I typically dual boot my laptop betwen a Win7 and Ubuntu partition, but keep a spare partition for playing around with new distros. Earlier this week, I decided to try out Debian Squeeze.
For the most part, the install has gone smoothly. However, the wireless is not working, and this is apparently a well known issue for Debian. The thing is, my wireless card apparently requires the iwlagn firmware iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode. I downloaded the updated 0.33 package that supposedly includes this firmware and installed it using the package manager.
It still isn't working, as
dmesg | grep firmware returns 'looking for firmware v5, found v0'
This laptop is over 2 years old and I have zero problems with networking in Ubuntu Maverick. Any solutions?