SR Fn+F5/F6 brightness in Windows 7

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  1. acdbx

    acdbx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi, I just tried out the Windows 7 beta on my SR 220J/B and everything seems to work great except for the Fn+F5/F6 brightness controls.

    Win7 seemed to work well out of the box, and I've installed the Alps and Synaptics drivers, along with the Upek fingerprint software (btw, I can't log in to Windows using my fingerprint, even though the log-in screen has the fingerprint icon...). I also installed "Vaio Event Service 2 (4.2.1.12090) -- All OS" from the Drivers & Software post, and the volume/mute Fn key controls work, but not the brightness.

    How can I get Fn+F5/F6 to work? Thanks!
     
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    acdbx Notebook Enthusiast

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    bump
    any ideas? thanks!
     
  3. mcunha71

    mcunha71 Notebook Geek

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    Same problem, SZ340.
    Everything works fine, but brightness.
    This is strange: before a fresh install, I made a upgrade install and the brightness worked fine (just need to turn off the UAC). Now, after a fresh install, brightness control is dead (even with UAC off).

    Any ideas?
    Regards.
     
  4. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    I just spent hours to get the fn keys working in my FZ with Windows 7 64 bit.
    Install the required driver & utilities for this functionality in the following order.

    1. SFEP (Sony firmware extension parser) driver
    2. Sony shared library
    3. Setting utility series
    4. Vaio Event service
    But I cannot get the special button S to work in my FZ with 64bit Windows 7.
     
  5. ajg23

    ajg23 Newbie

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    The bad news is that I didn't get the brightness keys to work on my Sony VAIO SR series with Windows 7.

    The good news is that I didn't have to and the following way saves a lot of memory!
    1) Don't install the shared libraries, notebook utilities, etc (they don't want to install anyway b/c they are supposed to be for Vista)
    2) This saves a lot of memory!
    3) The volume hotkeys already work although there is no on-screen feedback
    4) For screen brightness, install this: http://www.filebuzz.com/fileinfo/53969/Desktop_Lighter.html [you will have CTRL + < and CTRL + > for brightness control!]

    Hope that helps,
    Aaron
     
  6. ajg23

    ajg23 Newbie

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    Oops, CORRECTION:

    Unfortunately, the program I suggested to use to control screen brightness only seems to control brightness via the color palette, NOT via actual screen brightness. So I do NOT recommend using that! You can pin a shortcut to the "Power" control panel on the taskbar so you have easy access to the Win 7 brightness settings, however
     
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  7. NHT

    NHT Notebook Evangelist

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    Try to install Battery Checker (ISB)
     
  8. canine_ecologist

    canine_ecologist Newbie

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    I get the same issue on my VGN-Z27GN. the brightness control worked at first but now it's stuck at middle brightness and can't be changed.

    I have a feeling it has something to do with the speed/Stamina switch on the laptop. Possibly windows 7 can't support it yet? because it happened after I switched from speed t stamina for the first time since I installed windows 7 and then restarted.

    I'm going to keep looking for a solution.. I'll post it here if I find it
     
  9. mcunha71

    mcunha71 Notebook Geek

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    I think this is related with driver.
    My stamina/speed switch works fine. My brightness control works in stamina (Intel) but not in speed (nvidia). With nvidia is stuck in full bightness. (SZ340)

    Regards.
     
  10. ductrung3993

    ductrung3993 Notebook Consultant

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    Mine with Vista doenst work too :(
     
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