I'm in the middle of installing Slackware 10.2 on a PII 400 Toshiba laptop which has a Belkin 7010 wireless network card.
I'm using this laptop as a test to make sure I can get everything running before I install it on my primary Dell 8100 laptop.
Its purely as a learning experience, so if something goes wrong, I can wipe and start again if needed.
Originally, I did a partial install using the 2.4 kernal, but didn't like the X interface that I'd selected so I wiped and reinstalled using the Test26 kernal but had problems with the mouse, nothing I did would get it working and I wiped it again and started from scratch using the standard 2.4 kernel.
After I'd done that, I found reference in the forum to having to install additional modules from CD 2. So I could have saved myself one of the reinstalls.
Anyway the question I've got is about the Belkin/Broadcom wireless card.
I've seen the instructions on how to download and use ndiswrapper to be able to set the wireless card up and I'm willing to give that a go, I've also seen reference to the 2.6 kernel including support for the Broadcom 43xx chips since 2.6.17-rc2 (from http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
All I'm wondering is whether if I reinstall using the Test26 kernel and install the additional modules from CD2 to get use of the mouse, would this detect and configure the Broadcom based wireless card, or wouold I be better sticking with the 2.4 kernel and going through the ndiswrapper procedure to enable the card?
I'm not at home at the moment, so if there's additional info thats needed for somebody to answer the question, I'm afraid I can't supply it until this evening, but I will do if asked.
Thanks in advance