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Old 11-08-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
rahulpathak
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Unhappy PCI wireless card configuration in Debian


Hi folks,
I recently got a D Link Airplus G DWL -G510 Wireless PCI adapter(rev C) card but am unable to configure it for using the internet in Debian. I've got an Intel Pentium 4 2.40Ghz, 512Mb config.
First I tried to install the RALink driver (RT61_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.0.tar ) using instructions from http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...-pci-card.html
but the modprobe rt61 command returns fatal error.
Then, I installed the NDISWrapper through which I installed the NETA3AB,PRISMA02 and NetRTAGU drivers but I'm still unable to detect the wireless card in Debian. Some of the commands I tried and their results:

#pcimodules

intel-agp
intelfb
i2c-i810
uhci-hcd
ehci-hcd
shpchp
intel-rng
i8xx_tco
piix
generic
i2c-i801
snd-intel8x0
i810_audio
e100
eepro100

---------------------------

#lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:01.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)

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modprobe ndiswrapper.... No message is displayed but command runs successfully.

ndiswrapper -l

shows the drivers installed but cannot detect hardware...

M really in a fix.. Plz help me out
 
Old 11-10-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
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For the ralink install I assume all commands to install worked without error and you copied the *.so module to the /lib/modules/ where it said. If you got this far then you needed to run this command for the system.map file to know the module can be accessed using the modprobe command. Run the command ' depmod -a ' as root and then run the modprobe command again. If the system.map is not updated then you would have to use the insmod command with the path to the module with its extension to mount. Give that try before going to ndiswrapper.

Brian
 
Old 11-10-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for the help... I was successfully able to install the driver after using the 'depmod -a' command. When running the 'iwconfig' command after that, I got an error message saying 'libiw.so.29 not found' ; but I was able to correct that by reinstalling the wireless-tools package and the libc library.
I'm still unable to detect the device...
Some commands and the results:::

Code:
debian:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
01:01.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)


debian:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

ra0       no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.



debian:~# iwpriv
lo        no private ioctls.

eth0      no private ioctls.

ra0       Available private ioctls :
          set              (8BE2) : set 1024 char  & get   0
          stat             (8BE9) : set 1024 char  & get 1024 char
          get_site_survey  (8BED) : set 1024 char  & get 1024 char
          get_RaAP_Cfg     (8BEF) : set 1024 char  & get   0

sit0      no private ioctls.


What should I do next?
 
Old 11-10-2007, 05:59 PM   #4
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Searching here finds many post but not the exact issue you have from the few dozen I read through. There is many so I would start looking through them for a start. Here is one post with some links that may help. Check the last one for the links.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dora-7-581101/

Brian
 
  


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