I'm trying to connect my wireless usb in the live session, however the ralink firmware my adapter uses is installed by default, yet I can't modprobe it since i get an error saying FATAL module not found. Also I see what apears to be a fix according to http://wiki.debian.org/rt2870sta#Wheezy but I can't try it because I need greater permissions than what sudo provides to see if it works. If i'm going about this wrong or if someone could help in any other way it'd be appreciated.
One last thing, when I was using Chakra I used firmware rtl8192, but I see rt2870sta being used when I try to look up my problems elsewhere.
Last edited by bullseye (2012-10-07 20:05:33)
Alright according to the Debian Wiki,
the Ralink staging drivers were disabled at linux-2.6 2.6.35-1~experimental.3 and removed at Linux 3.0. See rt2800usb for device support
So I did and read
It is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.31 and replaces the rt2870sta staging driver in Wheezy and later releases.1 Firmware is required and available in the firmware-ralink package...
Then I read this.
The rt2800usb kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate
So I'm like alright great, but I still can't get it work in live. x__X
When I lsusb my adapter is recognized as Asustek, but doesn't appear in iwconfig or network manager after modprobing rt2800usb or rtl8192cu.
Last edited by bullseye (2012-10-05 22:21:52)
crunchbang@crunchbang:~$ uname -r 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 crunchbang@crunchbang:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:17ab ASUSTek Computer, Inc. Bus 001 Device 002: ID 4971:ce07 SimpleTech Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
It appears as ASUSTek Computer, Inc., and as far as I know the firmware is correct in /lib/firmware/ though I'm not use to seeing a .bin extension. My last adapter was a Netgear and had an .fw extension. Also when I modprobe rtl8192cu or rt2800usb it doesn't give me an error so they must be present?
Last edited by bullseye (2012-10-06 22:35:55)