I installed the new OpenSUSE 13.1 on a computer a month ago and I have been having trouble with my Wireless Adapter. I’ve been searching for a while and I ended up at several pages that were telling me all the same: downloading the Ralink drivers and install them manually. Until these days I didn’t have time enough but now I’ve been trying to install after downloading them (I had problems with the make command) and after making the changes asked and installing the necessary packets, I came across this error when doing $make:
make -C tools
make: Entering directory /home/qdsk/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v22.214.171.124/tools' gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h make: Leaving directory /home/qdsk/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v126.96.36.199/tools’
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/qdsk/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v188.8.131.52/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build SUBDIRS=/home/qdsk/Downloads/2010_0709_RT2870_Linux_STA_v184.108.40.206/os/linux modules
**make: *** /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
So, the build folder that should be in the filesystem just doesn’t exist. I tried to fix this by downloading the package build for building rpm (as it was requested in a post), but didn’t work, and know I don’t really know what to do next. It’s really annoying having the WiFi disconected randomly and then for a few time it doesn’t accept the network password and keeps asking you util it gets right…
It’s a WPA password the one that the router uses, in the web it was said that this was the problem and was why I had to reinstall the drivers with the WPA properties enabled.
Thanks for your answer wolfi, as you said I installed both packages, right now it may be too soon to tell if its working well but the problem hasn’t yet repeated. If the problem continues appearing, I’ll reply again.
On 12/03/2013 04:46 PM, qdsk wrote:
> wolfi323;2604994 Wrote:
>> You can install the STA driver from Packman: ‘PackMan :: Informationen
>> zum Paket broadcom-wl’
>> (http://packman.links2linux.de/package/broadcom-wl) You need the
>> packages “broadcom-wl” and “broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop”. Thanks for your answer wolfi, as you said I installed both packages,
> right now it may be too soon to tell if its working well but the problem
> hasn’t yet repeated. If the problem continues appearing, I’ll reply
I am confused. In the first post, you said you were trying to build an Ralink
driver for your wireless device, and now you say that the Broadcom wl driver
“fixed” your problem.
Those two statements are as contradictory as trying to build an nVidia driver
for your Intel graphics card!
Does it do this in windows? When I used to rely on these adapters I always had issues with Linux as they would keep disconnecting randomly, I just ended up switching to powerline adapters and ethernet.
No issues in windows as far as i am concerned with the adapter, but i remember some years ago I tried ubuntu with this adapter and I had the exact same issue. I’m trying to switch to powerline, also think is the best, but its not my decision to do it so I still need to fix the WiFi adapter…