[Jaunty] Sony Vaio NR140E

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 17 02:18:16 UTC 2009

On 06/16/2009 04:06 PM, Fred Roller wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 15:51 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> 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.
> You made the right choice.  It has been my experience that when
> converting folks with Ubuntu it is best to get them on the Long Term
> Support (LTS) releases.  Though Jaunty and others offer the latest and
> greatest wiz-bang stuff it is, at the end of the day, just a step toward
> the next LTS release.  As for your relative, make sure he is pointed in
> this direction and we can help with the remote support. ;)

Sorry, I was wrong.. atheros wifi doesn't work at all on hardy (yet)
w/-24 kernel even though the proprietary drivers are loaded on start,
but video (compiz w/all bells & whistles) does. Sigh... wifi or cool
graphics, wifi or cool graphics... perhaps it's time to head over to
ndiswrapper so that I get both in hardy.

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