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Old 06-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Slackware-12.1 and 'buggy' Serialmonkey rt2x00 drivers?


Serial monkey's web page says that its rt2x00 drivers have been included in the latest kernel, but that they are 'buggy'. Would Slackware-12.1 work with my Edimax 802.11g Turbo Wireless LAN dongle?
 
Old 06-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'm not sure if it would. You could try and see what happens. Post errors here and see if we can assist you.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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Slackware-12.1 and 'buggy' rt73 Serialmonkey driver

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Hi,

I'm not sure if it would. You could try and see what happens. Post errors here and see if we can assist you.
I did try, and it can be made to work. I found, as with Slackware-12, that I needed to source a script containing iwconfig, ifconfig, and dhclient commands from rc.local, though, which might not be the most elegant way to do it. But it does work, and for that thanks to Slackware, Serialmonkey and yourself for your encouragement.
 
Old 06-29-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
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Sequel to 'buggy' Serialmonkey rt2x00 question, a correction

After a while, however, my slackware-12 improvisation ceased to work well, requiring more than one boot to get it going.
I then used the new inet1 and wireless conf files (I had kept the old when they seemed to work with my extra script), and the machine complained that something had already secured the dhcp address!
I removed my script from the starting process, reasoning that that which had not worked before now did, and all went well.
The answer to my question, therefore, is "yes" if the correct configuration scripts are used, and old remedies left as historical pleasures.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #5
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And as a footnote, the "bugginess" seems to be that sometimes (1/7, say) it does not start, requiring a reboot.
 
  


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