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1  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / RTL8180 / 8185 Drivers for Wireless PCMCIA card on: November 16, 2012, 09:26:46 PM
I have a very old Thinkpad 600E that I'm currently running Puppy Linux on-- which runs well, but still slower than DSL does in comparison, and I would like to install DSL over it instead, but it doesn't seem to detect my wireless card, unlike Puppy which does. [Note-- this isn't based on the new RC, I tried a couple of months ago] Any suggestions on how I can get it to detect my card? I know that it needs the driver listed in the topic.


I'm not too savvy when it comes to Linux drivers, and I would rather not screw up a perfectly working install (No small feat with Puppy-- Audio didn't work, Wouldn't even run the install for it without manually copying over files to HDD using a much older version of Puppy as a Live CD first) first to proceed to then fail to get wireless working with DSL.

So, I offer an incentive. If someone more knowledged with Linux drivers can help me get this working, I will donate $25 to the donation fund.

Thanks guys.
2  Damn Small Linux / Site News / Re: DSL coming back on: November 02, 2012, 07:32:05 AM
This.
Is.
Awesome.

I remember absolutely loving this distro, and I would use it on so many old computers. Hell, even went so far as to get a USB adaptor for my old Xbox years back, plugged in a USB keyboard and ran XDSL on it! Seriously, this distro was what really got me into using Linux. This was my go-to. I was so upset when development ceased. I even used WINE on that Xbox. Playing Age of Empires on an xbox hooked up to my tv, running a file server off my xbox, installing this on several old computers at my highschool in my computer engineering class. This actually floods me with memories. I'm in university now, but this distro has always had a place in my heart.

Sorry for all the sap, but I just wanted to express just how happy it makes me to see this thing come back!
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