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Author Topic: Ralink Wifi in Vector 6.0  (Read 1653 times)
Jherz
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« on: May 14, 2009, 05:59:12 pm »

Sorry to bother everyone with what may be a stupid question. I am so close to getting Vector on my laptop I can taste it. I got everything working under Vector 5.9 except WPA. I read that 6.0 handles WPA better and have done a fresh install of 6.0. I am using an Edimax EW7708PN wifi card with the included Ralink drivers. The thing is that now that I am trying the same driver in 6.0, it will not "make". I would post this question in a wifi driver forum, but since the install worked in 5.9 and not in 6.0, and since the error appears to me to relate to directories and where things should be, I wonder if my problem is distro-related. Thanks for any help. Here is my output from the make command

jherz:$ make
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jherz/2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jherz/2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/tools'
/home/jherz/2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/tools/bin2h
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/jherz/2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/os/linux/Makefile
make  -C  /lib/modules/2.6.27.12/build SUBDIRS=/home/jherz/2008_0918_RT2860_Linux_STA_v1.8.0.0/os/linux modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.27.12/build'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.27.12/build'
make: *** [liNUX] Error 2
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 07:26:05 pm »

I don't know for sure about drivers but for normal programs (maybe no difference) you have to do "configure" first and then "make".
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 07:54:48 pm »

pls provide output of ifconfig -a, lspci and lsmod...

are you using VL5.9 or 6 now?
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Jherz
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 06:00:05 pm »

Daniel and hata_ph, thanks so much for responding.

Daniel: The Ralink README does not mention configure, and I installed it in VL 5.9 using only make and make install as per README.

hata_ph: I am now using VL 6.0. Vector recognizes the wifi card (Network controller: RaLink Unknown device 0601). I believe that there is no driver listed in lsmod for the card. The ralink driver which installed successfully in 5.9 and which I have been unable to install in VL 6.0 is rt2860sta.ko
here are the three outputs you requested:


root:# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:d0:59:13:a9:94 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Vector://home/jherz
root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 03)
00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1211
00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro (rev dc)
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E (rev 10)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 09)
00:09.1 Serial controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem
01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Unknown device 0601
Vector://home/jherz
root:# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_midi            6944  0
snd_seq_dummy           3716  0
snd_seq_oss            31872  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6912  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48368  6 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss            37408  0
snd_mixer_oss          15104  1 snd_pcm_oss
speedstep_smi           5136  0
speedstep_lib           4740  1 speedstep_smi
freq_table              4352  1 speedstep_smi
snd_es1968             25216  1
gameport               11020  1 snd_es1968
snd_ac97_codec         99492  1 snd_es1968
ac97_bus                2432  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                67972  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              19976  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          8840  2 snd_es1968,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         7680  1 snd_es1968
irtty_sir               5888  0
snd_rawmidi            19872  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_mpu401_uart
sir_dev                11780  1 irtty_sir
snd_seq_device          7436  5 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd                    51492  14 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               7008  1 snd
rtc_cmos               10144  0
irda                  108984  1 sir_dev
rtc_core               15132  1 rtc_cmos
rtc_lib                 3328  1 rtc_core
crc_ccitt               2688  1 irda
i2c_piix4               8592  0
radio_maestro           7296  0
serio_raw               6020  0
e100                   33036  0
mii                     5376  1 e100
videodev               33792  1 radio_maestro
i2c_core               21268  1 i2c_piix4
v4l1_compat            14852  1 videodev
parport_pc             35908  0
parport                31724  1 parport_pc
joydev                 10048  0
evdev                  10144  5
Vector://home/jherz
root:#
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hata_ph
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 07:01:06 pm »

try this...

http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Linux.html
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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