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Old 03-27-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
nemo3383
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Question Dated 486 Laptop + Linux


I have a laptop that I would like to get the wireless card and plip working.
The laptop specs
66-486 DX
20 MB laptop Ram
6 gb HD
Cisco 340 Aironet PCMCIA
2x CD-Rom (phillips only has DOS drivers)
external floppy drive

I have Package A of Slackware 7 on it now.

What is my best option to upgrade/install the cisco card ??

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Old 03-29-2004, 11:53 AM   #2
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We'll I asked ;/ no responses ...
 
Old 03-29-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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well, here's a good distro for old hardware:

http://tiny.seul.org/en/

having said that, I have absolutely no idea if it plays well (or at all) with laptops.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Well I managed to bug a friend who has a laptop to desktop HD converter and I am using SlackWare 9.1. I'm installing now, but I'll give the results later on how it does with the Cisco 340 later.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 10:47 PM   #5
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Ok i got Slackware 9.1 "working" althought it isn't finding the network but the card is on. I have to configure it yet.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 11:33 PM   #6
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Cisco 340 + Slackware 9.1

Go ahead and install PCMCIA support and modules. Download the cisco drivers and copy the utilities to /opt/cisco/
Edit your /etc/pcmcia/network.opts and wireless.opt

Plug in your wifi card ... (if you use leap you'll login after you've set your SSID)

BTW I've typed this from that laptop using lynx. Yes it works. Links was having trouble with google searching.

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