Hi I have a Sony Laptop with Sandy Bridge chipset. I installed the new version of Ubuntu 11.10 because of I read that this release should have support for this chipset. In fact, almost all devices of my laptop are working fine, but the wireless card can not be enable. I found several links to older versions, but I guess all of them were design to work with kernels 2.X.X so I did not tried them. Is there any way to repair this at this time ?
*-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 90:00:4e:c7:44:15 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:16 memory:d2500000-d250ffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Atheros Communications physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: c0 serial: 78:84:3c:96:cd:a0 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=220.127.116.11-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.67 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:43 memory:d1400000-d143ffff ioport:2000(size=128) ana@freud:~$ rfkill list 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: sony-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 4: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no