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    Default opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    In my PC I have a Linksys WMP600n PCI wireless card with a ralink rt2860 chip. Recently I installed opensuse 11.4 and recognized that only the rt2860sta module is available. The card works with this module but only in g mode. I wanted to try the rt2800pci module but could not find it. There was no file rt2800pci.ko in /lib/modules/... So I installed the compat-wireless package from the driver:wireless repo and everything went fine even with n mode. Today I made the kernel update but the compat-wireless package has not yet been updated and I had to go back to rt2860sta to get my wireless working (in g mode again, hence, I will upgrade compat-wireless when available).

    My question is now: why is the kernel module file rt2800pci.ko missing? Other files like rt2800usb.ko,... are there. It is only this one file that seems to be forgotten. I would very much appreciate if I could use my wireless out-of-the box in n mode (though, I acknowledge the possibility that the kernel driver is older than the one in compat-wireless and works only in g mode...)

    Cheers
    Frank

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    On 04/29/2011 01:06 PM, frank from ch wrote:
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    > In my PC I have a Linksys WMP600n PCI wireless card with a ralink rt2860
    > chip. Recently I installed opensuse 11.4 and recognized that only the
    > rt2860sta module is available. The card works with this module but only
    > in g mode. I wanted to try the rt2800pci module but could not find it.
    > There was no file rt2800pci.ko in /lib/modules/... So I installed the
    > compat-wireless package from the driver:wireless repo and everything
    > went fine even with n mode. Today I made the kernel update but the
    > compat-wireless package has not yet been updated and I had to go back to
    > rt2860sta to get my wireless working (in g mode again, hence, I will
    > upgrade compat-wireless when available).
    >
    > My question is now: why is the kernel module file rt2800pci.ko missing?
    > Other files like rt2800usb.ko,... are there. It is only this one file
    > that seems to be forgotten. I would very much appreciate if I could use
    > my wireless out-of-the box in n mode (though, I acknowledge the
    > possibility that the kernel driver is older than the one in
    > compat-wireless and works only in g mode...)


    Please run the following command and post the results

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    zcat /proc/config.gz | grep RT2800

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    the output of zcat... is:

    CONFIG_RT2800PCI_PCI=y
    # CONFIG_RT2800PCI is not set
    CONFIG_RT2800USB=m
    # CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT30XX is not set
    # CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT35XX is not set
    # CONFIG_RT2800USB_UNKNOWN is not set
    CONFIG_RT2800_LIB=m


    BTW, I have to confess I figured out why compat-wireless had not been updated: I forgot to add wireless updates to the list of repos... how embarrassing ;-)

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    On 04/29/2011 03:36 PM, frank from ch wrote:
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    > the output of zcat... is:
    >
    > CONFIG_RT2800PCI_PCI=y
    > # CONFIG_RT2800PCI is not set


    The above 2 lines contradict each other. Something is rotten somewhere. From
    what I see, the second one is correct and driver rt2800pci is not built.

    > CONFIG_RT2800USB=m
    > # CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT30XX is not set
    > # CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT35XX is not set
    > # CONFIG_RT2800USB_UNKNOWN is not set
    > CONFIG_RT2800_LIB=m
    >
    >
    > BTW, I have to confess I figured out why compat-wireless had not been
    > updated: I forgot to add wireless updates to the list of repos... how
    > embarrassing ;-)


    As I have made plenty of mistakes, I will never berate you for this.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    Just to make this clear: I am using the desktop kernel that is being provided from opensuse. I have not made any changes to kernel configurations. Hence, if there is something wrong it must be a bug in the distribution. May be I should file a bug report.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    On 04/30/2011 03:36 AM, frank from ch wrote:
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    > Just to make this clear: I am using the desktop kernel that is being
    > provided from opensuse. I have not made any changes to kernel
    > configurations. Hence, if there is something wrong it must be a bug in
    > the distribution. May be I should file a bug report.


    I have already reported this. I was aware that this was the standard kernel.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    On 04/30/2011 12:31 PM, Larry Finger wrote:
    > On 04/30/2011 03:36 AM, frank from ch wrote:
    >>
    >> Just to make this clear: I am using the desktop kernel that is being
    >> provided from opensuse. I have not made any changes to kernel
    >> configurations. Hence, if there is something wrong it must be a bug in
    >> the distribution. May be I should file a bug report.

    >
    > I have already reported this. I was aware that this was the standard kernel.


    One other question: 32- or 64-bit system?

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    It's a 64bit system.

    You say you reported this already. But I could not find a report in bugzilla. Could you tell me the bug id, please?

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    On 04/30/2011 04:36 PM, frank from ch wrote:
    >
    > It's a 64bit system.
    >
    > You say you reported this already. But I could not find a report in
    > bugzilla. Could you tell me the bug id, please?


    I had posted it on the opensuse-kernel mailing list, but I have now also opened
    Bug 691073.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.4 module rt2800pci missing

    Many thanks for reporting the issue. I will follow the discussion on bugzilla and the mailing list. If you need more information or want me to try something, please let me know.

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