I have a problem on OpenSuse 10.3 with my DWL-G122 Version C1 wireless dongle. If I’ve my dongle connected before starting Linux or connected after linux is running the OS goes in crash.
This is probably the result of bad istalling rt73 driver on my PC
First driver downloaded and installed from
Second driver downloaded and installed from
I don’t really know what I can do at this stage… this wireless dongle works on Windows XP (I’m running Linux and Windows XP on the same computer).
Someone have an idea? Do You need more informations to help me?
Thanks in advance
did you uninstall the old drivers that don’t work ? possibly a driver conflict ?
I tried to unistall the old driver using the command “modprobe -r rt73”.
After this I listed again the installed modules using the command “modprobe -l !grep rt73” and nothing was changed. Then I went in the directory where the “modprobe -l !grep rt73” command told me the file was saved and changed its extension in order to prevent linux to load it again at the next reboot.
After this I reboot linux and installed the new driver with the effect you know.
I don’t really know how to unistall the driver in another way. I will appreciate if you could help me on this!
To uninstall a compiled driver you have to run
from the directory you compiled from,then,
( replace xx with driver’s name ) to remove the module
The option “unistall” does not exist in the makefile; the option “clean” does exist instead!!!
Without dongle plugged in an USB port:
I run the command “make clean” and then “rmmod rt73” in the relevant directory for both the two driver previously installed.
After this, I installed again the second driver running the command “make all” and “make install”, as described in the README file, in the relevant directory.
I reboot the PC and plugged the dongle in an USB port… the system went equally in crash!!!
Do you have any other idea on how solve the problem?
Is it possible to make a log of boot? In this way I can show you when the boot procedure fail and above all understand the reason of failure
Thanks in advance
> Do you have any other idea on how solve the problem?
> Is it possible to make a log of boot? In this way I can show you when
> the boot procedure fail and above all understand the reason of failure
> Thanks in advance
You can see that log in /var/log/boot.msg and in the output of dmesg.