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Whax (whoppix) Wireless problems


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I'm new to linux so I've being trying out various live cd distros (Whax, knoppix, knoppix-std) and everything works fine on knoppix 3.9 but when I load up whax or knoppix-std on my vaio notebook and try to configure the wireless adapter it doesn't recognize it.

I open the console and type iwconfig and all I get is:

lo no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

eth1 no wireless extensions

My notebook has a intel ipw2200 minpci card (I think) and it works fine with whoppix but for some reason won't show up with the other two.
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have you tried searching for the drivers for those particular distros? sometimes with the live versions you can save a driver on your hd and access it from inside the live distro
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thx i'll try that. If I do get the drivers though I don't think I can access my windows drive from knoppix because of the format (ntfs). I can use a usb key so maybe that'll work but I guess I'll cross that bridge when i get to it
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