slackware not recognizing wifi switch being turned on
I turned my wifi switch off because I was on a plane, and wanted to save battery, but now Slackware isn't recognizing that it's being turned back on. I toggle the switch in XP, and the light goes from orange to blue, like normal, but no matter what I do in Slackware, the light stays orange. Wicd just tells me there are now wireless networks in range. My wireless card doesn't show up in ifconfig, but lspci shows it fine.
Do I need some sort of drivers for the switch?