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Old 02-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
dotancohen
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Cannot connect with Edimax Wifi USB dongle


In a new Ubuntu install, we cannot get wireless working. Ifconfig shows eth0 (wired) and lo, but no eth1. The wireless hardware is an Edimax rt73usb USB dongle. I see that it is detected in kern.log. This is the last page of the log:
Code:
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.084000] input: ImExPS/2
Generic Explorer Mouse as /class/input/input3
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.100000] iTCO_wdt: Found a
ICH8 or ICH8R TCO device (Version=2, TCOBASE=0x0460)
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.100000] iTCO_wdt:
initialized. heartbeat=30 sec (nowayout=0)
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.104000] parport_pc 00:0a:
reported by Plug and Play ACPI
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.104000] parport0:
PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.272000] usbcore:
registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.308000] ACPI: PCI
Interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.308000] PCI: Setting
latency timer of device 0000:00:1b.0 to 64
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.328000] nvidia: module
license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.520000] hda_codec:
Unknown model for ALC883, trying auto-probe from BIOS...
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.636000] ACPI: PCI
Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.636000] PCI: Setting
latency timer of device 0000:01:00.0 to 64
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.636000] NVRM: loading
NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  100.14.19  Wed Sep 12 14:12:24 PDT 2007
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.780000] ieee80211_init:
failed to initialize WME (err=-17)
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.808000]
iwlwifi_rc80211_simple: Unknown symbol
iwlwifi_ieee80211_rate_control_unregister
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.808000]
iwlwifi_rc80211_simple: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_sta_info_put
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.808000]
iwlwifi_rc80211_simple: Unknown symbol iwlwifi_sta_info_get
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.808000]
iwlwifi_rc80211_simple: Unknown symbol
iwlwifi_ieee80211_rate_control_register
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.808000] wmaster0:
Selected rate control algorithm 'simple'
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.892000] usbcore:
registered new interface driver rt2500usb
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   17.908000] usbcore:
registered new interface driver rt73usb
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.112000] lp0: using
parport0 (interrupt-driven).
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.168000] Adding 2441872k
swap on /dev/sda3.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2441872k
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.328000] EXT3 FS on sda1,
internal journal
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.808000] kjournald
starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.808000] EXT3 FS on sda4,
internal journal
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   18.808000] EXT3-fs: mounted
filesystem with ordered data mode.
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   19.400000] No dock devices found.
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   19.440000] input: Power
Button (FF) as /class/input/input4
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   19.440000] ACPI: Power
Button (FF) [PWRF]
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   19.440000] input: Power
Button (CM) as /class/input/input5
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   19.440000] ACPI: Power
Button (CM) [PWRB]
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   20.616000] ppdev: user-space
parallel port driver
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   20.708000]
audit(1203890037.716:3):  type=1503 operation="inode_permission"
requested_mask="a" denied_mask="a" name="/dev/tty" pid=5335
profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   20.744000] apm: BIOS version
1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
Feb 24 23:53:57 garry-desktop kernel: [   20.744000] apm: disabled -
APM is not SMP safe.
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   20.972000] r8169: eth0: link up
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.028000] Failure
registering capabilities with primary security module.
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.244000] phy0 ->
rt2500usb_enable_radio: Error - Register initialization failed.
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.288000] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.288000] NET: Registered
protocol family 31
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.288000] Bluetooth: HCI
device and connection manager initialized
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.288000] Bluetooth: HCI
socket layer initialized
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.364000] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.364000] Bluetooth: L2CAP
socket layer initialized
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.472000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
socket layer initialized
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.472000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM
TTY layer initialized
Feb 24 23:53:58 garry-desktop kernel: [   21.472000] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
Feb 24 23:54:03 garry-desktop kernel: [   26.116000] NET: Registered
protocol family 17
Feb 24 23:54:07 garry-desktop kernel: [   30.272000] NET: Registered
protocol family 10
Feb 24 23:54:07 garry-desktop kernel: [   30.272000] lo: Disabled
Privacy Extensions
Feb 24 23:54:18 garry-desktop kernel: [   41.048000] eth0: no IPv6
routers present
 
Old 02-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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I suspect the problem could be due to a problem with the drivers. I don't use Ubuntu, but I have a similar card and the rt2x00 drivers shipped with openSUSE 10.3 were problematic and kept failing (showing errors similar to yours). I uninstalled the rt2x00 driver and then installed the rt73 (USB) driver from Serialmonkey. This worked perfectly fine for me, so it maybe worth looking at.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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I have the same card and the same problem with all the buntus. You can try blacklisting the other ralink drivers although I never tried. Ubuntu may be confused by the choices.

Most other distros have no problem detecting and connecting with this card.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 07:20 AM   #4
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I have the Belkin Wireless G + MIMO ver. 4000 that uses the rt73usb driver and with Fedora 8 it works "out of the box".
 
  


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