Dear Brat and friends,
Well, in spite of my newbie incompetence, I have, in debian nonetheless, the linuxant driverloader with the prism drivers from the floppy, and it is flawless.
I had the usual noob panic, but I always build things that touch real hardware from source, and I am, at flrst glance, impressed. I really want to thank Bratag publicly for giving me the guts to try this stuff, and telling me to buy the 5680 in the first place.
What is most interesting is the difference in performance. Usually from where I am sitting now, the same card in windows cuts out pretty often, and does not in linux, even though the drivers are theoretically the same, although it loads the nt rather than xp variant. I wonder....
Thanks to all of you, and best wishes,