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Old 09-02-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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install process not working SuSE 10.1


I've done an out-of-the-box installation of SuSE 10.1 and I now need to get in internal wireless card connected to my router. I've found out that the card is a RaLink RT2500, and so downloaded the relevant Linux driver for it.

Now I have no idea how to install it, or how will I know if it installed ok?

There is a readme file with the following instructions...

For 2.6 series kernel:
a. run 'cd STA/Module'
'cp ./2.6.x/Makefile .'
'cp ./2.6.x/load .'

b. $make -C /path/to/source SUBDIRS=$PWD modules
Where /path/to/source is the path to the source directory for the (configured and built) target kernel.

c. run '/sbin/insmod rt2500.ko' (as root)
'/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up'

I get as far 'a.' when I do the "cp ./2.6.x/Makefile" command, i get this .. "cp: cannot create regular file './Makefile' : Permission denied".

It's driving me crazy, can't find anything that explains the install process anywhere. Be gratefull if anyone can help.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Agent_White
I get as far 'a.' when I do the "cp ./2.6.x/Makefile" command, i get this .. "cp: cannot create regular file './Makefile' : Permission denied".
Where did you extract the archive containing the files to? If you extracted to a directory that only root can write to, then you'll need to be root. Also, you're missing the . at the end of that line. It is important, because it specifies where you want the aforementioned file to be copied to (the . means the current directory).
 
Old 09-04-2006, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying. It's alright now, I managed to find a really rather detailed tutorial specific to installing this driver, and it works perfectly now.

cheers
 
Old 09-07-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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Similar problems - backed by my own distinct lack of knowledge..

Could you please tell me where to get this tutorial...

Many tks
 
Old 09-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #5
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Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Following yet another tutorial:

linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module # make
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
rt2500.ko failed to build!
make: *** [module] Error 1
linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-1.1.0-b4/Module #

The `make` command works in other areas but won`t work in this one....

any ideas ?
 
Old 09-07-2006, 10:28 AM   #6
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Have you actually got a makefile in the current directory? Did you copy it without problems (I'm assuming you're using the same instructions as the OP originally).
 
Old 09-08-2006, 08:30 AM   #7
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The tutorial i used can be found here ...

https://linux.wordpress.com/2006/05/...-rt2500-wi-fi/

It solved my problem in one, and that is on SuSE 10.1 with the RT2500 type wi-fi

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 08:08 AM   #8
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Thanks Both,
I`ve followed the walkthrough and so far it doesnt look like the wifi is being recognised. Presumably I`ve missed something here. It`s working ok in win xp


linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module # make
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.16.13-4 O=../linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default modules
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module # make install
echo "2.6 module install"
2.6 module install
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.16.13-4-default/build SUBDIRS=/root/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module modules_install
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
make -C ../../../linux-2.6.16.13-4 O=../linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default modules_install
INSTALL /root/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module/rt2500.ko
DEPMOD 2.6.16.13-4-default
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/x86_64/default'
/sbin/depmod -a
linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:133:F0:29:49
inet addr:10.10.1.18 Bcast:10.10.63.255 Mask:255.255.192.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:51272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1017 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4730922 (4.5 Mb) TX bytes:279071 (272.5 Kb)
Interrupt:209 Base address:0xac00

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
RX packets:109 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:109 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7318 (7.1 Kb) TX bytes:7318 (7.1 Kb)

linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

linux-wdz8:~/Desktop/rt2500-cvs-2006090709/Module #
 
Old 09-14-2006, 02:29 AM   #9
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Hmm. Ok, it sounds like you are trying to achieve exactly the same as I was, so at the minute I can off two suggestions/questoins...

The command line output you've posted doesn't seem to contain any errors, so...

a) Are you sure the type of WiFi card you have is a Ralink RT2500
b) Having already tried previous installations of the driver, you may want to attempt removeing any/all instances of them and then starting again with the walk through. I'm not sure how I would go about that myself, as like yourself don't have much knowledge of linux yet. But if you aren't currently using linux for anything important yet, I would start with a fresh install of SuSE 10.1 and then, using the walkthrough, install the WiFi driver as your first task. (and that is what I did several times before I found the walkthrough).

Let me know how you get on.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 02:32 AM   #10
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One more thing, also use the driver that is linked to in walkthrough. I guess you'll have to download it from another computer and copy it accross or something along those lines.
 
Old 09-15-2006, 06:22 AM   #11
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Tried that and still no change. I`ve also tried completely disabling the "wired" network connection and re-installing the rt2500 from the link on your walkthrough but having no success. The Hardware information sees the Network card vendor as RaLink, so it looks like the card is actually what I thought it was. A PCMCIA wireless card works fine but I don`t want to go that way... any other ideas ?

Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:28 AM   #12
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Looks like the problem is that my system is running on 64bit, and this driver doesn`t like it. I`ve upgraded to the Intel 2200bg and everything is working find.... very frustrating but I suppose thats what it`s all about.

Many thanks for all your help.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 02:21 AM   #13
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Hey ya,

I was actually going to suggest that, but I didn't know too much about 64bit, so wasn't sure if it was the issue or not.

Glad it all works for you now.
 
  


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