LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
mariostg
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2011
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 80

Rep: Reputation: 5
Upgrade to 14, issues with Ralink rt3090


I decided to get my feet wet and attempted to upgrade from 13.37 to 14. It rebooted fine .

When I installed 13.37, I had some issues but I managed to fix. I blacklisted rt2800{sta, pci, lib} and rt2860sta. Then I symlinked rt3090.bin to rt2860.bin and it was working.

Now, modprobe rt3090 or rt2860 returns FATAL module not found.

I could probably try complete install from 14 and see what happens but I would really like to fix this problem, say for a learning point of view.

Any hint?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
willysr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Jogja, Indonesia
Distribution: Slackware-Current
Posts: 2,343

Rep: Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377
probably you forgot to recompile the drivers with the current kernel you are using?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
djemos
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2012
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
On slackware 14.0, and recent kernels, the rt3090 is supported from rt2800pci. So you have to remove the lines blacklist rt2800{sta, pci, lib} and rt2860sta from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
And also remove the symlinked rt3090.bin to rt2860.bin

Then as root run
modprobe rt2800pci
And you are OK.

Last edited by djemos; 09-30-2012 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
burbabro
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2007
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
I've been running slackware 13.1 on an Asus eee pc 1015pem. I also found that the RT3090 wireless card wasn't working. Like mariostg, I solved it by adding "blacklist rt2800pci" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.

Now I've installed slackware 14.0 on the eee pc. Again, the wireless card isn't working.

In spite of what djemos says, rt2800pci still isn't working.

Blacklisting rt2800pci still prevents that driver from being loaded, but rt2860sta is no longer included in the modules (3.2.29-smp) so it doesn't load. I tried copying the old rt2860sta.ko into the kernel modules directory and then loading it with "modprobe rt2860sta." That didn't work.

So rt2800pci isn't working, and what did work has been removed from slackware 14. Very disappointing.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
Erik_FL
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 793

Rep: Reputation: 245Reputation: 245Reputation: 245
Have you checked to see if the driver has been renamed? I noticed that there are some "rt2x00" modules though I don't know if they are what you need for that card.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 05:33 AM   #6
cynwulf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 1,103

Rep: Reputation: 333Reputation: 333Reputation: 333Reputation: 333
Do not blacklist rt2800pci or try to copy the module for the staging driver.

From Linux 3.x onwards rt2800pci supports the RT3090. Disabling and removing staging drivers and merging their functionality into other drivers is pretty standard practice.

Post the output:
Code:
# modprobe -r rt2800pci ; modprobe rt2800pci && dmesg | tail

Last edited by cynwulf; 05-03-2013 at 05:35 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RALink RT3090 wireless card not working on new MS-1242-ID1 (Wind12 U200) jldicicco Linux - Wireless Networking 9 12-03-2011 12:59 PM
[SOLVED] Ralink RT3090 G1d30n Slackware 2 08-16-2011 06:02 AM
ralink and Ubuntu (RT3090 and 10.4.2, specifically) wireless problems moxieman99 Ubuntu 2 06-10-2011 12:11 PM
RALink RT3090 wireless card refuses to do anything I tell it to do! prushik Linux - Hardware 3 12-16-2010 05:09 AM
RaLink RT3090 Wireless help TrueBlue Linux - Networking 1 07-29-2010 05:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration