Little info first: Semi-new to linux. I have an old NEC Versa LX PII 366mhz 128MB 12GB Hard drive.
given to me with Win. 2000. It worked fine but wanted to put linux on it. I installed Ubuntu 5.06 and I got working without doing any configuring, thank god. Don't understand all that. Problem was, it messed up Win. 2000. It ran very slow. So, finally decided to do clean install of XP, worked with no problem. Its kinda of slow and I want to learn more about linux, so I tried newest VER. of Ubuntu Dapper, but it hangs when loading (using ship it CD). I tried downloading and burning with same results. So I looked for something that wouldn't be as heavy on resources, and found Zenwalk 4.0. Downloaded, burned, and then installed no problem. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to get wireless working on it, using Linksys WPC54G VER 3.0. I tried various solutions to no avail. It's like the card is not scanning. Here's some results. Also, i have ndiswrapper installed with driver present. Wifi-radar couldn't get it to work.
this is from dmesg:
ndiswrapper version 1.28 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=yes)
ndiswrapper: driver linksys (The Linksys Group, Inc.,02/14/2005, 184.108.40.206) loaded
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:02:00.0 to 64
ndiswrapper: using IRQ 10
wlan0: vendor: ''
wlan0: ethernet device 00:14:bf:49:9b:da using NDIS driver linksys, 14E4:4318.5.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
usbcore: registered new driver ndiswrapper
root[*******]# iwlist scanning
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0 No scan results
lo no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:
I don't see what I'm missing or if I messed with too many files. I've tried fooling around with /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1, rc.inet1.conf, rc.wireless, rc.wireless.conf
tried dhcpcd wlan0 up. Nothing.
I've tried reading about it everywhere but I just can't seem to figure it out.
Another question: How would I go about uninstalling lilo so i could use Xubuntu without messing up windoze? I would like to dual boot, not completely comfortable with linux obviously. Trying to get there though.
Sorry for the long post. I tried to put everything I know and have done.