Trying to get my Dell laptop connected to the net, and it just ain't
First attempt: RedHat 7.0.
The NIC isn't recognized at installation time. D-Link provided a Linux
driver on the CD (in source form), but it won't compile. I finally
figure out that the provided instructions are wrong (gcc wasn't able to
find the kernel headers) and manage to build and install the damn thing.
It works, except for the fact that the system now tends to crash while
accessing the network. Oops.
Second attemp: Debian Woody (with the default kernel: 'uname -r' shows
During installation, ...