I'm totally n00b in using Linux. I have now installed Vector on my old dell latitude L400 laptop (12,1", 10gb, 700mhz, 128mb) and in runs like a charm. I've also tried Xubuntu, Zenwalk and DamnSmall but found this the Best by far!
Now, the only problem is that (well I don't have sound either but that really doesn't matter) my external pci Buffalo Airstation WLI-CB-G54HP doesn't work. Or well... I don't even know how it should work in Linux.
I have been trying to mess around with ndiswrapper and bcm43xx-fwcutter and I've spent hours and hours on google but haven't really got anything to work. Now, I would really deeply appreciate if someone would have time to help me how to get the wlan work step-by-step.
I don't have an ethernet connection either yet - 'cause I just moved.
The mainthing I've accomplished so far is that I've been able to check that the pc finds the card. (from root "lspci") When I've tried to use ndiswrapper to a file that should work (bcmwl5.inf and *.sys) it says that those drivers have already been installed.
Like I said I'm in desperate need of guidance and really a beginner. I would love to get in to the world of Linux and start learning things but without a connection on that pc it might never really happen...