Yes, i know its been asked upteen times before, but no matter how much i search i cant really find any decent answers to my problem, most notably becasue i am a bit new to thie linux malarky
Ok heres the thing.. i installed suse 9.1 on my dell l400 (detected everything fine, as it should) and it even detected my wlan pcmcia card, super i thought all is well.. oh no :/
Ok, so yast is telling me that my card is installed and its called 'sit0' its got drivers and everything and SHOULD work ok...
however, i do ifconfig and it dosent show up! only 'eth0' and 'lo' so i dont really know what gives :/ i was trying to assign paramaters to the card through the terminal and i couldnt understnad why they were supposedly invalid.. then i realised the card may have been installed but not initiallised properly?
Was having the pcmcia card in the slot when i installed everything a bad idea ?
Ok so now... my biggest question is, how the hell do i get suse to initialise the card on bootup (if this is the problem) and then how do go about getting it to work!!
Actually get it installed, recognised, and with drivers is a GIANT leap from any other distro i ahve tried, so i am very confident that this is fixable without too much fuss...
please help a linux noob
P.S. Im using gnome, i noticed there were some wlan utils for KDE, should i try going back to this ?