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Old 03-12-2017, 03:11 PM   #1
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WLAN Driver Problems installing


I have recently installed a WLAN PCi Card, it works perfectly on Win 7.
but I really want to use it on opensuse leap 42.2, I have the correct linux driver for it, this is -- -----2011_0719_RT3070_RT8070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_RT2070_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO.bz2, I have extracted this to using the extract command, tar or zypper won't extract it----2011_0719_RT3070_RT8070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_RT2070_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO.bz2. The first file was 4.8Mb & the second file is 777.8Kb.
I have tried to install it using -- tar zxf ( filename)
./configure - make -make install.
zypper.
dolphin.
But I get nowhere, getting error messages such as wrong file type, file not recognised, etc.
Acting on info from the net which advises editing the files permissions by opening it, I try to edit the file, but nothing will open it. can anyone help please I'm completely stuck.
thanks John.
 
Old 03-13-2017, 02:19 AM   #2
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it should be easier than that.

first of all, please provide the information requested here:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=24
 
Old 03-16-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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output from uname -rv
4.4.49-16-default #smp sun feb 19 17:40:35 UYC 70e 9954

output from lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
dmesg|grep -Ei 'wlan|firmw|dhc'
sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -Ei 'net|wpa|dhc
nothing except error message.
same result if each line run separately.

I installed rfkill OK, rebooted & found rfill
in Software Manager OK/
output from rfkill list
Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory
Thanks
 
Old 03-17-2017, 04:13 PM   #4
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output from lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
dmesg|grep -Ei 'wlan|firmw|dhc'
sudo cat /var/log/syslog | grep -Ei 'net|wpa|dhc
nothing except error message.
same result if each line run separately.
please do run each command separately and post here its output, incl. the command itself.

Quote:
I installed rfkill OK, rebooted & found rfill
in Software Manager OK/
output from rfkill list
Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory
that shouldn't happen.
please do run each command separately and post here its output, incl. the command itself.

please use code tags for code.
 
Old 06-20-2017, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for all your help, eventually the manufacturers
have told me that the device is not compatible with my system,
so I have to give up. thanks.
 
Old 06-20-2017, 10:40 AM   #6
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How old is the device in question? Baring missing firmware it should just work if it's > 6 months old.

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek
(at least in debian / debian based distros)

As far as your other source / kernel modification, you need the kernel headers for your currently running kernel plus basic build tools, and to make install as root. Chances are that there's already a functional driver in the kernel that came with your distro making those steps redundant at best, harmful at worst. At a minimum modifying the kernel is something you have to REDO every time the kernel updates for security or when you advance versions. So given a choice, use the distro supplied driver where possible.

$ lspci -nnk

$ lsusb

$ lsmod

Should all help you ID what your hardware is and if there's a driver in use for it.

# nmtui
(CLI option for network manager configuration, about as easy as it gets IMO without being tied to a DE / WM)

Lots of options, most wifi chipsets can be made to work. Some easier (out of the box) more so than others.
 
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Thanks for all your help, eventually the manufacturers
have told me that the device is not compatible with my system.
you asked the manufacturers if you can use your device with linux? and they said no?
that's funny.
most likely this is a standardized answer from a clueless office monkey and (almost) meaningless.
the real answer to your problem lies with the linux community.
you might want to go back to my last post and provide the output.
 
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It sounds like you might be trying to install a Windows driver.
 
  


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