As many of you may know, Sony laptops don’t always play nicely with Linux due to a bunch of closed hardware. One major annoyance is the Fn keys not working out of the box, and not being able to adjust volume or brightness with them.
Doing some research, I found a solution on the Ubuntu forums here.
Reading through the posts and doing the command line work can be frustrating if you’re new to Linux and aren’t comfortable yet with the terminal - or if you’re just lazy.
I’ve put together a convienience script that will pull everything in, install a patched sony_acpi kernel module to control brightness programmatically, and enable the Fn keys.
Let me know if this helps you out!
(Ubuntu 7.04 / Feisty Users Only!)