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I have downloaded the headers and all development packages. Including build essentials, so I also believe it is the wrong driver, however, I got it from the ralink site so now I'm confused. I loaded the live USB for pclinux as the Wireless was working on there. Checked the driver which is running, it was 2800 not 2870. So I think you are right rokytnji. Shall I follow what the official site says or just download the one which works on pclinux.
Have a read of the ELRepo documentation. They tell you how to identify your wireless card, how to check its fingerprint against their hardware database and determine if the correct driver is available. Some are easy and some not so easy. You can also post a question on the centos.org forums. I recognize a couple of the folks behind ELRepo as regular contributors to the CentOS forums. They have helped me a lot.
Shall I follow what the official site says or just download the one which works on pclinux.
Man, I don't know. I have been gun shy of rpm based distros ever since Mandriva 2009 spring. (rawhide rpm hell for me)
Maybe a Fedora or redhat driver might be better, as I am not sure if default file paths between PCLoS and CentOS are compatible with a rpm driver install (I guess you can try and if it fails, uninstall pclos driver via yum). I am a apt-get type of user or source user when I am in Puppy Linux.
Maybe the site is wrong or has a different kernel version. I just cannot seem to work with this driver.
There is a way on ubuntu to port over Windows drivers. Using ndiswrapper, I think. Do you guys know of a way to bring windows software, in this case the driver for this card, into Linux? If only they compiled all windows exe's as libraries/archives. Coz the windows driver is working on the same card.
Thanks for your reply.
I mean I get the exact same error as I did with the first driver. The same one on the first post. The link you provided is exactly the place where I got the first driver from, I did spot something, however. there are several downloads with my cards name on them. 3090. Shall I try another?
Ah I missed the kernel headers, however its still the same problem. I've just installed the kernel headers also.
So it all boils down to the fact that centos is rubbish with hardware compatibility.
In actual fact, the reason Im messing about with centos in the first place is coz my uni lectures said practice on a redhat based distro. I found centos, also I find redhat and centos are used in business a lot. Do you know of another distro which is close to redhat? Why does slackware not have package management?
Sorry to go a bit of topic. Lol. Thanks