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Old 09-15-2015, 03:53 PM   #16
bgaulke
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Thanks Ztcoracat. I attempted what you suggested and got this result with the ralink package:

brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --install firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
[sudo] password for brian:
Selecting previously unselected package firmware-ralink.
(Reading database ... 119130 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb ...
Unpacking firmware-ralink (0.43) ...
dpkg: error processing archive firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/rt3290.bin', which is also in package linux-firmware 1.127.15
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$

I also tried apt install and this happened:

brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb'
brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$

What did I do wrong?

Thanks again.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 03:58 PM   #17
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What did I do wrong?
Hi....

It might be easier to download the package here and then just double click on it (to start installing it) after it gets done downloading.

If this doesn't work, try the instructions I mentioned in my previous post.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 09-15-2015 at 04:00 PM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:04 PM   #18
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(Nevermind)

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Old 09-15-2015, 04:10 PM   #19
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Hi Brian...

I have the exact same chip. Please use the instructions here.

EDIT: Installing the driver for this adapter is most likely going to involve a crash course in how to use the CLI (terminal) but to make this a bit easier, from what I said in the thread I linked to above, simply go here and follow the instructions that start with "Download Driver and Patch by using the links." Follow them exactly. These instructions are what got my adapter working.

Regards...
Hello ardvark71. The links for the driver and patch are not good any more. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:22 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by bgaulke View Post
Thanks Ztcoracat. I attempted what you suggested and got this result with the ralink package:

brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --install firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
[sudo] password for brian:
Selecting previously unselected package firmware-ralink.
(Reading database ... 119130 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb ...
Unpacking firmware-ralink (0.43) ...
dpkg: error processing archive firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/rt3290.bin', which is also in package linux-firmware 1.127.15
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$

I also tried apt install and this happened:

brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo apt install firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb'
brian@brian-laptop:~/Downloads$

What did I do wrong?

Thanks again.
Right click on the firmware-ralink.
Do you have a drop down menu of any options to install the pkg?
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:24 PM   #21
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Hello ardvark71. The links for the driver and patch are not good any more. Thanks anyway.
The one for the patch is still valid. Click on the link for the patch and click on the green button that says "Download."

You can get the driver from here.

Regards...
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #22
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Hi....

It might be easier to download the package here and then just double click on it (to start installing it) after it gets done downloading.

If this doesn't work, try the instructions I mentioned in my previous post.

Regards...
I tried this too. The package installer came up and appeared to work properly (there were no errors and it said all dependencies were satisfied and the installation was complete, but when I plugged the adapter in, still no wireless. I also tried rebooting, but that didn't help either.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #23
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I tried this too. The package installer came up and appeared to work properly (there were no errors and it said all dependencies were satisfied and the installation was complete, but when I plugged the adapter in, still no wireless. I also tried rebooting, but that didn't help either.
Then please see my previous post and try my other instructions. I provided a new link to the driver. The link to the patch still works fine.

Regards...
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:40 PM   #24
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Right click on the firmware-ralink.
Do you have a drop down menu of any options to install the pkg?
Yes, there is a drop down menu including the option to use the GDebi package installer. I used that option and got the same error as when I used dpkg.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:47 PM   #25
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Yes, there is a drop down menu including the option to use the GDebi package installer. I used that option and got the same error as when I used dpkg.
GDebi should of worked.

Is this the same error you keep getting?

Code:
dpkg: error processing archive firmware-ralink_0.43_all.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/rt3290.bin', which is also in package linux-firmware 1.127.15
Errors were encountered while processing:
If so....I'll see what I can find out and post back.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #26
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@ardvark:

Which driver does our new member need on this page?

Does one have to give the name and e-mail just to download the driver?

http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/

I found out what the error message means.
Quote:
You can't install that firmware package because some of the files already exist in the firmware package (wireless-firmware-osmc) that is provided with OSMC.
Found that here:
https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/trying-t...u-root/7838/12

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 09-15-2015 at 05:03 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:59 PM   #27
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This explains why the error is happening-
Try using
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-2020237.html

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 05:07 PM   #28
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Which driver does our new member need on this page?

Does one have to give the name and e-mail just to download the driver?
Hi...

The OP needs the one here. Yes, Mediatek does request the name and email of the person downloading the driver.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 09-15-2015 at 05:09 PM. Reason: Changed information.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 05:13 PM   #29
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Hi...

The OP needs the one here. Yes, Mediatek does request the name and email of the person downloading the driver.

Regards...
Got it- ardvark took a screenshot of it-
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...%20PM.png.html
 
Old 09-15-2015, 05:14 PM   #30
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Just a heads up......It would not let me download the driver until I gave my name and e-mail address.-
 
  


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