Re: talk about going around robinhood's barn...

At 04:47 PM 3/14/2007, Steev Klimaszewski wrote:

We can't tell you if $RANDOM_USB_STICK works because we need to know chipsets

ok, once you put it that way....

of course, that does give rise to the question of how i know what the chipset is. and that's NOT being cute. lsusb says 1215 ZyDAS. so does ifconfig. but iwconfig says zd1211. best 2 out of 3? [well, sure, that one was a bit cute. but being new to linux/ubuntu, even if i was designing and implementing operating systems 4 years before linus torvalds was born, how am i supposed to know which method you think is definitive? when i was futzing around w/ fwcutter before the cleaning of the slate reinstall i'd managed to convince myself it was the 1215 after far too much googing around, but that might've been the wrong guess ... except for the 'fact' that somewhere or another somebody had said the 1211 'works out of the box' and whatever i've got didn't.]

and while we're at it, lspci says the built-in's a broadcom 4311 (rev01), iwconfig says it's a 4311, and ... brace yourself ... ifconfig doesn't say anything at all about eth1, tho it does about eth0 and eth2.

you see why i'm frustrated? and why i was hoping i wouldn't have to tell you what chip[s] was/were involved?

never mind, i'm not really asking for sympathy, or 'understanding', just asking for help. and i'm already grateful to have been told unequivocally that networkmanager should be able to deal with the 2-wirelesswidgets case ... even if it took longer than i'd hoped to hear that.

cheers, map

[whose shoulder problems caused him to break down some time ago and create a 'signature' file to apologize for the lack of his formerly customary e-volubility -- and who's been employing shiftless typing for a long time now to spare his wristsnfingers, in case you didn't know ... and who's further broken down and done , rather grudgingly]

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