I am going to install linux, and first I want to try it using liveCDs. Wifi works correctly with Mandriva liveCD, but it does not work very good with Gentoo liveDVD.
in gentoo does not actuallu bring the wifi card up,
does not list wlan0 after it, while
[ 2435.642865] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" not found
[ 2435.642869] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode15.fw" not found
[ 2435.642872] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
The wepage referred in the last line says, in particular, that the subfolder b43 must be in /lib/firmware. There is no b43 or b43-open in /lib/fimware, right, but there is no b43 in /lib/firmware when I boot from Mandriva liveCD either. But wifi works with Mandriva. Why?
And another question. Is there a command that shows what firmware is used by a certain device?