USB wireless dongle detected as a scanner??
OK, specs first:
PCLinuxOS Minime .93; kernel 2.6.13 (I think that's right; it was a deliberate downgrade from .15 to prevent crashing on boot after dongle was plugged in)
IBM X20 12GBHDD 128ram PIII 600mhz
Belkin F5D7050 rt73 chipset/driver
Can't boot with dongle plugged in: hangs on rausb0, even with the older kernel
(no dongle: rausb0 'detected' ok- what is this?? Nothing's plugged in, except the usb lead extender)
From XFCE: the dongle will plug in with no difficulty, and under .13 it won't crash the system. It's even detected in hardware- under scanner, although it's correctly identified as a wireless adaptor, but because it's listed under scanner I don't seem to be able to run ndiswrapper.
I gather this happens with other equipment- eg, webcams- but I've still not seen a solution.
Thanks in advance.