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Old 09-10-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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WUSB54GC V.3 trouble...


I'm fairly new to linux and I'm having trouble installing the driver and getting the 54GC to work properly.. Here's the code being displayed, i just keep going in a circle that i can't get out of..

when I try to install ndiswrapper i get this error..

root@bt:~# sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ralink-rt73-source: Depends: debhelper (>= 4.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

and when i try to install debhelper greater than 4.0.. i get the same unmet dependencies error, except it says that theres an html2text program that im missing.. and then when i try to install and update that.. it goes back to the raling-rt73-source dependency. I need help, bad. This is frustrating. Please help lol
 
Old 09-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to LQ!
You don't tell us what distro you're using which makes helping you doubly hard. There is a Debian package called firmware-ralink. Here's a description
Quote:
This package contains the binary firmware for wireless network cards with the Ralink RT2501 [Turbo], RT2600, RT5201 [Turbo], RT5600, RT5201USB, RT2800P[D], RT2700P[D], RT2700E[D], RT2800E[D], RT2800U[D] or RT3000E[D] chipsets or RT3070/RT3071/RT3072 chips, supported by the rt61/rt61pci, rt73/rt73usb, rt2860sta, rt2870sta/rt2870, rt3070sta or rt3090sta drivers.
I'm not sure why you need source code (again you don't give us any information about what you're trying to do) or why you need ndiswrapper. Anyway this package may be of use if it exists in your distro. There's likely a native linux driver for it also.
ciao,
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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How do i find the information you need?

All I'm trying to do is get this damn usb wireless card working so i can put it into monitor mode..
I can not get whatever i need installed for it to work on my computer.

Last edited by trobbins; 09-10-2011 at 01:43 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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Hardware - I guess you'll know what kind of computer you have. As for what's under the bonnet, you can look at
Code:
lspci
and
Code:
lshw
this latter command should be run using sudo or as root.
Software
Code:
cat /etc/issue
This will tell you what distro you're running.
jdk
 
Old 09-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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When I run lspci:

root@bt:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100
0b:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
0b:03.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
0b:03.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)

When I run lshw..

root@bt:~# lshw
bt
description: Notebook
product: VGN-NW150J
vendor: Sony Corporation
version: C601QLJS
(There's a lot more info, but i figured that's all you wanted for that one)

And when I run sudo cat etc/issue

root@bt:~# sudo cat /etc/issue
BackTrack 5 R1 - Code Name Revolution 64 bit\n \l


.. keep helping, i appreciate it!
 
Old 09-10-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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Can you also send the output of
Code:
lsusb
while your WUSB54GC is plugged in.
Also please enclose you output inside of code tags. It makes it much more readable.
Thanks,
jdk
 
Old 09-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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sorry, i'll learn lol..

lsusb brings me this..

Code:
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 005: ID 0461:4d75 Primax Electronics, Ltd Rocketfish RF-FLBTAD Bluetooth Adapter
Bus 006 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp. Mouse (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp. Keyboard (Boot Interface Subclass)
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1737:0077 Linksys WUSB54GC v3 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2070L]
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0781:5530 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b14e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 
Old 09-11-2011, 12:08 AM   #8
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Ok trobbins well done. Now we're ready to rock! Here's your wireless adapter:
Quote:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1737:0077 Linksys WUSB54GC v3 802.11g Adapter [Ralink RT2070L]
One question: it identifies it as RT2070L. What makes you think it's rt73?
Another question: was there any reason to be compiling rt73 and install ndiswrapper packages?
Your wifi adapter seems to be supported by the rt2x00 module which is in the kernel. Isn't that correct?
So I don't really understand why you were doing what you were doing as described in your first post.
Finally, what kernel are you using? Post the output of
Code:
uname -a
ciao,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 09-11-2011 at 12:10 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 10:40 AM   #9
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It is a RT2070L.. but I dont really know what I'm doing. I assumed the RT73 would work. I read a tutorial on it somewhere, I was obviously wrong. I thought I had to install it, but again i was wrong. If it is already installed, how do I turn it on and get it working?

uname -a

Code:
Linux bt 2.6.39.4 #1 SMP Wed Aug 17 21:42:30 EDT 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Last edited by trobbins; 09-11-2011 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #10
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The driver should be in your kernel already. You may or may not have to install that ralink firmware package I mentioned earlier. You can see if the module is being loaded by running
Code:
lsmod
You're looking for the rt2x00 module. If you see it that means it's loaded.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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lsmod gives me this..

Code:
root@bt:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
dm_crypt               16476  0 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     24590  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek   324966  1 
snd_hda_intel          25382  0 
snd_hda_codec          89862  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               6666  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss            39737  0 
snd_mixer_oss          15609  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                83135  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy           1782  0 
arc4                    1505  4 
snd_seq_oss            29952  0 
snd_seq_midi            5676  0 
snd_rawmidi            21765  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      6708  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
rt2800usb              12228  0 
snd_seq                54693  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
rt2800lib              40789  1 rt2800usb
snd_timer              21958  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
joydev                 10865  0 
crc_ccitt               1581  1 rt2800lib
snd_seq_device          6265  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo               63292  0 
rt2x00usb              10496  1 rt2800usb
iwlagn                232477  0 
r592                   12702  0 
videodev               81991  1 uvcvideo
rt2x00lib              37138  3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
memstick                8984  1 r592
sdhci_pci               9136  0 
v4l2_compat_ioctl32     8184  1 videodev
btusb                  13027  2 
sdhci                  18564  1 sdhci_pci
snd                    65738  13 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
bluetooth              83163  5 btusb
mac80211              277511  4 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,iwlagn,rt2x00lib
soundcore               7240  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          8149  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
psmouse                60384  0 
serio_raw               4784  0 
cfg80211              165732  3 iwlagn,rt2x00lib,mac80211
sony_laptop            37284  0 
lp                      9893  0 
mac_hid                 3869  0 
rfkill                 18476  4 bluetooth,cfg80211,sony_laptop
parport                34080  1 lp
usbhid                 38699  0 
hid                    83826  1 usbhid
usb_storage            48582  2 
i915                  522208  2 
ahci                   21622  0 
drm_kms_helper         32921  1 i915
libahci                22318  1 ahci
drm                   211510  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
sky2                   50434  0 
uas                     8820  0 
intel_agp              11862  1 i915
i2c_algo_bit            5628  1 i915
intel_gtt              16156  3 i915,intel_agp
video                  12530  1 i915
Will i need to install the driver? The Ralink RT2070L package?
If so, where do I get it? I'll browse for it to try and find it.

UPDATE: Wasn't able to find the package

Last edited by trobbins; 09-11-2011 at 07:44 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #12
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It looks like the drivers are installed as you can see here:
Code:
mac80211              277511  4 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,iwlagn,rt2x00lib
 
Old 09-12-2011, 12:38 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trobbins View Post
lsmod gives me this..

Code:
root@bt:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
rt2800usb              12228  0 
snd_seq                54693  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
rt2800lib              40789  1 rt2800usb
snd_timer              21958  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
joydev                 10865  0 
crc_ccitt               1581  1 rt2800lib
snd_seq_device          6265  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo               63292  0 
rt2x00usb              10496  1 rt2800usb
iwlagn                232477  0 
r592                   12702  0 
videodev               81991  1 uvcvideo
rt2x00lib              37138  3 rt2800usb,rt2800lib,rt2x00usb
memstick                8984  1 r592
sdhci_pci               9136  0 
v4l2_compat_ioctl32     8184  1 videodev
btusb                  13027  2 
sdhci                  18564  1 sdhci_pci
snd                    65738  13 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
bluetooth              83163  5 btusb
mac80211              277511  4 rt2800lib,rt2x00usb,iwlagn,rt2x00lib
Will i need to install the driver? The Ralink RT2070L package?
If so, where do I get it? I'll browse for it to try and find it.

UPDATE: Wasn't able to find the package
Here they are. The only package you may need is the firmware one. But that may not be necessary. Make sure you have the BackTrack documentation on how to set up your wifi connection. You should now have all the ingredients for it to work. Let me know if there's a problem.
ciao,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 09-12-2011 at 12:39 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2011, 01:23 AM   #14
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Hello,

Can you post the output of the following commands for me? Thanks!
Code:
ifconfig -a
iwconfig
ls -al /lib/firmware/*
Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 09-12-2011, 01:24 AM   #15
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To add to my last post - If you don't have rt2870.bin within your firmware directory, that may be your issue. You also might need to download the latest version of it - But that is why I am having you give me the output of those commands.
 
  


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