Hi folks. At the moment I'm a bit miffed. I am absolutely DEDICTATED to get gentoo to operate wirelessly on a thinkpad t21 using a dwl-g630 wireless card. I would appreciate any input anyone might have. here are the problems i am running into.
1) nothing other than "lo" listed via ifconfig command.
2) no iwconfig command. i believe this means that there are no wireless tools installed but i'm not sure. i did copy over the wireless_tools.27.tar.gz file and attempted to install it but i can't find any instructions ANYWHERE on how to install them.
3) after installing the proper *.inf file, it states that the file is invalid. that is impossible. it is the same file that i used when it did work for roughly three weeks on knoppix (although now even knoppix gives the same error). my olny guess is that this error is related directly to the lack of wireless tools but i'm not certain.
4) i have tried to uninstall the inf driver with a /bin/rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/net5211.inf in order to try a fresh install of the driver but again, i'm not certain that it is working.
i am at my wits end here folks. i've been at this for days with no success. i just can't seem to find anything useful. any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA