I have been using Slack on my desktop since January and I know my way around the basics of setting it all up and stuff. You guys area great resource.
Anyways I got a laptop and I wanted linux on it right away. Its a Sony Vaio VGN-TX27GP. I have looked around and it is most similar to the T1X* models you guys have in the US or where-ever. I used several walkthroughs to get stuff working. I've been through Ubuntu, and Debian on it, thinking they would be an easy way to get stuff done, but neither satisfied me, so I am back trying Slackware on it
The main problem I have is my network won't work. I have both a built in wireless and wired ethernet. lspci gives their correct names:
Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EM/EX/GX - PRO/100 VM (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile (rev 03)
Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
I setup my static IP and even tried dynamic DHCP one, but ifconfig returns no eth0, only lo. /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf has all the right info in it.
I would prefer to use wireless, but just getting the internet working would be swell. Right now I am downloading packages I need in windows and then booting to linux to install them. It sucks!
So does anyone have any idea how to get this working?