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petenaylor 10-22-2009 10:07 AM

Installing Ralink 2870 USB in Fedora 11
 
Hi all

I am new to Linux and am trying to install a Ralink Wirless USB stick to my Dell computer with Fedora 11. I have downloaded the correct Linux driver off the website and now I need to extract and make the file. Does anyone have any idea how to do this?

Many thanks
Pete

ursusca 10-22-2009 02:08 PM

Probaly this driver may already be automatically loading. Connect your stick and please post the output of
Code:

lsmod
command, to show all loaded modules and the output of
Code:

lsusb
command. What kind of package did you download, *rpm, *.tar etc?

petenaylor 10-22-2009 03:48 PM

lsmod:

Module Size Used by
fuse 49436 2
i915 53380 2
drm 158260 3 i915
bridge 43668 0
stp 6148 1 bridge
bnep 14848 2
sco 12932 2
l2cap 21504 3 bnep
bluetooth 48608 5 bnep,sco,l2cap
sunrpc 155924 3
ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 15864 2
ip6table_filter 6400 1
ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
ipv6 230132 26 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
dm_multipath 17164 0
uinput 10624 0
ppdev 10372 0
snd_intel8x0 30876 3
snd_ac97_codec 95264 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 5504 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
snd_seq_oss 30364 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 48576 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
dcdbas 10272 0
snd_seq_device 10124 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42496 0
snd_mixer_oss 16896 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 65924 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 22024 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
serio_raw 8836 0
iTCO_wdt 13732 0
iTCO_vendor_support 6916 1 iTCO_wdt
pcspkr 6272 0
i2c_i801 12048 0
i2c_core 21396 2 drm,i2c_i801
snd 50616 16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_o ss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9416 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11016 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
parport_pc 25620 0
parport 31956 2 ppdev,parport_pc
tg3 107268 0
libphy 18560 1 tg3
ata_generic 8452 0
pata_acpi 7680 0

lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:2070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c01a Logitech, Inc. M-BQ85 Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I have downloaded a tar.bz2 file
Many thanks
Pete

ursusca 10-23-2009 12:26 AM

This is your stick
Code:

lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:2070 Ralink Technology, Corp.

But I don't see module of your stick. You have to unpack your package with tar:

Code:

tar -xzvf *tar.bz
Code:

cd
to unpacked directory and install the driver following README file.

Your steps approximately should be:
Code:

./configure
make
make install


carpaccio 09-25-2010 04:37 PM

Hi

I have a wireless USB stick from Dynamode ("11G USB ADAPTER, WL-700G-M")
It gives the same lsusb line:
Code:

Bus 002 Device 007: ID 148f:2070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
After installing kmod-rt2870
Code:

in my case, precisely:
yum install kmod-rt2870-2.6.30.10-105.2.23.fc11.x86_64.x86_64

the stick works smoothly and is supported by NetworkManager.
While fooling around to make this work, I had appended the lines
Code:

# wireless devices
blacklist rt2x00usb
blacklist rt2x00lib
blacklist rt2800usb

to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, but probably that's not necessary.


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