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    A thinkpad question and a wireless question

    Is there a way to get knoppix to mimic the wheelmouse function of the middle button on an IBM thinkpad (ie. press the button and it lets you scroll)

    Also, my laptop has two wireless cards in it, one built in and the other is pcmcia. Knoppic recognizes the built in one just fine but not the pcmcia one. The pcmcia one is a Belkin F5D8010, after looking around a bit I couldn't find any linux drivers for it but I thought I would ask here to see if it was possible to use it.

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    Which Thinkpad do you use? I've got a R31 and can't get the Prism 2.5 wireless (internal) to function in Kanotix/Knoppix. I tried ndiswrapper with no joy so far

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    I also have the R31, the internal wireless card works just fine in knoppix.

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    What drivers did you try? I'm having a hell of a time finding the drivers on the ibm site. All I can find is drivers
    for mini pci cards...

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    Sorry it took me so long to reply to this. I didn't have to try anything special for the internal wireless card, knoppix detected it automatically. In fact the only minor problem I've had so far is when I did an HDD install for some reason it thinks there isn't a sound card, but pretty much all the applications will play sound just fine. And I didn't do anything to get it to play sound, it just does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by loup
    Sorry it took me so long to reply to this. I didn't have to try anything special for the internal wireless card, knoppix detected it automatically. In fact the only minor problem I've had so far is when I did an HDD install for some reason it thinks there isn't a sound card, but pretty much all the applications will play sound just fine. And I didn't do anything to get it to play sound, it just does...
    All the Belkin cards I've worked with require you to wrap the windows driver with ndiswrapper. I am not sure about the sound card thing... have you tried booting without the PCMCIA card in? I had a problem a while ago where the boot sequence somehow thought that my PCMCIA WiFi card was the sound card and tried to route all sound through there. Once you're into the GUI, and everything is loaded up, then you can put in the card and it should pick up without problems.

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