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Old 02-27-2014, 07:48 PM   #31
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Unloading and reloading the module will do, faster than rebooting.
That is true but sometime I think restart is better.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #32
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Restart is good for testing a newly built system to see if all changes to configuration survive reboot.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #33
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To colorpurple 21859:

First of all, THANK YOU for replying and all of your assitience. OK, I'm understanding that your latest reply is saying I must ALSO add firmware to the kernel/module? Is that correct? If so, wouldn't/shouldn't that operation be on the CD sent w/ antenna? but, really, shouldn't that already be loaded into or with the drivers? Hey, correct me if I'm thinking wrong! I'm somewhat a novice and have plenty, as your well aware, to learn.
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To Emerson.

Remove/reload the 'module"??? Do you mean driver(s)? Appreciate your replying/time/effort. Much THANX!!!
Take care:
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #34
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colorpurlple21859:

Thanx for clarification. OK, will do as directed. Will post results. Appreciate your help/replying.

Take care:
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:40 PM   #35
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The module and firmware...

Yes, you do need both a kernel module for the chip in this device and the right firmware.

Newer versions of linux(newer kernel) may have the module build in, ready to be told to load with the command "modprobe", but may require that you also install the firmware. This may either be as a package from a repository, which may be the case for Ubuntu 12.04, or from a download from the chip maker(Ralink).

However you may have to download both the module and firmware from Ralink and compile everything yourself. If you need to download the firmware from Ralink, you may find a README or guide included that could help.

I can’t tell you exactly what to do. I use openSUSE, and the firmware was in a package after I added a repository.

When you have everything installed, you can use "lsmod" to see the loaded modules.

With a pci card that required a module and firmware, this is what is loaded for my wireless as an example.

Code:
rt2x00pci              14519  1 rt2800pci
rt2x00lib              54995  3 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00pci
mac80211              555683  3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
cfg80211              208570  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
Remember that after you configure the device, you must still set up and make the wireless connection.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 02-28-2014 at 05:18 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 05:59 PM   #36
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.deb...

There are resources for Debian, but which version corresponds to Ubuntu 12.04 I don't know.

http://pkgs.org/download/firmware-ralink

This seems what is in the packages. It covers your chip.

https://packages.debian.org/de/squeeze/firmware-ralink
 
Old 03-01-2014, 02:19 PM   #37
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inxi installation on ubuntu

Works for 12.04 LTS --
have to go to Cathbard
 
Old 03-01-2014, 07:17 PM   #38
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To: thorkelljari:

OK, this I will do. Appreciate you responding. Soon, I'll get back and post the results. THANX much!!

To: hilyard: As usual, THANX for the info .

THANK YOU and TAKE CARE:
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