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[ale] No Wireless on Slackware [was No Wireless on SuSE] - SOLVED
Slackware 11 (out since last fall) includes a 2.6 kernel, though the
default still is a 2.4 kernel.
On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 09:10:18AM -0700, Shorter Rankin wrote:
> Thank you Christopher Fowler and Dan Lambert
> for help on this. My father was born in Atlanta,
> parents taught me better manners so I apologize
> for the long time getting back to y'all....
> The T30 had a flakey DVD drive (I actually
> installed Slackware using disk sets). So I bought
> a new DVD drive. The solution was to install
> Open SuSE 10.2 and then my Classic Orinoco
> 16 bit Gold Card was recognized and I connect
> at public libraries & Internet cafes.
> I'm much more a Slackware person but will
> have to wait until they ship a 2.6x kernel
> as the default. It was just too difficult
> to resolve hotplug, udev, cardmgr - deprecated
> in the 2.6x kernel, without breaking something
> when I ran the default 220.127.116.11 kernel...
> About Ubuntu, Kbuntu, Xbantu: I certainly
> applaud them for their achievements. Lots
> of buzz about these distros. Seems they
> are all about bringing Windows users into
> the Linux fold. And I had Ubutu Breezy Badger
> on a ThinkPad 600E for awhile. There were
> some things I liked about it. Bottom line
> I'm much more attracted to Slackware - or
> Vector Linux (on old hardware). Sorry,
> that's just my personal preference.
> Again, thanks y'all for help on this.
> Shorter Rankin
> --original message --
> Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 16:24:12 -0400
> From: Christopher Fowler <cfowler at outpostsentinel.com>
> Subject: Re: [ale] No Wireless on SuSE
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
> <1175545452.12691.128.camel at shuttle.linxdev.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain
> On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 11:15 -0700, Shorter Rankin wrote:
> > What is the best distro which has a 2.6x kernel
> > plus support for an Orinoco 16 bit 802.11b Classic
> > gold card? I am currently running Slackware 11.0
> > on a ThinkPad T30. When I boot the default
> > 18.104.22.168 kernel my wireless card is recognized
> > so I can connect at the public library. But when
> > I boot the 22.214.171.124 kernel from /testing my
> > wireless card is recongized but I cannot connect.
> I use this card on my laptop running Xubuntu. Works great!
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