Hello, my name is Jared, I am new here and new at linux, I really hope I can get some help
WITH RESPECT TO OPENSuSE:
I have scaled the googles up and down for info on how to install drivers, all I got were the drivers and I couldn't figure out how to install it.
moreover, if i could get a specific step-by-step on how to make this driver install this here, I would be happy enough, that is if it fixed the problem... I understand the linux kernel required is 2.6.28, i have 22.214.171.124-1.1-pae. Will this be alright? If not, links on how to update linux kernel as i have not found this either.
More specifically, the NIC is also known as RA2561/RT61 802.11g PCI.
/sbin/lspci -n yields
03:01.0 0280: 1814:0301
03:01.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
and /usr/sbin/iwconfig yields
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Linux wireless LAN support http://linux-wless.passys.nl
According to this, my wireless card is compatible as-is with my system.
dmesg|list shows at the very end (before crashing -_- )
skge eth0: enabling interface
phy0-> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.
I know there is available firmware to write to the network card, but i do not want to brick it for my windows system...it already has enough trouble as it is (perhaps because of the outdated fw??)
I gave all the information I possibly could, and sorry for all the black space, but any and all help will be appreciated.