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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    After 3 ubuntu versions (from Lucid to Natty) and 1 year of fighting with my wireless card (yes, I don't give up) I finally got my wifi working as it should. All I did is followed these steps:
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    one question Phis
    how is your wireless card working under 10.10?
    same problems as before?
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    actually i followed all the steps we posted before in this thread
    i could make ubuntu 10.04 work without the nomodeset option, and it started to use the nvidia driver instead of noveau one
    but i...
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    i can't make my video card work on 10.10 either. Tried all the same stuff that i did to make it work under 10.04, but without success. Wondering about regressing back to 10.04 now...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    hey DS which wifi card you bought? and where you bought it from? really wanting to do the same with my laptop. never worked with laptop before (just cleaning), but now it is a good time to learn xD
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Phis, we already tried this. if you look closer at the first post, this is the same package that Dark_Stang played with. i've tried it with kernel 2.6.34 and the compat-wireless for it, and also for...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    well i don't remember experiencing the ctrl + alt + f1 bug
    as soon as my vacations starts, in a few days, I'll try again to install ubuntu in my laptop, and report any issues/dificulties here
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    fuligin, maybe this is happening because you did everything with the nomodeset option.
    When i installed my ubuntu the first time and managed to make my video work, I did a few steps that maybe made...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    well, the best way to try if your wi-fi is ok is to ping your router
    when i try to ping my router i get 40% packet loss
    try to ping google.com as well
    see how many % you get when doing this
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Mblackwell, neither am i. I've tried to compile kernel 2.6.34 on ubuntu lucid 32 bits. It didn't solve the problem for me.

    fuligin, this is happening because the cp command at the shell script...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Good to know that everybody is making progress. Now we're going to be stuck at the same problem. Hope that someone finds what to do or where i got it wrong :p
    I am using ubuntu inside win7 via...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Yes that's one of the things i've tried. I tried the compat-wireless by downloading its .tar.gz and also by apt-getting the backports module, both unsuccessful.

    Dark_Stang, I think it's because...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    jjchm, any good news from your side? I've tried basically anything and my wireless still the same. Couple of things left to try. Have you managed to make it work?
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Dark_Stang, yes I am running a 64 bit version. I've just tried again and again got a kernel panic. Also tried to use your kernel config file, but ended up in the same kernel panic problem.
    Is your...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    I looked at the links you posted and saw that another person had problems with 2.6.34. Maybe you really did the fix =)
    I tried to use the kernel packages you provided, but all that I could get after...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    I've installed my ubuntu from live cd.
    To do so after selecting your language when booting from live cd press F6 and check the "nomodeset" option, and your video card will work.
    After installing it...
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    Re: HowTo: Sony VPCCW21FX

    Hi, first thanks for the post, surely did help a lot of people, but it didn't work for me. I buyed one VPCCW21FX laptop and would like to use it with ubuntu lucid. Got the same problems, and found...
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