Pls. help me install Linux driver (Ralink RT2860 chipset)

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  1. taytong888

    taytong888 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Toshiba P3 laptop with XP Pro-Karmic Ubuntu-GNOME openSUSE. Windows uses Windows driver from Ralink. Karmic Ubuntu uses Linux driver from Ralink. I have not been able to install Ralink's Linux driver in open SUSE. The PCMCIA card is Airlink101 Model AWLC 6080 which has Ralink RT2860 chipset, 300 Mbps wireless N, and it's always plugged in and always has lights on. The laptop has a built-in wireless B Toshiba mini-PCI card that is disabled in Windows Device Manager. My problem is that wireless N connection is fine under both Windows and Ubuntu but there's no wireless connection at all in openSUSE.

    Here's what shown in the terminal:

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # hwinfo --wlan

    16: PCMCIA 00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
    [Created at pcmcia.84]
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pcmcia__1__1
    Unique ID: 7qVy.lG4e6KMEdl8
    Parent ID: 6Ogo.J5lSzbB0WR8
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:02:0c.0/0.0
    SysFS BusID: 0.0
    Hardware Class: network
    Model: "TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Card"
    Hotplug: CardBus
    Socket: 0
    Vendor: pcmcia 0x0156 "TOSHIBA"
    Device: pcmcia 0x0002 "Wireless LAN Card"
    Driver: "orinoco_cs"
    Driver Modules: "orinoco_cs"
    Device File: eth1
    Features: WLAN
    HW Address: 00:02:2d:26:70:1c
    Link detected: no
    WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462
    WLAN bitrates: 1 2 5.5 11
    WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP
    WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
    Module Alias: "pcmcia:m0156c0002f06fn00pfn00paB4585A1Apb0B537C13pcD27DEB1Apd00000000"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: hostap_cs is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe hostap_cs"
    Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: orinoco_cs is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe orinoco_cs"
    Extra Info: TOSHIBA, Wireless LAN Card, Version 01.01
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #12 (CardBus bridge)

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # lspci -vnn

    02:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller [8086:2449] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation EtherExpress PRO/100 VE [8086:3013]
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    Memory at f7dff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    I/O ports at df40
    Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: e100
    02:0d.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support [1179:0617] (rev 31)
    Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
    Memory at f7d02000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=02, secondary=0b, subordinate=0e, sec-latency=0
    Memory window 0: 28000000-2bfff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 38000000-3bfff000
    I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
    I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus

    07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2800 802.11n PCI [1814:0601]
    Subsystem: Device [1948:3c87]
    Flags: slow devsel, IRQ 11
    Memory at 34000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # /sbin/lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 11)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 11)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BAM IDE U100 Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/XP (rev 63)
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
    02:0c.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    02:0d.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 31)
    02:0d.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC100 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 31)
    07:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2800 802.11n PCI

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # /sbin/lspci -n

    00:00.0 0600: 8086:1130 (rev 11)
    00:01.0 0604: 8086:1131 (rev 11)
    00:1e.0 0604: 8086:2448 (rev 03)
    00:1f.0 0601: 8086:244c (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 0101: 8086:244a (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 0c03: 8086:2442 (rev 03)
    00:1f.4 0c03: 8086:2444 (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 0401: 8086:2445 (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 0703: 8086:2446 (rev 03)
    01:00.0 0300: 1023:9910 (rev 63)
    02:08.0 0200: 8086:2449 (rev 03)
    02:0c.0 0607: 104c:ac50 (rev 01)
    02:0d.0 0607: 1179:0617 (rev 31)
    02:0d.1 0607: 1179:0617 (rev 31)
    07:00.0 0280: 1814:0601

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # dmesg | less
    (too long but has no relevant info)

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # /usr/sbin/iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"snynhatrang" Nickname:"HERMES I"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: None
    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s Sensitivity:1/3
    Retry limit:8 RTS thr:eek:ff Fragment thr:eek:ff
    Encryption key:eek:ff
    Power Management:eek:ff
    Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=-122 dBm Noise level=-122 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:6
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    (Note: this eth1 is from wireless B Toshiba minicard that's built-in)

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth1 Scan completed :
    Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:33:B4:E1:D8
    ESSID:"snynhatrang"
    Mode:Master
    Channel:1
    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
    Signal level:-33 dBm Noise level:-94 dBm
    Encryption key:eek:n
    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
    Group Cipher : CCMP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Extra:tsf=0000005825971b55
    Extra:bcn_int=100
    Extra:capab=0x0411
    Extra: Last beacon: 236ms ago

    It appears that something prevents the Ralink RT2860STA.ko driver from being installed or working properly. I cannot use ndiswrapper because the Windows version of Ralink driver has no INF or SYS files.

    I would very much appreciate your help and suggestions.
     
  2. taytong888

    taytong888 Registered Member

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    Additional info:

    linux-yhaa:/home/hoe # dmesg | grep firmware

    [ 20.762556] orinoco_cs 0.0: firmware: requesting agere_sta_fw.bin
    [ 20.808720] eth1: Attempting to download firmware agere_sta_fw.bin
    [ 69.832149] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 75.242535] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 80.429406] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 85.574176] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 90.258874] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 95.507631] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 101.114949] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 106.454553] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 111.940164] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 115.293425] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 120.519657] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 125.826918] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 131.063218] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 136.342734] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 140.250472] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 145.470354] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 150.692944] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 155.888185] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
    [ 161.122633] eth1: Lucent/Agere firmware doesn't support manual roaming
     
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