branching off a previous post on the same topic...here
specs copied from documentation that i think are relevant:
* emachines notebook, model M5313
* Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
* Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Processor
* 802.11g wireless (up to 54Mbps); 10/100Mbps Ethernet
scenario: i'd like to try linux on my computer with the help of a liveCD. the liveCDs that i have in my possession are DSL, slax, morphix, and knoppix (i've had the least trouble with slax and morphix, so i'd like to stick with those). the recurring problem with these liveCDs is connecting to the internet -- everything else works satisfactorily. i've been told to download the wireless driver for my notebook at emachines.com and ndiswrapper, both of which i've done.
problem is, i don't know where to go from there. i've searched and googled the internet, but i've been unable to understand all the technical jargon of potential sources pertaining to ndiswrapper how-to's and driver compilation... (i'm just a newbie!)
can someone tell me what to do with these drivers?
(somehow incorporate the drivers into the liveCD? i have no idea. i understand that the problem with liveCDs is that you can't save settings. but with slax, i believe that there is a webconfig
feature that might come in handy -- only if i could get the internet to work )