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Hey, I want to install Gentoo on my Old laptop. But the problem is, I cant figure out what kind of Network Card I have. At the moment I have ...
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    Gentoo on a Toshiba Tecra 8100


    Hey, I want to install Gentoo on my Old laptop.
    But the problem is, I cant figure out what kind of Network Card I have.
    At the moment I have a PCMCIA card a Belkin F5D7010.
    But as I and you also might know does Belkin just wrap a Chipset from another company in there Devices.

    So I have no idea how to indentefy what kind of Chipset it is.
    I tryed lspci (I know thats pci listing) and that shows Unknown Network Card.
    And well lspcmcia doesnt work/exist..

    Is there a way to install Gentoo on this Device? (Using Inet..)
    Or should I just get a new PCMCIA card? (If so is there one that has Wifi AND RJ-45/Ethernet? that runs just out of the box?)

    Anyhelp will be great.

    Thanks!

    Now I also notice that the screen turns off when I am typing.. :/ This isnt when I run Windows on it..
    Can that be a Kernel Error or something?
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    Sorry that I reply on myself.
    But I changed the idea to CoreLinux.
    Since well Gentoo uses Diskspace to compile. And I forgot about that. -.-'
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