RaLink RT2561/RT61 Working In LiveCD Not In Actual HDD Install

I am and Ubuntu user, and recently became interested in KDE 4, since it obviously looks much more modern that GNOME. I tried Kubuntu, but didn’t really like it that much, so I downloaded openSUSE 11.3 and installed it on an old 40 GB IDE hard drive, leaving my existing Windows/Ubuntu HD untouched. The only problem is the Wi-Fi doesn’t work, although it did work on the liveCD. Issuing the command gives the Wi-Fi card as being a RaLink RT2561/RT61. Does anyone know how to fix this? I really hope I can get this fixed, as I’ve heard some great things about openSUSE KDE, and would love to make it my primary OS, completely dumping Ubuntu. I’m using the 64-bit CD.

Hello dave2889 and welcome to the forums.

You are the one who can find out what to do. Boot the liveCD again and check what driver it is using. Enter as root:

lspci -k

and it will show the kernel module used. BTW: what flavour of kernel is installed on the HDD? Show the results of

uname -a

I did what you said, the results are posted below. The firmware is already in /lib/firmware, how do I activate them. The wireless tab in the network settings window is greyed out, also no network icon appears in the systray.



linux@linux:~> su root
linux:/home/linux # lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5000
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 10)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device a002
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5004
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5006
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 5001
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device b002
        Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-8I945PG-RH Mainboard
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 34d6
        Kernel driver in use: nouveau
01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 34d6
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology GA-EP45-DS5 Motherboard
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
04:01.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g
        Subsystem: D-Link System Inc Device 3a71
        Kernel driver in use: rt61pci

linux-w6uu:~ # uname -a
Linux linux-w6uu 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I’ve been fiddling around with the network settings in YAST, and it seems to pick up my Wi-Fi network when I try to configure it, but the Wi-Fi tab is still greyed out, and no network manager icon in the systray even when I restart.

Casually I’ve noticed the same problem with my fresh install. I’ve got a Cisco (lynksys?) WUSB54GC v3 (driver: rt2870) and since the above command ( lspci -k ) didn’t apply to me, did some googleing and found:

linux@linux:~> lsmod | grep rt2
rt2870sta 436230 1
crc_ccitt 1403 1 rt2870sta
usbcore 192259 6 rt2870sta,usbhid,usb_storage,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd

linux@linux:~> uname -a
Linux linux.site 2.6.34-12-default #1 SMP 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

At this very moment, I’m writing this post thanks to the LiveCD. What’s next?

Same problem with a D-Link usb key. Work in the livecd with the network manager applet, after installing to HDD not working anymore and no network applet, actually no wireless network recognized at all… strange

I may be able to shed light on the situation. I’ve been having the same problem with a different distro. The liveCD came with kernel 2.6.33. The installed version had kernel 2.6.34, and when upgraded 2.6.35. Only the kernel versions 2.6.33 and 2.6.32 worked for me with a rt61 ralink card. I think it has something to do with the drivers used in 2.6.34 and above. I couldn’t come up with any solutions though :-(. I’m in the same boat.

Hello all
The same here

SOLUTION: as i dont use encryption and it dit not work to get a connection

and when i deleted WSA package all worked as it should