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Re: Get wirless working

geoff wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 12:43 -0700, DavidDutch1964 wrote:
>> I love debian. I guess we all do here.
>> Recently, thoguh, I had to switch to Kubuntu =only= because wireless on
>> my laptop JUST WORKED.
>> I have an HP zt3000 with one of those Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG wireless
>> cards built in. It has been horrible to try to get working despite any
>> instructions found on the Internet. The instruction on the site for this
>> (http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/) was tricky as it only focused on
>> getting that one piece working and not networking as a whole.
>> DistroWatch (http://distrowatch.com/) has had ubuntu at the top of their
>> list going back to 2005 - its ashame when I know that debian is really
>> the heart and soul of dopey ubuntu.
>> Im sure debian would shoot to the top of the list if a few more things
>> (like wireless) "just worked" like it does with my Kbuntu.
>> Couldn't someone work on this problem for debian - or talk to the ubuntu
>> people to get a copy to be included in the next release and apt sources?
>> Somethings I don't mind figuring out and there is a great sense of
>> accomplishment; but getting wireless working is not one of them.
>> ~david (and many other debian users I talk to)
> Noob 1st time poster: I too love Debian and use it as my main OS on my
> box. I also had Etch running on my IBM T43 and actually got the ipw2200
> working till a kernel upgrade came through and then I lost wireless and
> being a noob I couldn't get it going again :-) I tried Linux Mint
> (Cassandra) and only one click got my wireless working. All the Beryl
> things work out of the box too. And the T43 doesn't have Nvidia. Regards
> Geoff

Everything is true, but never forget : Debian is ROCK-solid. Such cannot be
said about Ubuntu...



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