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Old 02-25-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:55 PM   #17
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According to this your device is supported but may require firmware to work. Please see your dmesg for relevant information. Hint: running grep on dmesg will make it much easier.
 
Old 02-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #18
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Emerson:

Thanx much. Ahhh... see someone else told me the drivers are installed. However when I went to the CD that came with the antenna, I got the understanding that they hadn't installed???? OK, so now, I run this dmesg and it will inform me as to what I need to do? Please explain "running grep on dmesg?

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:32 PM   #19
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to : hilyard & rokytnji

I went to UbuntuSoftwareCenter and searched for inxi. Nothing came up. OK, enlighten me to what this is;where I get it; and how to download/install and use it. Or rather, just point me in the direction of it users manual and download site. I've never heard of it.

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Dude. Sorry I did not respond sooner. I had to put my wife on a plane and I am flying solo this week so fun and games.

Just for reference

Code:
@biker:~
$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.13.3-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-13.2_x64-full Luddite 4 November 2013
Machine:   System: Acer product: Aspire T180 version: R01-B3
           Mobo: Acer model: EM61SM/EM61PM Bios: Phoenix version: R01-B3 date: 02/07/2007
CPU:       Single core AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 2008.86 clocked at 1000.00 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405] bus-ID: 00:0d.0 
           X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 6100 nForce 405/integrated/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.119 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.3-antix.1-amd64-smp
Network:   Card: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: ac00 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2160.4GB (6.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3160812AS size: 160.0GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 48G used: 16G (33%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0: 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 108 Uptime: 1:23 Memory: 529.4/2761.8MB Runlevel: 5 
           Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45) inxi: 1.9.18
That is what inxi is. It is just a script that spits out info on your machine in terminal like cpuz would in Windows.
First hit in google search for "install inxi ubuntu"

http://askubuntu.com/questions/28463...tion-on-ubuntu

Ok. Covered that. So that you can help your self and learn something in the process. Also because my priorities while the wife is gone are drinking and motorcycle riding. Plus I am gonna turn you on to a Ubuntu Google Search Engine.

Linky

This should be a easy fix in Ubuntu. Now if you were runny Puppy Linux or TinyCore. It might be a different story.

Happy Trails, Rok.
 
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #20
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dmesg command prints the kernel message buffer in a terminal. You can scroll up and down with Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. What you see is very useful information about your system initialization as kernel is loading. Any time you have hardware issues you should inspect dmesg output. There is grep utility which can be used to search and filter output of any command, it can search also in its own. For instance, if there is a kernel driver looking for firmware it will be in dmesg output. For instance, to see all lines containing 'firmware' you can pipe dmesg output to grep:
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dmesg | grep -i firmware
 
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:42 PM   #21
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To colorpurple21859:

Well, neither of those sites were helpful.If you read post concerning my particular device/WiFi card(Rt3070) you'll note it says "should work out-of-box-...just plug it in"--well, obviously, that's NOT the case. Anyway, Thanx for replying.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:47 PM   #22
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THANX...learning a little more each day/post!!

Take Care:
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Emerson:

Thanx. See, this is what I'm asking....and learning. THANK YOU to Emerson and each and all who've replied/helped out!!

LATER:
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #24
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RT3070...

This seems to be the right download from Ralink/Mediatek


http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads...0rt3572rt3070/
 
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THORKELLJARI:

THANK YOU. Well, I've been told that I do have the drivers downloaded. there have been suggestions I need to apply certain other modules, or perhaps add-ons that will activate/enhance the performance. I just don't know!!?? Perhaps I should add that, lately, I've been having some 'quirks" with Ubuntu itself. So, the problems may lie within it's system and, therefore, not the fault of the external antenna. See, I just don't know. I'll check out the "site" you've suggested and get back to you.

THANK YOU:
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:49 PM   #26
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Go to here
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/a...mware/download
and click on this to download the firmware for your wireless card.
security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
Transfer the .deb file to your ubuntu system and install.

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #27
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hey colorpurple21859:

Ok, went to page, read it, and need some clarification. What I read/gather from site is,...???? I'm NOT sure what I'm downloading/installing. Is it a pkg mgr? Is it needed software for Ralink??? Does Ralink need additional software to work to it's specs? I won't download/install just anything... I need to know. Please don't take offense. I do want this ordeal with external antenna fixed and working at it's optimum. Thank You for your reply
Take Care:
Rick
 
Old 02-27-2014, 06:00 PM   #28
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I won't download/install just anything...
I dare ya.

Going by what you have not posted.

Code:
lsusb -t
to see if the raylink driver is installed or not in your kernel.

Code:
uname -a
The firmware is not supplied in Linux distros because of legal issues. If you have the driver. But not the firmware. The usb wifi won't work.

It wont hurt to download and install the file. I bet if you left click on it. Gdebi will open since you say you are running Ubuntu 12.04.
You will need a reboot to make sure the install takes.
Then try network manager in Ubuntu to connect your wireless.

If yo8u are afeared. Keep the download in a folder. Open synaptic. Look for it in the search box (name is in the folder you have the deb in). Pick uninstall if it does not work.

Use the pdf for Ubuntu 12.04 to teach you a few things. Happy Trails, Rok

Edit: I have been marking other members posts as helpful as they have been very useful in this thread. md5sum check the all deb in terminal before installing with gdebi.

Code:
@biker:~
$ cd Music
@biker:~/Music
$ ls
Buckethead - Soothsayer.mp3  Music      The_Rolling_Stones-Doom_And_Gloom.mp3
lonely - world.mp3           Streaming  zip_files
@biker:~/Music
$ md5sum Buckethead\ -\ Soothsayer.mp3 
5003cadbe06045ec52a06dea5a27fb3e  Buckethead - Soothsayer.mp3

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:07 PM   #29
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The firmware is needed for your wireless driver to work. You will need to restart your computer after installing the firmware for the usb to work. Firmware is software that is loaded to the device by the driver for the device to work. Most distros have a package that includes firmware for several different devices instead of having a firmware package for each individual device. The package I pointed you too was based on the information you had provided about the distro your are using and the wireless usb your trying to get working.
 
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Unloading and reloading the module will do, faster than rebooting.
 
  


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