I was advised to try Vector Linux on the older laptops I resurrect to give away to those who express an interest in learning Linux.
The current laptop is a Dell C600 with 256 MB ram and a 40 Gig HD. (I will upgrade ram to 515 MB).
I use a Linksys WPC11 ver. 3 PCMCIA network adapter.
I was slightly disappointed that VL 7.0 STD didn't automatically recognize the network card like Linux Mint 12 did.
But I went forward anyway thinking I'd find a 'HowTo' doc of some kind that would explain it all.
I found a 'HowTo' (of sorts), written by 'easuter', I think!
At first I thought "This is it -- I'm home free!".
But, after reading the document several times, as well as the comments by others regarding the 'HowTo', I think the document is too far out of date and has too many errors to be very useful.
So, I'm back to looking for some kind of "HowTo' for getting the network adapter working under VL 7.0 STD GOLD!
Just to give one example of the errors in the document: In STEP 2, the claim is made that if your adapter is PCI, CardBus/PCMCIA, you should issue the 'lspci' command.
I can't see how it would be possible for the 'lspci' command to show anything on the PCMCIA interface -- it shows things on the PCI bus!
There are other errors as well, like the location of the modprobe.conf file being in /etc rather than /etc/modprobe.d!
I wonder if this document is currently in revision?