Vaio SVT1313 (Intel i5, 2013 model)

Date: 2023/02/13 (initial publish), 2023/05/02 (last update)

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Let me keep up note on configuring and administrating my Sony Vaio SVT1313 (Intel i5) under Debian GNU/Linux. This is a second hand used PC which costed me about $100 as total after fixing its keyboard.

This is hardware specific tips.

Hardware of Sony VAIO

Pressing ASSIST button instead of POWER button starts PC with boot device and BIOS setting selection menu.

I got this machine as second hand. This PC came with a buggy UEFI which refuses to accommodate dual boot scenario with reasonable usability.

Touchpad of Sony VAIO

Touch pad only functions as left-click button. I verified it by opening its touch pad to see one button switch under it. So realizing left/right click needs some driver support. So far under Wayland, I didn’t see any easy solution. Interesting references are:

I initially used following (now deprecated) setup.

This method yields not-so-good user experiences when I wanted to open a linked page to another browser tab page with “right-click & select”:

I then found interesting setting in GNOME Tweak.

For Mac or some Sony Vaio with single tap pad button, this allows secondary click as expected.

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