Feisty Meta physics

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at keepandbeararms.com
Thu Nov 1 18:26:02 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 17:08 -0200, Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> A Tuesday 30 October 2007 23:31:23, Derek Broughton escreveu:
> > Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 18:57 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > >> How _would_ you tell except by using iwconfig and seeing it has no
> > >> wireless extensions?  I assumed that's what he meant, but of course
> > >> assumptions are usually wrong...
> > > 
> > > You are of course right, but what's wrong about asking for more pieces
> > > of information when the OP provides scarcely any to work from?
> > 
> > No, you're right.  I was just noting that I had made an assumption that
> > wasn't necessarily valid without more info from the OP.
> > 
> > While it seemed obvious to me how you'd know it was being treated
> > as "wired", it seemed equally obvious where that conclusion would have led
> > me (ie, checking lsmod and hal to find out what module the interface is
> > actually using)- so I probably had made a bad assumption about how much the
> > OP knew about what was happening.
> How about this assumption: the OP (wrongly) assumes ethN interfaces are wired, 
> and wlanN are wireless.  We could go on forever, if the OP himself does not 
> provide enough information.
> Carl, please answer Mario's question: how do you determine that it recognized 
> the wireless connection as wired?

When I clicked the manager icon in the upper right it shows the DLink
120R as a wired connection.  But an Obertron(sp?) PCMIA is seen as
wireless and works.

However the Dlink worked when tested on a P4 using SuSE so it could
still be either a config error, most likely, or the hardware, less

I am quite betwixt and between here.

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