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Old 03-04-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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Don't have firmware for my centos desktop


I recently loaded an HP Envy Desktop with Centos 6.3. I am getting a GNOMAE error that indicates I don't have firmware for my RALINK 3290 WIRELESS card.

I can't use hardwire, because of distance. I need to get the drivers for
this Ralink 3290 to work on CentOS 6.3. HELP! Any ideas?

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Hi cajunchief!

Since CentOS 6.3 is unsupported, have you considered taking a user-friendly distro (such as Linux Mint) for a test drive? I bet your card would probably work fine "out of the box" in a distro like Ubuntu or Mint.
 
Old 03-04-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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The other side of this is that CentOS is based on an Enterprise Linux. They are less accomodating of things like wifi - servers don't generally need it, clients do.
 
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Hi cajunchief!

Since CentOS 6.3 is unsupported, have you considered taking a user-friendly distro (such as Linux Mint) for a test drive? I bet your card would probably work fine "out of the box" in a distro like Ubuntu or Mint.
Snowpine, thanks for your comment it is something I will defintiely try LATER ON. I need to get Centos up and working as you may know it is very very close to Redhat Linux. I am trying to get my Redhat certification and my class disk is not working. So, I am trying to go the cheaper route and get something similar.

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #5
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OK, imagine this is your Red Hat certification exam, and this is the first question. What do you do?
 
Old 03-05-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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OK, imagine this is your Red Hat certification exam, and this is the first question. What do you do?
Snowpine, I don't have a skill to create a driver for the Ralink card, so I guess I would call Ralin?

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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Google is your friend in times like this, just need to use the right key words to find what your looking for.
 
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Snowpine, I don't have a skill to create a driver for the Ralink card, so I guess I would call Ralin?

cajunchief
You could call them... but then you wouldn't be able to download the driver over the phone.

What about their website? Did you check there yet?

http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/?sort=os
 
Old 03-05-2014, 01:38 PM   #9
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and CentOS 6.3 is UNSUPPORETD !!!
Cent ONLY supports the CURRENT minor versions
and that is now
CentOS 5.10
CentOS 6.5

you will have big problems even trying to install software on 6.3
the repos have been moved to the historical archive "the vault" and a place holder massage replaced it

THIS is now the WHOLE 6.3 repo
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.3/readme
Quote:
This directory (and version of CentOS) is depreciated. For normal users,
you should use /6/ and not /6.3/ in your path. Please see this FAQ
concerning the CentOS release scheme:

http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=34

If you know what you are doing, and absolutely want to remain at the 6.3
level, go to http://vault.centos.org/ for packages.

Please keep in mind that 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 no longer gets any updates, nor
any security fix's.
Upgrade to the CURRENT first
or if no network connection install the 6.5 dvd iso

Code:
su -
yum --releasever=6.5 upgrade
or
install the 6.5 repo list
-- 64 bit rpm ---
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.5/u...1.2.x86_64.rpm
and then run a update
 
Old 03-06-2014, 06:57 PM   #10
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and CentOS 6.3 is UNSUPPORETD !!!
Cent ONLY supports the CURRENT minor versions
and that is now
CentOS 5.10
CentOS 6.5

you will have big problems even trying to install software on 6.3
the repos have been moved to the historical archive "the vault" and a place holder massage replaced it

THIS is now the WHOLE 6.3 repo
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.3/readme


Upgrade to the CURRENT first
or if no network connection install the 6.5 dvd iso

Code:
su -
yum --releasever=6.5 upgrade
or
install the 6.5 repo list
-- 64 bit rpm ---
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.5/u...1.2.x86_64.rpm
and then run a update
JohnVV thanks for your assistance. I did install Centos 6.5. Now how do I get the ralink software installed?
cajunchief
 
Old 03-07-2014, 06:50 AM   #11
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JohnVV thanks for your assistance. I did install Centos 6.5. Now how do I get the ralink software installed?
cajunchief
snow gave you the answer earlier. scroll up and follow his link.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 05:01 PM   #12
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and CentOS 6.3 is UNSUPPORETD !!!
Cent ONLY supports the CURRENT minor versions
and that is now
CentOS 5.10
CentOS 6.5

you will have big problems even trying to install software on 6.3
the repos have been moved to the historical archive "the vault" and a place holder massage replaced it

THIS is now the WHOLE 6.3 repo
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.3/readme


Upgrade to the CURRENT first
or if no network connection install the 6.5 dvd iso

Code:
su -
yum --releasever=6.5 upgrade
or
install the 6.5 repo list
-- 64 bit rpm ---
http://mirrors.arsc.edu/centos/6.5/u...1.2.x86_64.rpm
and then run a update
JohnVV thanks mate, I am installing 6.5. Hope I can get it working.
cajunchief
 
  


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