Hello Raphael,

Thanks for sharing your solution (I'll try it this evening).
I have a question, do you have brightness applet working ? I'm also using
Karmic on my Z 21 (the one with wwan and the fingerprintreader)

Best regards,
--
Wayde.


On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:09 AM, Raphael Gradenwitz <
raph...@gradenwitz.ath.cx> wrote:

> Hello Vaio-Z-List members,
>
> during the last months i have been using Karmic (since its first
> bleeding-edge alpha) and much have been changed since Jaunty.
> One important thing is the more 'pure' usage of Upstart as process
> management deamon (replacing more and more the /sbin/init scripts).
> I just now have installed the last sony-laptop module (0.9np1) as
> published by Norbert Preining [1] on a VGN-Z21MN_B (the one without wwan
> and fingerprintreader and 1366x768 graphics).
> I saw that there are different outputs from lspci on different models,
> so I had to change the init-scripts a little bit for autodiscovery. [2]
> Finally i wrote a script called:
>
>        /etc/X11/switch-x-to {intel|nvidia|load-nvidia-settings} [3]
>
> that must be invoked with one of the three arguments between the "{ }".
>
> the first two arguments are self explanatory, the last one I use to load
> my nVidia Settings as I manage them in the settings-Manager from nVidia:
>
>        sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
>
> that makes a complicated xorg.conf file unnecessary but one have first
> to run the nvidia-settings manager and setup a rc-file, save the
> settings you want to restore on reboot and enter the path to that
> rc-file in the top of the 'switch-x-to'-script.
>
> Now I invoke this scripts with the Upstart mechanism with the
> file /etc/init/gdm.conf. in the 'script'-part of that file, in the
> beginning, directly after
>
> respawn
>
> and before
>
> script
>
> I have added this 'pre-start'-section:
>
> pre-start script
>    gc=nvidia; lspci|grep -qs nVidia || gc=intel
>    /etc/X11/switch-x-to $gc
> end script
>
> and after the end of the 'script'-part, just after
>
> end script
>
> I have added this 'post-start'-section:
>
> post-start script
>    [ x$gc = xnvidia ] && /etc/X11/switch-x-to load-nvidia-settings
> end script
>
> at the end of the file.
>
> Maybe some of you like my approach to solve this.
>
> [1] = kernel-module
> [2] = wiki-page explaining everything for newbies
> [3] = switch-x-to script
>
> [1]
>
> http://www.logic.at/people/preining/software/sony-laptop-zseries-0.9np1.tar.gz
> [2] http://global-social.net/tiki-view_blog.php?blogId=3
> [3] http://global-social.net/files/switch-x-to
>
> Regards,
>
> Raphael
>
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