Re: Get wirless working
On 16 May 2007, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On Wed, 16 May 2007 06:51:09 -0400
> Michael Pobega <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 06:31:32AM +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > > On Tue, 15 May 2007 17:56:56 -0400
> > > Michael Pobega <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=2200&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all
> > >
> > > Whats' more, those modules are included in the standard kernel image
> > > these days. The difference however is that Ubuntu packages the
> > > firmware, whereas Debian does not. That is likely to confound the
> > > uninitiated.
> > >
> > Oh right, I'm so used to ipw3945. Couldn't he just get the firmware
> > from Intel's website though?
> Yes indeed, and that's what those of us who have that wireless card do.
> Of course, you have to know where to look, and download the right
> version, and unzip it into the right location. Ubuntu users do not.
> That is one of the experiences which appears to have coloured the OP's
> perception of Debian.
One way of resolving this is to install Sidux. This gives you an
authentic Debian and provides nice scripts for downloading and setting
up ipw3945. Of course, you have to be happy to use Sid once the
installation is complete.
Anthony Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
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http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews,
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