Hardware issues with Debian on Sony Vaio VGN-FS980
I used to have a dual boot desktop with slackware and WinXP on it, but now I've had a Sony VGN-FS980 for a while, so I decided to take it for a spin on Linux.
I tried Ubuntu (Intrepid Ibex) first, and it ran quite well, even detected the wifi card. I didn't like Ubuntu, though, and decided to go one more step before dropping again on Slackware (it always gets things working... impressive). So I found that goodbye-microsoft.com site, and installation went on beautifully, but not all hardware is working:
-> Wi-Fi card shows up on lspci, but I couldn't find the application to connect to my network.
-> Sound card doesn't work and doesn't show on lspci.
-> I'm not sure the Intel GMA950 3D capabilities are working.
These problems seem to be related to either my lack of proximity to Debian, or to proprietary drivers (firmware?) I believe wouldn't be installed with Debian.
Thanks for reading!