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I am new to linux. I have had approx. 7 days experience with it now in my entire life.
I have acquired the linux slackbook, and read through that.
I have successfully installed linux backtrack on my laptop and configured lilo to dual boot backtrack and XP.
That is about as far as I have gotten.
So, Laptop specs: Dell 6000d, ATI Radean x300 (256), Centrino 1.6ghz, 1gb ram, 80 gig wd scorpio, WUXGA display (1920 x 1200)
I have googled and found the drivers for my graphics card and my wireless card. The problem i am having is: I have absolutely no idea how to install them.
When I configured Lilo to dual boot, I used the VIM editor - is there an easier way to configure config files? I have read through the install files for both those drivers, and I still have no idea what they are talking about (prolly because of my n00bness).
So, the main issue is I cannot get my wireless card configured / have no idea how to.
i go to: ifconfig eth0 up (eth0 is my wireless card)
Okay, then I to iwconfig eth0 essid any key (mykey)
I go to startx, and go to firefox and nothing happens.
I open up the GUI wireless utility and no networks are detected. My network is a b/g network with 128 wep, and it is a belkin wireless router.
What am I doing wrong? Do I need to install the specific drivers for my wireless card even though it is "detected" as eth0?
Any help would be appreciated!
Oh, most people I have talked to say that backtrack is not a "good" linux for beginners. I do not care, if I can figure this out, then the others will be nothing.