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Old 06-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Arrow CentOS Wireless


Hi can someone help me install the wireless driver for my netbook. I have downloaded the relevant driver and tried to use "make" to install.

Here is the info:
[root@localhost rt3090-2.4.0.4]# lspci | grep -i wireless
01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

centos 6,uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.32-220.el6.i686 #1 SMP Tue Dec 6 16:15:40 GMT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Here is the error i'm getting:

[root@localhost rt3090-2.4.0.4]# make
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/waqs/rt3090-2.4.0.4/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/waqs/rt3090-2.4.0.4/tools'
/home/waqs/rt3090-2.4.0.4/tools/bin2h
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/waqs/rt3090-2.4.0.4/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.el6.i686/build SUBDIRS=/home/waqs/rt3090-2.4.0.4/os/linux modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
 
Old 06-29-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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it might be that you are missing the kernel headers, which are usually needed to build 3rd party drivers/modules.
Try to run, as root:
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yum install kernel-devel
I hope this would help

p.s.: please, when you post commands and/or terminal outputs, use the [CODE] tags, it makes the thread more readable..
 
Old 06-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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The

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Ralink corp. RT3090
Has been supported since

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rt2800pci is a driver produced by the rt2x00 project, supporting Ralink 802.11n PCI chipsets. Supported devices are listed at the end of this page.

"PCI: 1814:3062 Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
PCI: 1814:3090 Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
PCI: 1814:3091 Ralink corp. RT3091 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe
PCI: 1814:3092 Ralink corp. RT3092 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R PCIe"

It is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.33 and replaces the rt2860sta staging driver
So just making sure you

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I have downloaded the relevant driver
Maybe a newer kernel install in CentOS 6 may be a easier way to go to get the wireless n working.

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/De...ch-kernel.html
 
Old 06-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Have a look over at ELRepo http://elrepo.org/tiki/tiki-index.php ELRepo specializes in hardware drivers.

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.

Ken
 
Old 06-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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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.

Which are different animals than CentOS.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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Got the driver from elrepo, exact same problem.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Got the driver from elrepo, exact same problem.
what do you mean? make command fails the same way?

Anyway, what about this!?
 
Old 06-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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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?
 
Old 06-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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there are several downloads with my cards name on them. 3090. Shall I try another?
you could try, but I am afraid you'll still get stuck with the same error during make...

try with
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yum install kernel-headers
(I got it from here)
 
Old 06-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #13
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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
 
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http://fedoraproject.org/

It will probably support your wireless chip out
of the box on bootup.
 
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I shall look into fedora if I cannot get simple things like this to work on cent. Thank you
 
  


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