Archive for the ‘sony’ Category

Sony KDE P42 XS1 software update 05TV232

July 12, 2016

I found this on an old hard disk, it is the firmware update which applies to a limited range of serial numbers of this old Gas Plasma TV. See for the details.

You should be able to download the disk image from

Unzip, and write the file to a 128k Memorystick. The digitalspy forum post talks about creating folders etc, but if you use the disk image file then the folders/files will all be sorted in one operation.

I had one of these TVs a while ago, and it was a good TV. I sold it because I needed multiple HDMI inputs, and using one HDMI to YUV converter turned in to too much fuss.


Updated Ubuntu Linux on your Sony notebook, and lost the display?

July 4, 2011

If your Sony notebook has Nvidia graphics, you probably need this solution here. It worked for my VPCS11C5E with its GeForce 310M GPU, running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
Now if anyone can make the HDMI output work with Ubuntu, I’d be grateful to know how you did it.

Update 29/6/2012:
I re-read the post I linked to earlier, and followed the author’s suggestion about commenting out the Option lines when the driver has been updated.
Well, the driver has been updated several times since I last looked at this issue. Also I have updated the version of Ubuntu to 11.10.
I now find the HDMI and VGA outputs work, and that the connected display is detected correctly with the NVidia X Server Settings application.

The VGA side seems to be limited in what resolutions it will do though. I’ll crack that later.