Installing Ubuntu’s latest LTS on this portable machine was very easy… nearly every device was identified properly…

PCG-TR5

the only major issue was sound… i had to disable the external amplifier to get audio on the speakers… this was done by installing gnome-alsamixer… simply running it then untick the enable external amplifier option gave sound… next is the webcam…

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 054c:0107 Sony Corp. VCC-U01 Visual Communication Camera

apparently after searching… nobody has successfully setup this particular webcam…. oh well.. will have to do without it…

Then comes the decoration… i enabled extra visual effects… installed the compiz manager… add the number of desktops to 4… enabled the Desktop and Rotate Cube plugins… and we now have a wicked desktop… 😀

i used Avio-GDM as the gdm theme… GNOME HD wallpaper… and… last but not least BuuF-Deuce-iconsets