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Author Topic: Problems whit wireless  (Read 7162 times)
umfufu
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« on: August 07, 2008, 10:17:28 am »

Hello there,

I've installed vector linux light final edition.
everything works out of the box but not my wireless card.
I use a asus WL-107g
when i use vlwifi  after probing hardware it did not find a wireless card
Can anyone give me help with so i can get on the internet?
regards
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 11:04:38 am »

http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/HOWTOS

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 01:23:05 pm »

Um... I don't think that link will help.   It just says the card should work.

Can you give us the output of lsmod?  Are we sure the driver is even being loaded?  That would be the first step in troubleshooting this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 08:55:15 am »

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Can you give us the output of lsmod?  Are we sure the driver is even being loaded?  That would be the first step in troubleshooting this.
How do i have to do this?
newbie to vector you know. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 09:26:59 am »

I didn't know.  In any case lsmod is a standard Linux command, not something specific to Vector.  Also bigpaws' link points me to real HOW-TOs now.  I don't know why it changed (maybe he changed it) but the information there, which does answer the question well, is probably not for newbies.  Anyway, follow the link and see if you understand which driver your card uses and see if you understand the Slackware instructions.  Vector Linux is based on Slackware.

To determine if the driver is loaded:

Open a terminal window and at the command line just type in:

Code:
lsmod | grep rt25

Post the results here.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 09:36:58 am »

run below command in terminal as root

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lspci
lspcmcia
lsmod
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umfufu
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 10:52:03 am »

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Code:

lsmod | grep rt25

I tried that in terminal but nothing to post about. gave me nothing.

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lspci
lspcmcia
lsmod

when i do this as root get the following.
with lspci: at the end 02:00.0 network controller: Ralink RT2500 802.11g cardbus/mini-pci(rev 01)
with lspcmia : socket 0 Bridge  [yenta_cardbus] (bus ID: 0000:00:0a.0) cardbus card -- see lspci for more information
With lsmod: can't do this because dont know how to cursor up in this terminal stuff
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 12:12:23 pm »

OK, your lspci output showed that the OS knows that the wireless card is there.  That's a good start.

As root type in:

lsmod | grep rt25

That will only give you lsmod output for the module(s) you are looking for rather than a list of all the modules.  If you want to look at all the modules type in:

lsmod | more

That will give you one page of output and you can hit enter to look at entries below the end of the first page.

The terminal in Vector Linux Light (xterm) is pretty primitive.  It has no scrollbar and no tabs.  You might want to install mrxvt.  That will give you a scrollbar so that you can look at what's above the top of the terminal window more easily.  It also provides tabs.
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umfufu
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 12:39:52 pm »

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As root type in:

lsmod | grep rt25
As say in previous post there is nothing to post.
as i type it an press enter nothing happens.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 03:14:15 pm »

That means the rt2500 module is not currently loaded.
I think the solution is to compile and install the module from that page.
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umfufu
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 11:39:14 pm »

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That means the rt2500 module is not currently loaded.
I think the solution is to compile and install the module from that page.

Ok, but how do i make this work, don't know anything of compiling or adding  drivers to vector. Embarrassed
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 02:33:03 am »

just follow below link....

http://forums.opensuse.org/archives/sf-archives/network-internet/wireless-networking/339333-rt2500-rt2500pci.html
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2008, 02:50:55 am »

Before you try to compile those drivers, can you just try (as root):
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modprobe rt2500
or
Code:
modprobe rt2500pci

I think those drivers were supposed to be included in kernels after 2.6.24
I don't know what the kernel version is in VL Light, but it might be that you don't need to compile new drivers.
(you can check the kernel version by typing "uname -r")

If it doesn't load the module or if after loading you still cannot get vlwifi to find the card, then follow the link that hata_ph posted. It has some detailed instructions of all the commands you need to type to compile the driver that you download from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz.

Hope this helps...
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 02:58:00 am »

Oh, and for compiling the driver, you'll need the kernel source installed.
(I don't know if that's on the VL Light CD)
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008, 03:09:34 am »

If you need to compile them, I would just try "make" and "make install" on the module directory after you extract and untar the file, and ignore those first commands... but don't quote me on that.
Then do "modprobe rt2500" and vlwifi should be ready to go.
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