Installing Linux on the Sony UX180P

It never fails that soon after a new ultra-portable PC is released that some enterprising individual will immediately try and put Linux on it.  Linux is a nice OS but these gadgets usually have special hardware that require specific drivers that only exist for the Windows XP OS that the device shipped with.  One such person has installed Linux on the Sony Vaio UX180P and has blogged about the process and included some photos of the Sony running Linux.  As expected there are quite a few pieces of the Sony 180P that don’t work under Linux:

The “VAIO Button”, Fingerprint scanner, Intel WiFi card, zoom buttons, touchscreen (this might work if I look into it more..maybe later.), and finally… both the camera’s DON’T work.

Other than that it works just fine. 

(via Handtops)