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