Thinkpad T30: Wireless on Elive, but not Slackware?
My Thinkpad T30 dualboots Slackware 12.1 and Elive (Debian-based) 1.0. Wireless worked immediately after install on Elive, but not on Slackware. The T30 has a Cisco MPI350 wireless card, which is supposed to work with the airo module.
on Elive the output of
ls -l device/driver/module in /sys/class/net/xxx for
eth0: e100 eth1: airo wifi0: no such directory
The active interface in Elive is eth1 according to network settings. iwconfig reports that eth1 and wifi0 have wireless settings, while lo, eth0, and irda0 have no wireless extensions.
Source Kernel edition in /usr/src is 2.6.18-elive (I doubt it is anything more than a 2.6.18 kernel, unless Elive's developer is also a kernel hacker)
In Slackware 12.1 the output of ls -l device/driver/module in /sys/class/net/xxx
for eth0: airo eth1:e100 wifi0: no such file or directory
Active interface in Slackware is supposed to be eth0, but I'm not sure since I have no connection. iwconfig reports that eth0 and wifi0 have wireless settings while lo, irda0, and eth1 have no wireless settings.
Source kernel edition/version in /usr/src in Slackware is 126.96.36.199
My key is 10 charcters long so it is a WEP40, and the iwconfig output for eth1 in elive and eth0 in Slackware is the same.
Nonetheless, I am confused how in two different distros how two different interfaces could switch jobs and drivers. Is this a naming issue, or has eth0 and eth1 actually switched? Should I try loading different modules for eth0 in Slackware, or is there a way to give eth1 wireless extensions?