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Old 05-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #16
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I tried doing "sudo modprobe rt2800pci" and nothing happens.
Do you mean that nothing was output to screen or that nothing changed when you run lspci after the modprobe?
 
Old 05-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #17
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Do you mean that nothing was output to screen or that nothing changed when you run lspci after the modprobe?
Nothing was output to the terminal so i assume the command completed successfully.

I ran iwconfig and got:

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skilo@HP-2000-Notebook-PC:/$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
So still no wifi.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #18
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Well i did some more searching on the interwebs and found a year old thread on ubuntuforums where some guy got this card to work by installing a backport module.

So i did this command and now everything is working fine.

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sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-precise-generic
 
Old 05-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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Well just when i thought i had this issue solved i rebooted my system and now i have no wireless again.

This time when i run lspci i get:

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skilo@HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ lspci -vv -s 01:00.0
01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 539b
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 18ed
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 7
	Region 0: Memory at 52500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: rt2800pci
Indicating that the module is installed, I even ran sudo modprobe rt2800pci and nothing happens.

iwconfig shows this now:

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skilo@HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
This really grinds my gears, Linux must hate thit laptop or maybe HP must hate linux.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #20
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So now when i run sudo modprobe rt2800pci i get:

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skilo@HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo modprobe rt2800pci
[sudo] password for skilo:
WARNING: Error inserting cfg80211 (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/cfg80211.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting mac80211 (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/mac80211.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting rt2x00lib (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/rt2x00lib.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting rt2x00pci (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/rt2x00pci.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting crc_ccitt (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/kernel/lib/crc-ccitt.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting rt2800lib (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/rt2800lib.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting rt2800pci (/lib/modules/3.2.0-44-generic/updates/cw-3.6/rt2800pci.ko): Invalid module format
 
Old 05-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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Well i gave up on ubuntu, Too many errors and bugs for me, LOL and i thought 12.04 was supposed to be stable? Horse Stable maybe...

I decided to go with debian 7 and my wifi card was easily enabled with a simple command after adding a non-free repo, So im satisfied now.

I guess i can mark the thread as solved because it is as long as you dont use ubuntu with this card LOL.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #22
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Well, I'll type what I was going to earlier:
For some reason people maintain that Ubuntu is easier to install than Debian. That may have been true at one point but now Ubuntu is just Debian with a lot of flashy stuff added some of which actually makes it harder to work with.
 
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Well, I'll type what I was going to earlier:
For some reason people maintain that Ubuntu is easier to install than Debian. That may have been true at one point but now Ubuntu is just Debian with a lot of flashy stuff added some of which actually makes it harder to work with.
Yep, It was basically a total failure for me, And the wireless issue was not the only problem either, I would log in and out of the system and unity would sometimes default back to 2d mode lol so the screen would flicker and the dock thing on the left would sometimes fail to load lol.

Horrible OS.
 
Old 10-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #24
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Well i gave up on ubuntu, Too many errors and bugs for me, LOL and i thought 12.04 was supposed to be stable? Horse Stable maybe...

I decided to go with debian 7 and my wifi card was easily enabled with a simple command after adding a non-free repo, So im satisfied now.

I guess i can mark the thread as solved because it is as long as you dont use ubuntu with this card LOL.

Hi, I have the same card. Can you tell me if you succeed to activate bluetooth device ? I have no problem with wifi, but can' t do anything for the bluetooth, with Ubuntu or Debian.
Thank you for your help.

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