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I just got a centrino laptop and I heard a while back in march there there were linux drivers that were being made for the integrated wireless. I Just wanted to know if they have already been released or if anyone has figured out a way to get the wireless to work. I got a Thinkpad T40. I've still been using windows because I use the wireless feature a lot.
According to Intel's Techsupport, they currently don't have any linux drivers and they currently have no plans to produce any linux drivers for the centrino wireless card.
here is the direct quote from intel
Please note that Linux will run on any IA based PC. Intel(R) Centrino(TM) Mobile Technology-based systems include integrated 802.11b wireless LAN capability, requiring particular drivers, which currently do not run on Linux. Intel has no plans at this time to write Linux drivers for the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN MiniPCI Adapters.
ok....back to running vmware on windows....if you are currently dual booting...how do you get vmware to work with the linux partition thats already installed? everything boots up ok but then it doesn't start X. just goes straight to the console log in.
I don't. I don't have linux installed on my computer yet, since I haven't bought it. This is my grandparents' computer (which I won't put linux on since they will get lost). I have no experience with VMware, but I know that my father has a copy. Wouldn't it be possible to VMware from windows to the other side of the partition (the linux I would be regularly using)?
I'd just like to say that Intel IS going to release Linux drivers for the Centrino products, but who know when. I read this in a CNET or some other news article. It said exactly that...Intel plans on releasing Linux drivers for it's Centrino technology, but they haven't stated when this will happen. I'll see if I can find the link again and post it here. In the meantime you can check:
ok....hopefully intel will release drivers soon. i believe they said they were going to release it back in march. also, in Vmware....can you bridge to a wireless adapter? I was hearing from someone in IRC that you cant. Can anyone confirm this?
Yes you can bridge to a wireless adapter. In fact this works just fine. The problem is when you try to use Virtual PC's Virtual Switch with a wireless adapter (really doesn't like this one, brings whole connection down :-( )