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Old 04-08-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Help with Ralink RT2500


Hi,
I'm a newbie and have recently installed Mandrake 10.1 on a Averatec 3270 that has a Ralink RT2500 802.1.1 Cardbus Reference Card. Everything with this new install is fine with the exception of wireless. I have searched the forums and have followed the instructions from others.

I have moved ACX 100 to another directory

I installed the kernel source for kernel version 2.6.8.1-10mdksmp from disk 3

There is a link in /usr/src/ to kernel

Then check
#iwconfig
lo no wirless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
sit0 no wireless extensions

Download ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz

# make install

I get this on one line: NOTE: Windows driver configuration file format has changed since 1.0-rc2. You must re-install Windows drivers if they were installed before. (Don't know if it means anything)

Download WL54driver2.2.6.0.zip

# ndiswrapper -i Rt2500.inf
Installing rt2500
cp: cannot stat `Rt2500.inf': No such file or directory

# ndiswrapper -i /home/corey/driver/Win2K/Rt2500.inf
rt2500 is already installed. Use -e to remove it

# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
rt2500 invalid driver!

# modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-10mdksmp/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Operation not permitted

From what I've read at ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation]ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation
I have the correct driver. Can anyone see something that I may be missing?
 
Old 04-09-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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Since I haven't gotten a responce here, I am trying this post (can't create hyperlinks cause I've gotta post a couple more times :^) )http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=309077 and am stuck at step 6. If you could please refer to that post your help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-09-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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Guess I can post a hyperlink!
 
Old 04-14-2005, 04:17 PM   #4
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I am still having issues and can't get past the steps I posted above. Any help?
 
Old 05-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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Update: So I went to the control center and found the RT2500 driver and ran the run config tool. My wireless card worked for about 15 seconds until my system froze. Now I can't even boot up as it freezes after line:

Bringing up interface eth0: Failed

Help?
 
Old 05-09-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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Hi. Good to see that there are Mandrake-on-Averatec users. (Me too!!)
Seems that you're not getting much response. Have you tried www.averatecforums.com ?

I don't know if it helps, but here's what I did. And it's working very well.
  • I have Mandrake 10.1 running on AV3250 with RaLink wireless card.
  • I installed ndiswrapper from their original website (ndiswrapper-1.1.tar.gz).
  • I downloaded RLink RT2500 driver (WL54driver2.2.6.0.zip).
  • I installed the driver for Win2K.
It seems you did the same thing. (I'm sorry I don't remember the detailed steps that I followed.)
Did you make sure that your laptop has RaLink wireless card?

Sorry that I can't help you with the booting up problem.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #7
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did you unzip WL54driver2.2.6.0.zip?
try
mkdir foo
unzip -d foo WL54driver2.2.6.0.zip
cd foo
ndiswrapper -i *.inf
look around for a winXP driver if you are using ndiswrapper
if you got that link from the ndiswraper page, it is probably the only one in
the file

I get this on one line: NOTE: Windows driver configuration file format has changed since 1.0-rc2. You must re-install Windows drivers if they were installed before. (Don't know if it means anything)

that doesn't apply to you
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:54 PM   #8
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if you get stuck on making the driver it means there is something with your kernel source. try installing a pristine kernel fromkernel.org. after rebooting with the new kernel there should be no problem in making the rt2500 driver.
as i experienced myself Mandrake includes a driver for rt2500 but something isbuggy, you usually end up losing the conecting of freezing your computer.
as for ndiswrapper, i'm not a fun of it, as long as there is such an awsome linux driver available.
 
  


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