This is my Linux experience on a VAIO PCG-505SN. I made here a compilation of all the information that was useful to make my system working. There are a lot of links to the sites where I found the original information. Very often I had to adapt things.


Vaio PCG-N505SN

Hardware Parts


I installed RedHat 6.2 using the CDROM.

What works?



System Installation


To boot from the CDROM enter the following line at the boot prompt :

linux ide2=0x180,0x386

System Configuration

TODO: CDROM, PCMCIA, apmd configuration scripts


I used the alsa-driver witch has support for the Yamaha YMF744.

You can look at the http://www.alsa-project.org./~valentyn for the last update of the Alsa-sound-mini-HOWTO.

XMMS is working with the xmms-crossfade output plugin.

Alsa-Driver Installation steps

xmms-crossfade Installation steps


USB Setup

kernel have to be recompiled after appling USB patches.
Here is what I did for the moment.

[TODO]: Finish the init.d scripts and documentation. Make an rpm.