Same Wireless Wireless Module Doesn't Work in Different Places-IBM Thinkpad T30
I have a dual-boot computer Elive Gem 1.0 and Slackware 12.1. Wireless works perfectly in Elive, Slackware it does not. My network card is a Cisco Aironet MPI350 on an IBM Thinkpad T30.
on Elive the output of
ls -l device/driver/module in /sys/class/net/xxx for
eth0: e100 eth1: airo wifi0: no such file or directory
The active interface in Elive is eth1 according to network settings.
iwconfig reports that eth1 and wifi0 have wireless extensions, while lo, eth0, and irda0 have no wireless extensions.
Source Kernel edition in /usr/src is 2.6.18-elive (I doubt it is anything more than a 2.6.18 kernel, unless Elive's developer is also a kernel hacker)
In Slackware 12.1 the output of ls -l device/driver/module in /sys/class/net/xxx
for eth0: airo eth1:e100 wifi0: no such file or directory
Active interface in Slackware is supposed to be eth0, but I'm not sure since I have no connection.
iwconfig reports that eth0 and wifi0 have wireless settings while lo, irda0, and eth1 have no wireless settings.
Source kernel edition/version in /usr/src in Slackware is 126.96.36.199
My key is 10 charcters long so it is a WEP40, and the iwconfig output for eth1 in elive and eth0 in Slackware is the same.
Nonetheless, I am confused how in two different distros how two different interfaces could switch jobs and drivers. Is this a naming issue, or have they actually switched? I know in an Ubuntu live CD it calls my hard drive /dev/sda but in the GParted Live CD my hard drive is identified as /dev/hda. Do these discrepancies say anything about my problem? Should I try to switch the wireless extensions from eth0 to eth1 in Slackware? Is that even possible?