[Jaunty] Sony Vaio NR140E

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 16 22:51:26 UTC 2009

Not trying to do a Karl blog, just want to give a brief opinion on a
failed jaunty install.

Well it was interesting while it lasted... Replaced a burnt hard drive
in a Sony Vaio NR140E laptop today for a relative & decided to try
jaunty on it; to replace Vista would have cost too much & I figure it's
a good time to convert him to Ubuntu.

- wifi atheros drivers didn't work well at all (Network Manager or Wicd)
- video drivers (Intel chipset) didn't work except in basic mode
- Networking overall sucked
- cups & cups-pdf is a mess

Hardy (8.04) liveCD on the otherhand automatically installed the atheros
wireless drivers & all the necessary bit's & pieces to get the laptop
working "out-of-the-box", including desktop effects.

For the time being I'll leave him on hardy & upgrade OOo et al via PPA's
& added repos (wicd for instance). I've no time to sort out jaunty bugs
on the laptop, nor spend time doing excessive jaunty remote support once
I send the laptop back to him. It's pretty sad really... I had hoped
that jaunty would have worked properly.

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