Debian Installation :: Rosewill RNX-N1 (chipset Rt2870sta) Not Working?
Jan 19, 2010
I'm following this guide to get wireless working: http://wiki.debian.org/rt2870sta I'm on debian lenny x86 arch 2.6.30-bpo.2-686 I have debian-backports-keyring, linux-image-2.6.30-bpo.2-686, firmware-ralink, wireless-tools, wpasupplicant, (network-manager-gnome OR wicd) and their dependencies installed.
lsmod lists the module as loaded iwconfig lists the interface ifconfig up brings up the iface with nm-applet loaded, I CANNOT see any wireless networks, though I know there are several in range. with wicd, i specified ra0 (my wifi iface) as the wireless interface and I CANNOT see any wireless networks.
First time user who has just picked up a nice old Sony netbook to give Debian a try on. Only problem is, this little thing doesn't come with any form of Ethernet card or port, and has to rely on a USB D-link DWA 140 B1 Rev Dongle. This device identifies itself as the Type RT2870 device and when i do "lsusb", it comes out as RALink RT2870. Running the CD install of Lenny, Kernel 2.6.26-2-686, and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get this damn Wireless card working.
The Wiki tells me to look into Upping the kernel to 2.6.32, which unfortunately requires some form of internet access for the backports Also consulted and tried (unsuccessfully, the make command would not run properly) this guy's advice: [URL].... Do any of you kind people have any advice or things for me to try to finally figure out how to get this little laptop online?
I've been following this guide for squeeze: [URL] After getting the wireless-tools and firmware-ralink packages installed with no internet, I managed to installthe driver using modprobe rt2870sta (the 4th step). With the module loaded and the device plugged in (a RangePlusWireless Network USB Adapter with the WUSB100v2 chipset), iwconfig returned something like
and then ifconfig wlan0 up returned ERROR while getting interface flags: no available device
I've often installed Debian Netinstall and added the nVidia driver for my monitors. I just purchased a new PC that has this as part of its description:AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics..I have monitors connected to both its analog and digital outputs. Larger distros have enabled a good video driver automatically, but I need to know how to do this for my Debian Netinstall partition. The video performance is horribly slow right now.
I've been using an Asus motherboard with the Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN chipset for a couple of years now. It works great with any 32 bit OS, but has always failed when a 64 bit OS is installed - even Win 7. I plan to switch up to 64 bit Slack, and I need to use an ancient 3COM PCI card to get 64 bit connectivity.
I recently tested many 64 bit Linux distros (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, PCBSD, etc), and I found that none seem to work except Fedora 12 and OpenSUSE 13.1. They have somehow gotten the skge modules to work with this chipset. Even the "driver" that Marvell recommends to use with this chipset fails (they say to use the sk98lin module).
Any ideas how OpenSUSE can get this chipset working with 64 bit OSs? I've thought about copying the skge.h and skge.c files from OpenSUSE's kernel source and replacing the ones in the Slackware kernel source for recompiling, but I'm not sure if this would be a another waste of time.
I posted this in Absolute Beginner Talk because I thought that this place might be too technical for me, but I didn't get much of a response there. Does anyone know where I can find a decent driver for this USB wireless card? It uses the RTL8187L chipset for Ubuntu 9.10?
I can connect to my wi-fi network, but I can only seem to download any data for 10 seconds to a minute after connecting. After this it still says that it is connected but updates and web browsing do not work. The connection works fine on my windows partition with the drivers that came with the device. I found this, old thread about the issue but I frankly have no idea what these people are talking about:[URL].. There do appear to be linux drivers on the CD that came with the device but I don't understand how to install them and the above thread seems to suggest that I shouldnt bother trying...
There is a folder titled Linux on the driver CD which contains two folders, a .zip of each of them is attached if it helps. I also found this and tried it will a lot of errors and confusing output.
My graphics card (00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03))
used to work fine, but yesterday I opened glest and it crashed my computer within 5 seconds. No picture was ever displayed. I downloaded another 3D game called Nogravity (Glest being my only one, I wanted something else to test) and it crashed after a few minutes of play and I had to restart. After all the crashes kerneloops came up with a report.
Here is the most recent one:
I did recently notice that I have no direct 3D rendering, it comes up with something like: No (LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT SET)
I do not know whether I used to have it, but I do know that 3D apps used to run perfectly well. (In fact the stability of 3D apps was what converted me from Ubuntu where they crashed every 5 minutes)
I ran glxgears for 5 seconds and it gave me 420 FPS.
I have a ICM532 chipset based webcam (D-Link DSB-C320). I could not find a solution across the forums to get the camera working properly for me on Ubuntu 10.10. There is a thread [URL] concerning the same chipset on the forums, but it is quite old. I do not want to risk breaking my system while attempting the fix. It would be really helpful if you could help me on the same. Also, when I check the webcam through Cheese, I get images with alternating yellow-tinge and blue-tinge.
Looks like Pulse is the cause of another problem with the ICE1721 chipset (when will this madness end!!). Anyways I have a pulseverbrose.log file that I'll pastebin here: Ubuntu Pastebin Also results of /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh are here: Ubuntu Pastebin The symptoms are:
1. with Pulse I can play a guitar through inputs 1&2 and hear the output, but can not play any pgms like Banshee at all.
2. After "killall pulseaudio" I can then play Banshee but no external inputs, like a guitar.
1. OpenSuse 11.4 2. 184.108.40.206-0.5-default Kernel 3. pulse-0.9.22 4. cat /proc/asound/version=Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23 5. Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23=alsa-220.127.116.11-4.7.1.i586, alsa-utils-18.104.22.168-3.1.i586, alsa-firmware-22.214.171.124-3.1.noarch
I'll update this post with more info as I get into it further..
I'm having troubles using this not so new webcam. I didnt found any thread that have a problem like mine. In older kernel versions the webcam started working compiling and installing zc3xx module, but as far as I googled and lsmod this module now comes with default kernel. As I can see, the module itself recognizes the webcam, but fails in the process.Does someone have some idea of fixing? Should I report it to launchpad (and so, which section?)?
other forums to get my Zonet ZEW1642D to work on my new install of Ubuntu Studio 10.10. None of the how-tos I've found APPEAR to have worked although I guess I'm not entirely sure how I would know. There is a pair of computers at the top right of my screen by the date/time. When I right click there the following are all checked:
but when I click Connection Information Auto eth0 is the only connection that comes up (which must be the wired connection I'm using to submit this) Here are the things I've tried:
1) README_STA included in the driver files downloaded from the Ralink website although I must admit this was a bit over my head 2) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1045703 3) http://www.hyperborea.org/journal/20...i-ralink-3062/
Just installed Ubuntu Studio 10.04 and everything seems to be working nicely except I have no networking.
The card does not appear in the Network Settings GUI. The only 3 tabs I have are General, DNS, and Hosts.
A screen grab is attached.
I'm a long time Windows user trying out some of the best Linux creative apps I can find. So, Ubuntu Studio was a no brainer. I checked the manufacturer's site for linux drivers and they are available, but I don't know how current. (Edimax site, not RaLink's site.) I opened the file and it looks like it needs to be compiled and installed to work. Something I know almost nothing about. The card is listed as supported in this forum for Ubuntu 9x but I can't find information about it for 10.04
PS. I have no networking on the system but I can transfer files via USB flash drives if needed.
Some System info:
1 ) Machine Brand and Model (PC/Laptop): Dell Precision 650
2 ) Wireless Brand, Model and Wireless Chipset: 03:0c.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
3 ) check interface: robert@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
I am preparing to install Debian. I use an USB-adapter for wireless network access, the chipset of the network card in the adapter is "Atheros AR9271". Using this adapter is my only means of accessing the internet.
For some reason I had a hunch that my adapter might not be supported in Debian. I started searching around and found that quite a few people have been having some difficulties installing it to work in Debian. So, when I will have installed Debian there seems to be a significant risk I won't be able to go online.
Since I don't have any other way of connecting to the internet, thus no other network card and no parallel computer to use, I will get in trouble when I have to try to get my adapter to work with Debian. That is to say, it will be impossible to search for solutions on Google, ask for help online etc. I want to forestall such a situation. Hence a few questions:
1) What exactly will I have to do in order to be able to use the adapter with Debian?
2) Is there any way of doing it without going online after I have finished installing Debian? I'm thinking about if it would, for example, be possible to include any required files in the installation package I will use to install Debian?
I have spent the better part of 2 days perusing these forums for assistance. Here is the short story:I run a 7 year old custom build with a 82865G Intel Chipset and a NVIDIA FX5200 graphics card. Had been running a sluggish XP and after adding 2GB of fresh RAM wished to start fresh with my old friend, Ubuntu.
I've tried 10.04 LTS with and without my NVIDIA card installed with no luck. I have successfully installed 10.04 using the alternate install, but this also goes to black. I can hold shift to see GRUB and play around there, but no luck so far. I've also tried 9.10 but have not gotten past the pulsing Ubuntu image. I've seen plenty of support for NVDIA and Intel onboard graphics chips suggesting boot commands like nomodeset and i9015.modeset=0/1...it's all falling short.
I'm heavily leaning towards just installing an earlier LTS or a different linux distro all together. If there no one can help me debug, maybe someone can suggest a distro that will make me happy.
I am trying to install OpenCL on Debian Jessie with a Nvidia chipset. I have installed: nvidia-libopencl1, nvidia-opencl-icd and opencl-headers based on a website instruction. When I run a test program it DOES FIND libOpenCL.so.1 ...... but does NOT FIND libOpenCL nor libOpenCL.so
I'm running Debian Lenny. I want to get a wireless card working. Spent ages trying to get my betgear WG111T wireless dongle to work with ndiswrapper with no luck so I'm going to fork out for a wireless card. I've googled extensively but haven't really found a satisfactory answer. Is there a wireless card/chipset that I can count on working fairly easily or even better out of the box with Lenny?
What seems like forever ago now I tried to install Linux on this Intel 82855GME chipset laptop I was given. I started off with Fedora because it's what I'm most familiar with, unfortunately the live disk would crash at GDM so I could never get anywhere with it. Even doing a console based install would crash, but it at least pointed me in the right direction, it seemed the kernel was crashing for some reason (see image)Fedora livedisk crashlivedisk-error.jpg (95.96 KiB) Viewed 695 times
I'm trying to get dual monitors working on a fresh install of debian from the netinst install cd. I did not allow the installer to download any packages and then manually installed xorg gnome-core & gdm using apt-get.
The monitors are plugged into the onboard vga and dvi ports of my motherboard. I believe the chipset is intel.
im having problems finalizing the installation of fedora 10 on a new ASUS P5E-VM that uses Intel G35 chipset.
1. i think fedora did not recognize the video driver since all the installation was in text mode and i cannot use "init 5" to load a UI
2. i tried to find some drivers (if any1 can recommend a rpm that i can download i will apprichiate it very much) but could not transfer them to the fedora since i could not mount any USB disk on key in the linux i tried using: mount -t vfat /mnt/usb (after mkdir /mnt/usb)
3. i tried to burn the driver but then could not access the dvd...
4. no internet connection yet... but thats because i cannot access my network drives that are on the USB key as well...
Now, this works for me for reasons I'm not going to try and pretend to understand. I only know that this works (for now) for me without reverting to the vesa driver as detailed in [URL]... I'm using the intel 855gm chipset on an old dell inspiron 700m laptop (really, I just need to buy a new laptop ). After updating to 10.04, the laptop froze to a blank black screen on boot (after grub). Using Workaround A in the link above got me to some boot code or sometime the Ubuntu splash screen before freezing, so I figured Workaround F was the way to go. Of course I've since then learned that AccelMethod and VideoRam are moot. BUT I made a typo while editing my xorg.conf file, which gave me the "Linux running on low graphics mode" (or whatever it says). I chose to boot anyway, and everything works fine. Videos, 3D graphics, everything I've been able to test so far. If I take out the text in the xorg.conf file that can't be parsed, I'm back to the freezes.
I have a tenda wireless adaptor running on 11.04 natty. The USB id is: 148F 3070
Using the already installed drivers rt2800usb it can connect to all 13 channels but is very flaky, transfers slowing and stopping regularly. The rt2870sta driver is a lot more stable, but it will only connect to channels 1-11, but I need to use channel 13 due to massive wifi congestion on other channels...
I've tried iwpriv but it says there are no ioctls for the device.
Is there any way to get the installed driver rt2870sta to scan and connect to channel 13?
I've also tried to install the latest drivers from the ralink website: rt2870sta says it can see all 14 channels, but fails to scan. I also tried rt3070 driver but I cannot insmod as there are errors...
I have a TP T400 and wanted to use a bit of Linux. Installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my notebook using Virtualbox. The problem is that it doesn't recognizes the video chipset, which is a X4500 integrated graphics. After booting I receive an error msg saying that my video is not recognized and asks if I want to fix it. Dunno how to do that, so I cancel. After that I can only use 800x600, wanted widescreen (1440x900). Is there a simple way to fix it? Liked Ubuntu, wanted to use it.