Keyboard utilities for Sony VAIO PCG-TR2


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Man-wai Chang

I forgot to back up the recovery partition for an old VAIO PCG-TR2
before trashing it. Now I lost the ability to adjust the sound volume
and monitor brightness via hot-keys.

Any help to find relevant (keyboard?) drivers would be appreciated.

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Bear Bottoms

Man-wai Chang said:
I forgot to back up the recovery partition for an old VAIO PCG-TR2
before trashing it. Now I lost the ability to adjust the sound volume
and monitor brightness via hot-keys.

Any help to find relevant (keyboard?) drivers would be appreciated.

What operating system?
 
P

Paul

Man-wai Chang said:
I forgot to back up the recovery partition for an old VAIO PCG-TR2
before trashing it. Now I lost the ability to adjust the sound volume
and monitor brightness via hot-keys.

Any help to find relevant (keyboard?) drivers would be appreciated.

There is not much of value here. There isn't a complete set of drivers
that I can see.

http://www.sony-asia.com/support/product/PCG-TR2

Didn't you burn recovery media ? (Usually, the laptop prompts you after
a day or two, to burn recovery discs.) I think my laptop
claimed to be making a driver CD, but I've never bothered
to look at it.

A hot key driver, probably isn't a regular driver. Some of the
software, associated with HID (human interface device) hardware,
uses a filter driver, which shims into the software stack, and
intercepts the byte stream. Something like that can be used for
hot keys. In other words, a standard Microsoft driver would already
be there for the keyboard, and an "invisible" shim, using UpperFilter/LowerFilter
would be added by some hotkey software, to gain access to the byte stream.
So it's not likely to be a regular driver as such, as it doesn't
"make the keyboard work". The keyboard works without it, except special
function keys don't do anything.

Paul
 
M

Man-wai Chang

I forgot to back up the recovery partition for an old VAIO PCG-TR2
What operating system?

WinXP


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M

Man-wai Chang

There is not much of value here. There isn't a complete set of drivers

I could find the drivers for PCG-TR2A:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=PCGTR2AP&LOC=3#/downloadTab

... but the hotkey utility was not there. The hotkey utility was NOT
considered a driver by Sony.
would be added by some hotkey software, to gain access to the byte stream.
So it's not likely to be a regular driver as such, as it doesn't
"make the keyboard work". The keyboard works without it, except special
function keys don't do anything.

Thanks.

After over 2 hours of searching, I found a mainland China website called
Driver Sky, and located the 5 applications in the following link:

http://bbs.drvsky.com/simple/?t130.html

Scroll down (or use Find) to "ã€é€‚åˆPCG-TR系列】".

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Paul

Man-wai Chang said:
Thanks.

After over 2 hours of searching, I found a mainland China website called
Driver Sky, and located the 5 applications in the following link:

http://bbs.drvsky.com/simple/?t130.html

Scroll down (or use Find) to "ã€é€‚åˆPCG-TR系列】".

I'm glad you can read it :) I can't figure out what you're supposed
to click, to begin a download on this page. Not much different
than the other driver sites, where you can't figure it out either.
Just a slight language barrier for me.

http://www.drvsky.com/sony/HotKey_Utility_3.3.0.10080.htm

Paul
 
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Man-wai Chang

I'm glad you can read it :) I can't figure out what you're supposed
to click, to begin a download on this page. Not much different
than the other driver sites, where you can't figure it out either.
Just a slight language barrier for me.
http://www.drvsky.com/sony/HotKey_Utility_3.3.0.10080.htm

Challenge: Find the same utility from Sony's websites!!

It seems that Sony moved all files of out-dated VAIO models to a secret
place. :)

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Jon Danniken

Man-wai Chang said:
Challenge: Find the same utility from Sony's websites!!

It seems that Sony moved all files of out-dated VAIO models to a
secret place. :)

Try finding AMD support for five year old chips. You'll find tens of
thousands of links scattered across the net "to" AMD support, but all of
them end up dead-ending at an all but useless AMD support portal that does
nothing but redirect to itself. Bastards.

Jon
 
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Franc Zabkar

Challenge: Find the same utility from Sony's websites!!

It seems that Sony moved all files of out-dated VAIO models to a secret
place. :)

Is this it?
ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/VAIO/HOTKEY/

- Franc Zabkar
 
M

Man-wai Chang

Is this it?
ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/VAIO/HOTKEY/

Thanks!! I failed to find Sony's ftp server... :)

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M

Man-wai Chang

Try finding AMD support for five year old chips. You'll find tens of
thousands of links scattered across the net "to" AMD support, but all of
them end up dead-ending at an all but useless AMD support portal that does
nothing but redirect to itself. Bastards.

My VAIO PCG-TR and VGN-G notebooks are using Intel stuff...


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Man-wai Chang

Is this it?
ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/VAIO/HOTKEY/

- Franc Zabkar

Ha ha ha .... It's Sony Europe's ftp server!!!!

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