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Mike Pirnat

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Loud Grumbly Noises

Been putting Gentoo on a refurb IBM ThinkPad T23 today... Overall, it's pretty cool--even the lame-ass winmodem is supported. But the one thing I figured would be a pain in the ass is rewarding me with exactly my expectation--wireless.

Five years ago, my silly PCMCIA wireless card barely worked in Linux because it was too new. Now it barely works because it's too old/unsupported.

And, as always, the "just buy a new one" strategy is fraught with peril, as manufacturers seem to be continuing their trend of changing chipsets willy-nilly without changing the model numbers of their products.

Grrrr!!! Snarl!!! Angry words!!!

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