Sony TR2MP on Kubuntu Dapper Drake
Install 915resolution, and run 915resolution -l. Pick an unused mode (I use 5c), and edit /etc/default/915resolution. Set MODE=5c, XRES=1280, YRES=768 and then run sudo /etc/init.d/915resolution start and restart X. For me, at least, the changes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf seemed to be made automatically (presumably by 915res). NB. Although leaving MODE=auto is allowed, at least according to the 915resolution config file, this didn't work for me - I had to set MODE=5c explicitly.
Wireless LAN and WPA
Simply install (with apt-get): wpasupplicant, network-manager, network-manager-kde and knetwork-manager. Then run knetwork-manager and use its configuration tool.
Disable (in kmixer) the external amplifier switch to enable sound.
Volume and Brightness Fn Keys
- Ignore the fact that System Settings -> Laptop -> Sony screen is greyed out. I couldn't get this to work, but it didn't create any issues for me.
- Brightness controls worked out of the box.
- To setup volume controls (and get pretty up/down notifications), edit (or create) /etc/X11/Xmodmap and add:
keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume keycode 223 = XF86Standby
- Then run xmodmap /etc/X11/Xmodmap to activate config
- To add more commands to this file, you can run xev, and check what keycode is logged to stdout when keys are pressed. Full list of mappings is in /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB - some example mappings are:
XF86AudioMedia XF86AudioPrev XF86AudioNext XF86AudioMute XF86Calculator XF86AudioPause XF86AudioStop XF86AudioLowerVolume XF86AudioRaiseVolume XF86Standby
- To ensure xmodmap is run on KDE restart, create /etc/X11/Xsession.d/60xmodmap and add:
#!/bin/sh if [ -f /etc/X11/Xmodmap ] then /usr/bin/xmodmap /etc/X11/Xmodmap fi
- Install samba
- Edit /etc/samba/smb.conf
- Install vlc
sudo apt-get install libakode-mpeg2 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libxine-extracodecs ffmpeg lame faad sox mjpegtools libxine-main1