Notice what http://jondreyer.org/i4150/ writes. What I find is that such "breaks" find their way into other Linux buids. But with that link you can see if your Linux selection is broke too.
I have an old laptop (Thinkpad 380d) running Damn Small Linux. Everything works fine, Ethernet 10/100 card, etc.
My problem is, I have never used wireless before. I have a Dell Truemobile 1150 card (recognized as Intesil Orinoco). Drivers native and card active. Just don't know how to configure to access the internet. Will be stand alone, but will set up as network if necessary. Tried searching for general card setup, Linux, or OS specific. Either there was too much info I don't understand, or info too vague. Have stood in front of access point I am paying for, just not working. Can anyone point me to a site that will help, or supply said info. I would appreciate it. I can, and have, configured Winmodems, built more than one computer, and am not totally clueless, but at this point, wireless cards seem like rocket science. chuck