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Old 11-02-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Edgy and RT2400 wireless

Hi, i used to have ubuntu 6.06 installed on my computer and my wireless was working fine. I decided to install ubuntu 6.10, i configured my rt2400 wireless card and when i activated it (using the "networking" tool provided) the system crashes. This didn't happen with the previous ubuntu version. What can i do to activate my wireless card ?
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:19 AM   #2
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i have same problem with my wireless pci card. When i try to check box before wireless in network maneger everything freezes. I also try with ndiswrapper and rt2x00 drivers, but so far no luck.
Old 11-11-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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Well, my wireless is now working. What i did is not very practical or intelligent but it works :S. I installed a clean copy of dapper, configured the wireless lan and then updated to edgy. If anyone finds a way to do it without having to do all that, please let us know.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:12 AM   #4
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somebody at the rt2x00 forum told me that the rt2400 driver is incompatible with an smp-enabled kernel. The default ubuntu kernel has smp enabled and thus the crash.

I've installed the linux-386 kernel from the ubuntu-repositories and with this kernel no more crashes. Backside is clearly that this kernel will not use your expensive dual-core processor to the maximum. :-(

The interface still does not connect to my AP but that is a different problem alltogether.

Cheers, Ronald


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