Please forgive my ignorance, as I am still fairly new when it comes to linux under the hood!
Anyways - following up on my previous semi-related post, instead of trying a Debian testing image, I installed Debian stable and installed the latest 3.0.1 kernel via dpkg.
apt-get updateon internet enabled computer (computer A)
- Transplanted /var/lib/apt/lists and /etc/apt/sources.list from computer A to new laptop with no internet (computer B)
apt-get --print-uris --yes install synaptic | grep ^\' | cut -d\' -f2 > packageuri.htmto get package download URLs
- Downloaded the packages from computer A and copied them to computer B
- Installed synaptic with dpkg
- Ran synaptic and updated the laptop by generating a download script (feature in synaptic)
- Ran script from computer A, copied packages to computer B,
dpkg -i *.deb
- Downloaded the linux-image and all related files (though
apt, synaptic didn't let me install
linux-image-3.0.1-*for some reason) similarly to step 3
- Installed files via
update-grubwas run and new kernel is detected
- Boot into new system, still have no internet.
According to this link, installing >= 2.6.38 should allow the card to be used. Am I missing something?