So I'm going through the long process again- re-installing off of the CD to start from scratch. I am quite a newbie to linux, so please excuse me.
The Low Down:
- At a small college with unencrypted 802.11b Cisco routers
- I am running Slackware 10.2 on an IBM THINKPAD T42 with intel centrino processor.
- I have read many manuals/tutorials about compiling the new 2.6 kernel (I am just going to upgrade as i've had problems trying to load with the test.26 kernel off of the cd) but something seems to happen each time:
Either PCMCIA wont get initialized at bootup -- I get a cardmgr error about PCMCIA devices and thus eth0 cannot be found.
So without the internet working I cant do further patching to try and fix anything from the machine itself.
- Most importantly-- I <b> NEED </b> to have my wireless connection working for class so I can email papers and presentations to teachers
- The school runs Novell client services
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When I run lspci it finds my Ipw2100 card but I guess there is no alias for it because I cant iwconfig eth1 or anything (Isn't that what Im supposed to do?)
Im sorry if my post is very convuluted but im stressed and have been trying to get wireless working for DAYS.
<b>So I guess my real question is if someone can walk me through the process to install the new kernel, configure it for my laptop, install the ibm-acpi drivers, and have wireless working. I cant figure out how to power the wireless switch because it is done with hotkeys (in windows at least)I
What info do I need to give you guys to help me? I know these forums have a solution for my problem!!
I am STRUGGLING with this issue and need it resolved immediately if I'm expecting to even stay in school- my goal is to eventually pursue a career in Computer Science. Please help!