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Author Topic: Belkin rt73 not working.  (Read 5316 times)
Geekster
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« on: August 15, 2008, 01:56:07 am »

Hi all, I started using linux about a week ago. I tried pclos, puppy, xubuntu, and then vector. Vector seems to be the best os that I have tried out. But I cant get my rt73 usb wireless to work. I have tried all the things mentioned in this post. I dont even know if vector is mounting my usb. Before you try to help me, please remember Im a windows user until a week ago. I downloaded the cvs driver and tried to make and make install, but dont know if I did it correctly. My installed os is vl 5.9 light. My system is an old ibm 390 266mhz p2 ,256 ram, and 40 gb hd. Dual boot setup with win 2000 pro. Thanks in advance for you help.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 02:19:10 am »

pls post your lspci, lspcmcia, lsmod, lsusb as root while your wireless USB is plug in.....
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 10:35:25 am »

I'll try. The only terminal vl will let me use is xterm. How do I copy the text to a word processor or notepad so I can post the info. I don't type very good and thats a lot of text. I tried to change my terminal in the desktop settings but nothing happens.To be as clear as possible, my adapter is belkin usb g wireless with driver rt73.inf. model f5d7050.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 11:00:14 am »

Also, puppy linux did find my wireless and I was surfing on seamonkey. The reason I switched to vl was puppy kept trying to load the wrong driver for wireless and would crash the os.Of course my lack of experience may have been at fault.But vector looks so good, I got to get it working.
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gacurt
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 11:12:28 am »

I am using the same adapter. Installed the win2k driver from the cd in ndiswrapper and it works fine.

root:# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 050d:705a Belkin Components
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04b8:083a Seiko Epson Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 3 Device 2: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp.
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 3: ID 04b8:083a Seiko Epson Corp.
Bus 1 Device 5: ID 050d:705a Belkin Components
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 5 Device 2: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 5 Device 1: ID 0000:0000

After installation, I opened control center on the desktop,  "network", "wireless", then there is a message "probing for something", then askis if you want to try inserting a driver into ndiswrapper, say yes, insert belkin cd into drive, mount cd, if you're set up is the same as mine in zenity go to /mnt/cdrom/drivers/Win2KXP/rt73.inf.
Works great in light.
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Geekster
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 11:33:37 am »

Please explain zenity.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 12:35:12 pm »

Ok. There is 2 way to go with wireless driver in linux....
Either you use the linux driver or use ndiswrapper...
try below to get the detail......

http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/belkin/index.html
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Hardware#rt73
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Masta
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 06:15:21 pm »

I realize that you may still be "Windows Bound" out of habits and still getting comfortable in VectorLinux, so I wanted to mention that the first link in hata_ph's last post should have all of the answers, but I'm not sure it is laid out well for a newcomer . With that said, if you still need assistance on this, please let us know what you don't understand so that we can help guide you as easily as possible.

P.S.
      Welcome to VectorLinux , and I hope you find it as comfortable as a new home.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 06:49:13 pm »

for install or compile linux driver you can refer below link....just download the correct driver and compile it

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7041.0
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Geekster
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 11:41:27 pm »

I tried everything. In zenity I installed the rt73 with the cd and the warning popped up saying no wireless card found. I tried modprobe and the drivers seem to be installed. I think my usb is not working correctly with vector. Can I check usb functionality with a terminal.
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2008, 01:18:37 am »

lsusb indicates your usb is working imho. Please post the output of lsmod to check if the correct driver is being loaded and if there is no other one interfering.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2008, 03:08:23 am »

lsusb indicates your usb is working imho. Please post the output of lsmod to check if the correct driver is being loaded and if there is no other one interfering.

I think the lsusb output is from a different user....... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2008, 06:47:48 am »

LOL
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2008, 10:36:09 pm »

I am on vector now posting this reply.I borrowed my wife's cardbus wireless and figured out how to mount the cdrom and install the inf file with zenity following Gacurt's instructions. I think my usb adapter isnt being detected by vector for some reason. Also puppy linux kept trying to install the rt2570 drivers instead of the rt73. Thats when it crashed. Thanks for all of your advise.
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Masta
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008, 06:09:20 pm »

I wonder if some nifty skilled packager couldn't build a package to install and load that driver (even if it is mostly script) ....  just a thought for user convenience.
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