Sony Vaio

Justin Sherrill justin at
Mon May 2 12:04:53 PDT 2016

I think the Vaio line covered a lot of different hardware, so it's
hard to tell.  I had a Vaio some years ago from... 2006?) that I was
able to install DragonFly on, but it wasn't easy.  That's long enough
ago I can't easily say what I had to do, but since the older units
tended to have Sony-specific hardware (MemoryStick, for instance), it
was difficult.

Xorg -configure should be depositing a xorg.conf.sample file in root's
home dir if it's running; you can look at it and see if it's
configuring something crazy like not picking a default video card, or
similar.  It may be possible to figure out working settings by making
small changes to that resulting config file and seeing what works.  My
hunch is that it is some small default setting that just needs to

If it doesn't create a config file, try running without one - I've had
that inexplicably work for me, where -configure got an error, but
running from nothing and having xorg guess instead of test worked

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 5:43 AM, Daniel Patón Domínguez
<d.paton.d at> wrote:
> Dear forumites:
> Hello list. I am new in DragonFly. Previously I had used FreeBSD and Linux but I want to try this BSD. At the moment I had tested DF in a laptop HP 250 with excellent results. All work !. However in a Sony Vaio when I try Xorg -configure the screen turn to white changing the frequency but without any result for minutes. I had installed all the drivers. The graphic card works perfectly with FreeBSD, NetBSD and Linux. Before turn to other OS I want to try the resource of the community.
> Any suggestions?
> Regards
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