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Old 04-13-2008, 01:34 AM   #1
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WMP54G on Slackware 12


Im sure this is going to sound like a stupid question but can i get a wmp54g v4.1 to work on slackware 12 if it does then ill try linux out, last time i installed linux was 10 years ago and none of the dialup cards i had were supported so i had to uninstall to get online.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 03:46 AM   #2
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What chipset does your wmp54g v4.1 use?

It might be a bit of a pain, but if you try a KNOPPIX LiveCD
you should be able to run "/sbin/lspci" in a terminal from it
and see what chipset is being used.

Prelimary investigation says it uses the RaLink RT61 chipset.
If so, that is in the 2.6.24.4 kernel that Slackware -current
uses, and the firmware was added on March 11.

You can use it with Slackware-12.0. However, you might need to
compile a new kernel, and install the firmware. If you wait for
Slackware-12.1, it will more than likely work when you install.

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:42 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the quick reply,

so during setup i have to select that kernel, what do i do for the firmware (never had to update firmware for my wireless card tho ive done it for my mouse and keyboard)
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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Slackware has been at 12.1-RC1 since April 3, so the release of 12.1
could be as soon as this coming week.

There have been many changes from Slackware-12.0 until now, so I suggest
you wait until the new release -- unless you're prepared to run Slack-current,
the development release. You can install it and get support for RT61 now.

When Slackware-12.1 is out, you should have all the support necessary for
that chipset (if it is rt61) when you install.

If you do not want to wait for 12.1, let us know. The kernels in Slack-12.0
do not have support for the Ralink RT61 chipset. You would have to recompile
a new kernel, using the 2.6.24.4 sources. And then you would also have to
get and install the firmware.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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Alright ill delete the iso file i just dled and wait then
 
Old 04-14-2008, 05:19 AM   #6
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You can see here:
http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Linksys

It is supported by the following drivers:
http://web.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...ort/Linux.html
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/...itle=Main_Page

You do NOT need to wait for SW-current, simply download and install the drivers yourself on Slackware 12.0.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 10:17 AM   #7
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Ok thanks Ill redl and install tonight ill reply again if i have problems installign the drivers (which i have no clue how to install but im going to try and do it without help first or else ill feel the need to come back here EVERY time i need to do something which would probably annoy a lot of people

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