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Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and Slackware

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Does anyone know if this wireless card is supported under slackware? I wanted to use this distro on my laptop and I am pretty new to linux so any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Google says :

 

 

http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/

 

http://www.linux-laptop.net/hosted/fs215e-slackware.html <- working on a diff laptop with slackware

 

your getting the idea right?

 

 

I can't help you personally because i haven't touched either that card, nor slackware, but apart from here, google holds many answers :]

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this howto https://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2001 isnt for slackware but it'll give you the general idea

 

have a read and good luck

 

post your experiences with getting the card to work in slackware right here

 

cheers

anyweb

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I won't be able to use that driver from sourceforge because it says a requirement is the Linux 2.6.8 kernel and the kernel in Slackware 10.2 is 2.4.31. This is why linux is annoying :)

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"Slackware 10.2 includes the Linux 2.4.31 kernel, with Linux 2.6.13 available in the /testing directory. For the first time, a 2.6 kernel with support for SCSI, RAID, and SATA is offered as a boot option in the installer (called "test26.s")."

 

Quote from release notice when 10.2 was released. There are a variety of ways you can install the 2.6 kernel. If you're just running the stock Slackware kernel, rather than a custom kernel, point pkgtool to the /testing directory on the cd that contains the 2.6 kernel.

 

You could also use swaret, if you ahve it installed, but that would take a bit more work(would have to change source path on swaret to point to testing directory, and would have to remove the kernel exclusion).

 

If you are running a custom kernel, then merely make yourselef a new kernel again, as you did before, just use the 2.6 kernel source this time.

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I am new to linux and Slackware seems to be quite difficult for noobs. I don't think I'll be using it. I'll have to find an easy distro to learn then I can eventually get into slackware.

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