dummy           1035  0
snd_seq_oss            21907  0
snd_seq_midi_event      3924  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                36499  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          3853  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            28741  0
snd_mixer_oss          10545  2 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_lib           2558  0
acpi_cpufreq            4677  1
freq_table              1763  1 acpi_cpufreq
mperf                    937  1 acpi_cpufreq
snd_hda_codec_idt      38501  1
snd_hda_intel          16321  5
snd_hda_codec          51458  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
pcmcia                 25660  0
snd_hwdep               4128  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                48666  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
uvcvideo               48352  0
yenta_socket           16235  0
intel_agp               8014  1 i915
snd_timer              12858  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
pcmcia_rsrc             7353  1 yenta_socket
videodev               55338  1 uvcvideo
sony_laptop            24475  0
intel_gtt               9727  3 i915,intel_agp
pcmcia_core             8753  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
snd                    36298  19 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
video                   9731  1 i915
processor              21842  3 acpi_cpufreq
tifm_7xx1               3335  0
i2c_i801                6330  0
thermal                 6450  0
agpgart                19211  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
tifm_core               3521  1 tifm_7xx1
soundcore               3736  2 snd
thermal_sys             9985  3 video,processor,thermal
joydev                  7017  0
sky2                   34359  0
sg                     18020  0
rtc_cmos                6673  0
i2c_core               13898  6 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,videodev,i2c_i801
snd_page_alloc          5143  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
rfkill                 10898  2 msi_laptop,sony_laptop
evdev                   6626  13
hwmon                   1093  1 thermal_sys
battery                 8607  0
ac                      2477  0
button                  3510  1 i915

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 08:17:46 am »

Probably need

Code:
lsusb -knn

maybe also for the camera. I did not see a wireless interface in lspci though I may have missed it.

Just some commands I use for trouble shooting my hardware in the thread below.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=16796.0
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 07:24:59 am »

Thank you so much!. This is the only output that I could get. The others commands doesnt seem to work.

root:# echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n
uname:
Linux vector.Linux.net 3.0.8 #1 SMP Sun Oct 30 17:20:23 MDT 2011 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7250  @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
09:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
09:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
09:03.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:183b Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC8 [R5U870]
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 054c:01bb Sony Corp. FeliCa S320 [PaSoRi]
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 045e:008c Microsoft Corp. Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   51559  3
i915                  296914  2
drm_kms_helper         18228  1 i915
drm                   128651  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            3718  1 i915
msi_laptop              4667  0
snd_seq_dummy           1035  0
snd_seq_oss            21907  0
snd_seq_midi_event      3924  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                36499  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          3853  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            28741  0
snd_mixer_oss          10545  2 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_lib           2558  0
acpi_cpufreq            4677  1
freq_table              1763  1 acpi_cpufreq
mperf                    937  1 acpi_cpufreq
snd_hda_codec_idt      38501  1
snd_hda_intel          16321  5
snd_hda_codec          51458  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
pcmcia                 25660  0
snd_hwdep               4128  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                48666  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
uvcvideo               48352  0
yenta_socket           16235  0
intel_agp               8014  1 i915
snd_timer              12858  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
pcmcia_rsrc             7353  1 yenta_socket
videodev               55338  1 uvcvideo
sony_laptop            24475  0
intel_gtt               9727  3 i915,intel_agp
snd                    36298  19 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
pcmcia_core             8753  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
video                   9731  1 i915
processor              21842  3 acpi_cpufreq
tifm_7xx1               3335  0
i2c_i801                6330  0
thermal                 6450  0
agpgart                19211  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
tifm_core               3521  1 tifm_7xx1
soundcore               3736  2 snd
thermal_sys             9985  3 video,processor,thermal
joydev                  7017  0
sky2                   34359  0
sg                     18020  0
rtc_cmos                6673  0
i2c_core               13898  6 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,videodev,i2c_i801
snd_page_alloc          5143  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
rfkill                 10898  2 msi_laptop,sony_laptop
evdev                   6626  13
hwmon                   1093  1 thermal_sys
battery                 8607  0
ac                      2477  0
button                  3510  1 i915
ifconfig:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1A:80:A2:B9:6E 
          inet addr:192.168.11.8  Bcast:192.168.11.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:678 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:767 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:319748 (312.2 Kb)  TX bytes:121544 (118.6 Kb)
          Interrupt:16

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

ifconfig -a:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1A:80:A2:B9:6E 
          inet addr:192.168.11.8  Bcast:192.168.11.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:678 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:767 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:319748 (312.2 Kb)  TX bytes:121544 (118.6 Kb)
          Interrupt:16

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

iwconfig:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

resolv.conf:
# Generated by dhcpcd from eth0
# /etc/resolv.conf.head can replace this line
nameserver 192.168.11.1
# /etc/resolv.conf.tail can replace this line
route:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
0.0.0.0         192.168.11.1    0.0.0.0         UG    202    0        0 eth0
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
192.168.11.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     202    0        0 eth0
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 09:27:14 am »

Code:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:183b Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC8 [R5U870]

Well, found the camera. I am starting to wonder if the wireless card is turned on in bios though because I still don't see it.

Code:
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 16)

is the only thing I see and that is for cable eth0 which shows up in ifconfig report. On the Off chance that

Code:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 054c:01bb Sony Corp. FeliCa S320 [PaSoRi]

was the wireless. I googled that but it is just the internal card reader on side of laptop.

So my question is I guess. Is wireless enabled in bios? Because from googling a little. Other sony laptops use the
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and I don't see anything like that in your readouts.

Edit:
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The others commands doesnt seem to work.

That is because I installed lshw and hwinfo to get those commands to work.  I mention them in my posts there.

For the camera. What happens when in terminal you do

Code:
lsmod | grep uvcvideo
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 04:46:50 am »

Thanks for your help.

Here is the output of the video

root:# lsmod | grep uvcvideo
uvcvideo               48352  0
videodev               55338  1 uvcvideo

I have checked the setup of the computer but there is no option for the wireless nor network settings there.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 08:58:07 am »

OK, for the sake of experiment. I plugged in a Logitech Laptop clipon webcam to my Desktop. Here is what I got after that.

Code:
$ lsmod | grep uvcvideo
uvcvideo               48352  0
videodev               55338  1 uvcvideo

So my next step in this experiment was to open Gslapt and hit the update button first. Let it update. Then install
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cheese

had my nerves tested because installing cheese for me upgraded gstreamer and all gst packages also .
The reason my nerves were tested was because I run pianobar and Pithos which the package maintainer here made for me and was told not to upgrade gstreamer or gst before installing Pithos.

Whew.  Grin Pithos and pianobar still work after upgrading gstreamer and gst. Survived a reboot also.
I opened cheese first by just opening terminal and typing in

Code:
cheese

Cheese GUI opened. Found my webcam. I saw my ugly mug on the screen.

AS far as your wireless goes. All I can say is that I don't see it in any of your readouts so I am lost in the woods on that one since you say bios does not have a enable/disable wireless function. Maybe a laptop wireless key is killing it though I know diddley squat about running  a Sony Viao  Laptop. Never owned one.

So to me. According to uvcvideo. Your internal webcam should be working.

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 12:09:37 am »

I have installed Cheese but the webcam doesn't work. There is not any special key for switching on wireless access.
Does anybody have VL in a Sony laptop?

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 06:15:53 am »

Nobody?
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 09:39:10 pm »

I cannot find Sony Vaio PCG-3A8N in the Sony Official website...can you double confirm the laptop model...

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=24#
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 04:51:11 pm »

Thanks. It is VGN-FZ92HS.
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 08:54:49 pm »

I checked the website as well. I do not see the
make or model numbers available.

As far as wireless. I do not see it being listed
under lspci which is where it would be expected.

So either the wireless card is not on or working.

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 11:36:59 pm »

this is the best i can find but still cannot find the wireless chipset... Sad

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsony%2Bvaio%2BVGN-FZ92HS%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1600%26bih%3D765%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.com.my&sl=ja&u=http://www.vaio.sony.co.jp/Biz/Products/FZ3/&usg=ALkJrhh5m4BpyUXUKsl2goLb9SHB4nmzJw

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsony%2Bvaio%2BVGN-FZ92HS%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1600%26bih%3D765%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.com.my&sl=ja&u=http://www.vaio.sony.co.jp/Biz/Products/FZ3/spec_vom1.html&usg=ALkJrhjs71dmmXYyhovUue9Z0xHxtxL02A
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 03:17:40 am »

Brainstorm: I did some work on a netbook with a NIC that was either wired or wireless. One or the other, toggled by a key combination involving the Fn key. Confused the heck out of the users, they kept losing the wireless. I ended up creating a wallpaper with instructions and pictures to show them how to turn it on. Could this be one of those oddball devices with bipolar disorder?
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