It wants lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode try the one from zenwalk it should get you running
That has done it - wicd is now showing my next door neighbor's wireless interface (at a quite decent signal level as well). I'll enable wireless in my router tomorrow to make sure it really works, but it certainly looks better. Maybe the Vecotr firmware package needs an update?
I'm afraid I've got another problem. Just discovered that I have no sound. Nothing is reporting problems, and the correct modlues seem to be loading. I also just updated to the most recent version of the Alsa drivers from lthe repo, no change. This is what I have for sound:
snd_pcm 67972 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 19976 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
thinkpad_acpi 57216 0
ohci1394 28976 0
snd_page_alloc 8840 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 7812 1 snd_hda_intel
I've looked at both the Xfce mixer and alsamixer. Neither show anything muted, but both show a rather small range of controls.
Ah, some progress, though strange. If I deselect the HDA Intel and put the interface to 'default', I get controls for both the speaker and headphones, and it works, though not as well as it should, and not using the interface it should be using (judging by my recent trial of Fedora 10 on this machine, as well as the level and quality of sound that my Zenwalk installation is producing. I had to fiddle a bit to get sound under Zenwalk as well, but I have a much wider range of controls under it than I have under Vecotr.
With the interface set to HDA Intel, the speaker keeps deselecting itself, which is quite strange.
The T61 is a fairly recent machine (this one was built in September last year), and I have heard a few complaints about sound support under all but the most recent drivers.