Installing Slackware Linux 13.1 on Sony Vaio VGN-C140G

Last updated: 28 August 2010
Note: No Longer Maintained, Laptop Given Away.


This is my laptop, facing open.  The built-in Memory Stick Pro reader is on the right bottom.

My laptop, closed

This is my laptop, lid closed.

My various Memory
        Stick hardware

My various Memory Stick related hardware.  From left to right: ExpressCard 5-in-1 reader, Memory Stick Duo Adapter, and 4 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo card.

General Hardware Specifications of Sony Vaio VGN-C140G:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz (each)
13.3" XWGA LCD with XBRITE-ECO Works
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Works Does not like VESA modes.  Do not know how to switch between external and internal monitor in Linux without restarting computer.
2GB PC4200 RAM Works
250 GB Western Digital Scorpio 5400 rpm SATA
Works Not original equipment: an upgrade.
Built-in Memory Stick reader
Compatible with Sony Memory Sticks up to 4 GB in size.
Marvel Fast Ethernet 10/100 Works
Internal 56k Modem Doesn't Work I don't care.  Removed it.
CD+/-RW, DVD+/-RW / DL drive
Intel 3945 series Wireless Card Works
Lithium-Ion Battery (not sure total capacity)
Works I get about 2.5 hours life on it in Linux so far.
 Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
 Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

Keyboard Media Keys

Sony VGA-MCA20 5-in-1 Memory Card Adapter
Reads xD, SD, MMC, and Memory Stick Pro up to 4 GB in size, and Memory Stick Pro Duo (with adapter).  Not compatible with SD HC or any cards larger than 4 GB in size.

This laptop is operating under Kernel version

Basic Installation of Slackware 13.1 Linux:

Setting up additional features for Slackware Linux:

Unresolved issues:

Configuration Files:

Detailed Specifications:

Contact Information: