Very bad status of hardware (especially wifi) support in ubuntu, due to the too many accumulated regressions

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at di.unipi.it
Mon Nov 10 21:50:22 GMT 2008


> Regarding -i810, indeed there are a few remaining corner cases where
> there are issues (mostly with old 8xx-era chips that Intel provides only
> limited support for), and I've discussed a lot of these with Intel.  But
> I can't really speak on your issue without knowing the specifics of your
> case.  LP#?
> 
> Bryce

You should know them very well :) In fact you were "assigned" to the
case  some point in time between winter and spring, or at least these
were the words of somebody on the ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list.
Various problems (my laptop broke twice for example, and now I don't
have a monitor at all as I am abroad for a month) delayed the solution
of the bug which is now active and waiting for me to find an external
monitor for me (here in UK they are lots picky with their stuff).
However I see vga out problems consistently on intel cards. On an older
laptop with centrino I can enable vga out but then I can't get back... I
have to reboot the system to get the LCD on again). On many new sony
vaio laptops at my department in Pisa, they have the problem that the
screen output does not come out (I will check this in detail when back
in Pisa and add those models to my bug report). The lp bug is here:

https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/137234

and the upstream discussion you can follow from the link.

Thanks in any case, since you helped a lot here.

Vincenzo




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