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Whoppix 2.7.1

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by au10tic, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. au10tic

    au10tic Thread Starter

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    Im starting to become a linux user and right now i am facing a problem with Whoppix, anybody familiar with it? Basically what im trying to do is to have Whoppix detect my wireless card, i have an Intel 2200 B/G card on my Laptop but it wont recognize it, can anybody help me with this I will really appreciate any answers.
     
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    No comments, suggestions anybody???
     
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    I'm not one of the Linux gurus of TSG, but on a search, it appears that Whoppix has been renamed to Whax and is now based on Slax rather than Knoppix.

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    Sorry I can't give any better advice than to go directly to one of those two distros and use one of them, Slax or Knoppix. I've used both as Live CDs, but never had to configure a wireless connection. Both have larger user bases and I suspect better support than Whoppix. Looks like the Whoppix site is kaput.


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    As a new linux user, and considering your need with the wireless support, I'd go with a much better supported distro, say Ubuntu, Slackware, or Fedora Core. All of those have much more extensive support available for wireless adapters right from the start. I hear SuSE is good, but I've never actually used it myself.

    Check out http://linux-wless.passys.nl/ for info on Linux-supported WiFi adapters and their appropriate drivers.
     
  5. Squashman

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    Whax is no more as well. They combined with Auditor. If memory serves me correctly, there is a different version for the Intel Wireless cards. I know there was for Auditor depending on which intel wireless card you had.
     
  6. au10tic

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    Thanks for the list fenderfreek, i went ahead and looked at my card and i have an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (IPW2200) but like i mentioned on this post, im new when it comes to linux platforms, so how would i go by installing the drivers into Whoppix or any Linux platform. Any suggestions or procedures will be appreciated.
     
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    I suggest you use BackTrack which is Whoppix/Whax combined with Auditor or just use Auditor. They have versions with that Wi-fi driver built in already.
     
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