Wi-Fi, Linux and Laptops

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    Wi-Fi, Linux and Laptops

    Hello,

    Im just looking for any words of wisdom anyone with any experience of these things may have to offer.

    Im getting a new laptop tommorow which i would like to run slackware on, ive got a couple of linux boxes so am not worried about installing slack on this thing but im a little miffed with how im going to be able to hook the wi-fi thing into it. The laptop will be a dell 510m which comes with dells own truemobile wireless card, im about 90% sure there are no nix drivers for this card.

    If anyone has a linux laptop which they have got wi-fi working on would you mind giving me a couple of hints as im a little stuck as to where to start. How would you control what network you are connected to ? Has something already been developed to control things like this or is it a case of directly configuring the card to the network each time from something like ifconfig ?

    Anyway if anyone can spare 2 minutes with a couple of pointers I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Stan

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    don't kernels 2.4x and up support zeroconf?
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    I found this yesterday, hope it helps
    http://www.linuxant.com/company/
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    <rant>linuxant blows, I hate it when somebody makes you pay for linux drivers...they're freaking drivers!!!</rant>
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    Sorry, I meant to post this site: LINK
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    yeah that would work
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    Thanks Bajanine thats a great article and has seemed to answer all my questions.

    Cheers

    Stan

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