running backtrack 5 on an ibm x31 it has a iwp2100 chipset and there is no detection of the chipset when searching through terminal. I know the wirless works as i am using it currently on xubuntu.. Any solutions?
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I would look at what kernel you are running in both Backtrack and Xubuntu. I assume the backtrack kernel is older and does not have as many drivers. You might wanna look at something called compat-wireless (you should use it anyway on backtrack)
1.To view your kernel version
2.visit http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/stable#compat-wireless_stable_releases to see about installing the newer kernel drivers as well.1 (you will have to compile the drivers for your Backtrack install)