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Offline Juanito

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Re: Would my old 600E Thinkpad like Tiny Core, and what about WiFi??
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 08:57:50 PM »
Here's where I eventually got the info to fire up the card in Mint:-
http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/view/2987
Tech talk like "ndiswrapper" I just don't understand!
Maybe I'll get to understand it in time! :D

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Or am I mis-reading your post and you are infact agreeing that the solution I found for Mint, would also work in TC but with the addition of the lsbcmnds.sys file?

I'm agreeing that the mint solution might work in tc as I believe it is using ndiswrapper.

If you have the same hardware as the link, I would guess that you could use the b43 driver with suitable firmware, the wl driver or ndiswrapper. As its name suggests, ndiswrapper is a "wrapper" to enable windows drivers to be used in linux.

If you use the apps browser to navigate to the ndiswrapper extension, the info file explains how to use it. If you search these forums, there are posts on b43, wl and ndiswrapper.

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Co-incidentally, I to used to live in Dubai!

I sometimes think I use it more as a base to travel from than live in, but it is fun.
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Re: Would my old 600E Thinkpad like Tiny Core, and what about WiFi??
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2011, 08:44:30 AM »
Hi, persevere I have two 600e running really well using Linksys WPC55AG pcmcia card for wireless and Alsa for sound it all works really well.TC is the best of all the distros I have tried.
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Re: Would my old 600E Thinkpad like Tiny Core, and what about WiFi??
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2011, 09:13:53 AM »
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If you use the apps browser to navigate to the ndiswrapper extension, the info file explains how to use it. If you search these forums, there are posts on b43, wl and ndiswrapper.
The phrase chicken and egg springs to mind  ;D but I know what you mean!
Ijust hope that TC is not too command line based, 'cos that'll confuse the hell outa me! ::)
I have been prommised a 20GB drive, so once I get that, I want to try several distros that I think might suit this old box!
TC, Puppy 5.2 and Zorin 4 Lite.
Any opinions/advice from members on the selection I've made would be appreciated!

oldgit485, thanks for the encouragement, from my total lack of Linux experience, I get the feeling that these Thinkpads perhaps present more of a challenge to get everything working correctly (in anything but Windows) than other machines, but for some reason, they are quite endearing little boxes!
(And they're built like the proverbial "Brick Khazi" ;))