Hardware compatability across different distros
My problem lies in different hardware compatability with different distro's.
I am still fairly new to Linux so when I was loading it on my laptop I ended up going with Red Hat 9.0 since it was the only one that successfully installed all my hardware, specifically a PCMCIA network card. Slackware and Debian would both hang somewhere during the boot process after installing. I think I know a little more about Linux to try to get those to work now, but wanted some advice.
Specifically how would I find out what are the modules/drivers running on RH 9.0 relating to the card so that I could use that knowledge for installing Slackware (the distro I would prefer to run, RedHat seems to have different paths to everything when I am reading howto's, etc.) Also, should I disable the initial sensing/configuration of the card when in the installer, so I could hopefully boot afterwards and do it myself?