TrueMobile 1300 and Linux...come on! Is this the real deal?
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I'm not sure about what they were saying, but if you don't mind spending $30, the driverloader at www.linuxant.org works like a charm on the Truemobile 1300 in my Dell D600. It is a wrapper for windows drivers, and like I said, it works like a charm and is not difficult to install.
The guy is talking about his regular lan card...not the wireless one. See the Dell site community forum on it. - it's well documented.
I heartily recommend the linuxant solution. Not only does it work but they respond to your email questions. I gladly paid the $20 US for the pleasure of using my wireless card in Linux.
For cards like the truemobile 1300, there's another alternative to Linuxant.
there is an NDIS Wrapper that does the same thing, it lets you use the windows XP drivers for said card. You'll have to do a little bit of work to get it working, but I assure you its not hard to do. I am new to linux and had it working in less than an hour. I've never had any issues with it.
I'd like to give multiple thumbs up to the ndiswrapper developers. It took me a little longer than bbska, but that was because I had to recompile my kernel to allow wireless networking and disallow multiple processors. Once that was done, installing ndiswrapper and getting the wireless card to work was a breeze.
By the way, thanks bbska for pointing this out. It solved a major headache for me.
Glad it was useful. It took me quite a while to find it, actually.
I had almost resigned myself to purchasing linuxant when I found out about this... gave it a shot and had no problems.
There have been some known issues with the wireless signal suddenly dropping off completely. This happened to me only once, and unfortunatly a reboot seemed to be the only fix. I've not had any issues since.