Well, finally got this thing installed and running from the hd. It now has task-management and the printer utils as well as OOo. i had to download all the above through Ethernet connection because previous installs would freeze the compu when i tried to set up Wireless.
After installing all needed programs and updating through Synaptic i tried wireless again. While booting it just freezes the computer. If i turn off wireless with the switch on the front of the laptop and plug my Ethernet back in, it recognizes it very well and brings it up just fine.
With wireless enabled it won't boot into the desktop. Have tried both kernels .32 and .33 Have Googled until i've run out of pages to review.
If i go to Control Center, Manage System settings, and Starting wlan, this of course freezes my system but at least it produces some sort of error output...
etc/wlan/shared: line 71: [:too many arguments
/etc/wlan/shared: line 71: [:too many arguments
Shutting Down WLAN Devices: Shutting Down WLAN Devices: wlanctl-ng: Operation not supported FATAL: Module p80211 not found
/etc/wlan/shared: line 71: [: too many arguments
Starting WLAN Devices: FATAL: Module p80211 not found.
Failed to load p80211.o.
Perhaps this also might be of some help...
install ide-controller /sbin/modprobe ide_generic; /bin/true
install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe ehci_hcd; /sbin/modprobe ohci_hcd; /bin/true
options snd-ac97-codec power_save=1
alias pci:v0000168Cd00000013sv00001468sd00000406bc02sc00i00 ath5k
alias wlan0 ath5k
Any ideas? Have a great evening and congrats to all who worked on this great distro!