I have a new T500 running Linux.I am unable to use the Wifi functionality.The notebook has a realtek card.
Here is the output from lspci -vv:
I even tried installing the Windows XP driver through ndiswrapper, but I couldn't make that work either.
Here is the steps that I used to get ndiswrapper working in Linux (opensuse latest milestone) and a very specific rtl8192se driver.
The driver link is here: http://www.station-drivers.com/telec...ivers.com).exeI used wine to extract the exe directly in linux as i didn't have a usbkey handy to copy it over.Same ndiswrapper commands as before, brought up wlan0 (not using Ubuntu, but the latest OpenSUSE milestone). Looks like encryption does not work, but I'll tinker a bit.Lenovo TP T400uname -aLinux linux-cijc 22.214.171.124-1-default #1 SMP 2009-07-20 20:31:16 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linuxlspci:03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8172 (rev 10)ndiswrapper -lnet8192se : driver installeddevice (10EC:8172) present[ 8433.024724] ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)[ 8433.040021] ndiswrapper: driver net8192se (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.,05/20/2009,1080.7.0520.2009) loaded[ 8433.040604] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17[ 8433.041406] ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64[ 8433.376098] ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17[ 8433.752147] wlan0 (ndiswrapper): not using net_device_ops yet[ 8433.754259] wlan0: ethernet device 00:24:2c:e7:24:5a using NDIS driver: net8192se, version: 0x500a5, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'Realtek RTL8192SE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC ', 10EC:8172.5.conf[ 8433.754304] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSKiwconfig:wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/anyMode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-AssociatedBit Rate:130 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3RTS thrff Fragment thrffEncryption keyffPower ManagementffLink Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
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