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 Post subject: rt2800usb driver(SOLVED)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:20 pm 
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I'm lacking the rt2800usb driver and firmware for my wireless config., and they are not available in the Software Package Manager.

Just wondering if it's possible to request they be added to the software package manager??? or... am I on my own?

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:03 pm 
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With Linux, you're never on your own :)

The rt2800usb driver (module) is part of the kernel, which is why it's not available elsewhere.

To see, open a terminal and enter:
Code:
modinfo rt2800usb

If you get anything other than:-
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module rt2800usb
(and you will) then the driver is already present.

If you want to see if it's "loaded", run:
Code:
lsmod | grep rt2800usb

(if nothing is returned, it's not loaded)

if you want to load it, run:
Code:
sudo modprobe rt2800usb

(if it's not being loaded automagically, this won't survive a reboot .. but at least you can check if your wireless springs to life .. if it does, let us know and we'll tell you how to load this driver at bootup)

If your wireless DOESN'T spring to life ..

Are you sure you need rt2800usb ?

With the USB wireless adapter plugged in, what is the output from:
Code:
sudo lshw -C network

(remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive, so that's a capital C)
and
Code:
lsusb

?

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:37 pm 
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PCNetSpec:

Thanks for the come-back

Yes... driver is present!

Loaded the driver with: sudo modprobe rt2800usb

Using 'Wicd' wireless manager, wireless DID NOT spring to life in fact Wicd could not find a wireless interface.

Heres the code from: sudo lshw -C network:

stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:01:08.0
logical name: eth1
version: 02
serial: 00:13:20:4f:60:8f
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:20 memory:feaff000-feafffff ioport:ddc0(size=64)
stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:28 am 
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You forgot the output from:
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lsusb

?

I'm trying to get the vendor:product ID strings, so I can identify the adapter and see what drivers you *do* need.

This *is* as USB adapter isn't it ?

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:30 am 
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Sorry :oops:

stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 040b:2011 Weltrend Semiconductor
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:8911 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13b1:002f Linksys
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:53 am 
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Click the link below for instructions on compiling/installing the (modified) Ralink RT3572USB driver that now includes the Linksys AE1000 ID strings, and support for WPA(2).

Linksys AE1000 driver installation in Ubuntu

Can you provide feedback on whether those instructions work, so I can modify them if/as necessary.

Just as a matter of interest, is there any particular reason you're using Wicd rather than NetworkManager ?

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Hmmmm....
Everything went fine down to the 'sudo make' part then I was informed of an error2... file not found...

Now... the instructions from the site you sent me to said to have the router connected to cable, well it wouldn't find first download from dropbox.com (as there isn't any available wireless network active) so I tried the same procedure with just 'wired-ethernet' plugged in and that's how I got to the error part?

Anyhow... that's where I'm at and Wicd still says no wireless connection available and that's understandable since I never got to the 'make install' and beyond!

I'm running I believe a first eddition of Pepperment-ICE and I installed Wicd because I'm somewhat familiar with Wicd and not the NetworkManager you mention.

maybe I should just wait until Peppermint 3 comes next month and see if they will have the required fix's or up-dated programs in the package manager? I do have wired-ethernet without a problem so it's not really a big deal for wireless for me, have the wireless stuff, just wanted it to work.

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:37 pm 
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Connect your PC to your router with an ethernet cable (so it has an active internet connection), in a terminal run:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build essential

What is the returned in the terminal ?

Up to you if you want to carry on .. this IS fixable .. but your call :)

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:57 pm 
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PCNetSpec: I appreciate your help believe me! I just don't know how far you wanted to get involved with this issue... yes I would like a wireless connection as I said... I have all the stuff needed so why not!

Anyway... you state... Connect your PC to your router with an ethernet cable (so it has an active internet connection) The router is connected to an active internet connection but the computer says there 'isn't an active connection' via the router so is that OK?

Anyway here is what I got from Terminal (just as it did before when I first tried.)


stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
[sudo] password for stanley:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
linux-headers-generic is already the newest version.
build-essential is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
sane-utils pnm2ppa libqt4-assistant python-pexpect python-renderpm
avahi-daemon xscreensaver-gl libqt4-test libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-dbus
mysql-common python-reportlab-accel libnss-mdns libqt4-xmlpatterns
libqt4-help python-qt4 libqt4-webkit python-sip libqtcore4 python-qt4-dbus
libgle3 libqt4-sql libqt4-svg libphonon4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network
libqt4-designer libmysqlclient16 libdaemon0 libqtgui4 libqt4-script
libqt4-scripttools min12xxw python-reportlab libavahi-core6
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
stanley@stanley-desktop ~ $

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 Post subject: Re: rt2800usb driver
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:01 pm 
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I going to figure you MUST have an active internet connection, otherwise how would you be coming here ;) .. in any case you already have linux-headers-generic and build-essentil installed .. so, open a terminal and run:

Code:
cd ~/2011_0427_RT3572_Linux_STA_v2.5.0.0.AE1000

then
Code:
sudo make clean

then
Code:
sudo su

then
Code:
make

then
Code:
make install

then
Code:
exit

then
Code:
sudo modprobe rt3572sta


if you get an error again at the "make" command .. can you post the last 10 lines or so from the terminal.

or any other errors prior to that point.

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