Fun with laptops
Well I'm working on an interesting problem! I recently purchased a new laptop to put Linux on and I've got it installed with few problems (need to do some research that's all). OK, so far so good! Well I did some fooling around with NDISwrapper and I've gotten to the point where it will recognize a PCMIA card (the Linksys WPC11 V4) but I get stuck after that (I'm trying to use SPA). I also tried NDISwrapper with the Broadcom card but I'm having problems there. So I went another route, I picked up an Intel 2100 802.11b mini PCI card. Well the Compaq Presario M2105US won't boot with the card in. Says something to the effect that it's an unauthorized card (???). I contacted HP and they said it wasn't supported and alluded to something like the AMD Mobile Semperon won't work with the Intel cards. What the heck? I could go all conspiracy theorist but that won't get my card working. I'm not a happy camper now and I'll have to figure out another way of getting wireless connectivity for my laptop! ARGH!