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Hi guys, just installed slack on my laptop and trying to access internet. During boot up it beeps showing that something is there in the slot, but not sure if it recognizes that it's a wireless card. How due I configure this laptop to get on the internet. I tried ifconfig and netconfig. I'm anewb and don't really know awhole bunch. I had redhat installed first and it got online using the wireless pcmcia card no prob.
lsmod will tell you what drivers have been loaded. I use the orinoco_cs driver for Prism cards (Linksys v3 is a Prism 3 chipset). It's already in your Slack install.
iwconfig --help will list the setting options.
Hmm. It identifies the card and you get two beeps on boot?
Not sure why it didn't find the orinoco driver.
What does lsmod show?
Grab the latest orinoco driver and install it. Then, modprobe orinoco_cs, and use iwconfig to set up the wireless parameters. Finally, put the params into your boot script.
Hey man, reading through the read.me file, it stated that the driver is supplied in the latest version of Linux kernel example 2.4.*, not sure what kernel I have at the moment? Would it be easier to update my kernel to the latest? I'm a newb and have no experience with this driver stuff...
I had another question, if you have the time? just installed slack tonight and put lilo in the MBR and now XP isn't booting, all lilo see's is linux. Any way to windows back and utilize dual boot, or will I have to start over with a fresh install of each OS and boot linux with a floppy? That's how I initially did it the first time I tried dual booting...