rt73 install dmesg - was cannot use make command for rt73

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rt73 install dmesg - was cannot use make command for rt73

Postby dfaj21 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:56

Hi Warra-warra,
After your suggestion, I tried installing sabayon 3.4f, stable version, kernel 2.6.22-sabayon

As per Wiki RT73 USB wireless setup, I did
# emerge -C rt2500 ---> no result, no modules
# emerge -C rt73 ------> no result, no modules
# emerge -C rt73-firmware ----> un-emerged.


The rt73 CVS that I used is the version rt73-cvs-2007101214, as some people from serialmonkey forum reckons as the “snake-oil” solution that works.

I untar at my /home/user1 folder, and did the
# make && make install

It do not result in any error message. Next I use command

localhost ~ # dmesg | tail -n5
[ 72.752906] fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 5
[ 72.765572] fbsplash: console 11 using theme 'sabayon'
[ 72.773072] fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 11
[ 81.151121] atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.
[ 82.150573] atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.

localhost ~ # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

localhost ~ # ifconfig wlan0 up
localhost ~ # iwlist wlan0 scann
wlan0 No scan results




In the wiki it said “edit the file /etc/modules.d/rt73”, however my ls command showed no such file exist:

localhost / # cd /etc/modules.d
localhost modules.d # ls
aliases blacklist ipw2200 lirc pbe5 slmodem
alsa fuse ipw3945d mwave ppp svgalib
ath_pci i386 ivtv-fb ndiswrapper rt2400 svgalib_helper
av5100 ipw2100 kqemu nvidia x86info


However I still use
#nano -w /etc/modules.d/rt73
and inside I write
#alias usbra? rt73
alias ra0 rt73



I guess I should use wlan0 instead of ra0?

From other posting, I also found out that I need to copy the rt73.ko file from /lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/extra to /lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/net

and then run modprobe rt73. But still It does not work out.

localhost ~ # cd /lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/extra
localhost extra # ls
acerhk.ko kvm-amd.ko kvm-intel.ko kvm.ko rt73.ko

localhost extra # cp rt73.ko /lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/drivers/net/wireless
cp: cannot create regular file `/lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/drivers/net/wireless': No such file or directory

localhost 2.6.22-sabayon # ls
block misc modules.ieee1394map modules.pcimap net
build modules.alias modules.inputmap modules.seriomap source
extra modules.ccwmap modules.isapnpmap modules.symbols usb
kernel modules.dep modules.ofmap modules.usbmap video

localhost 2.6.22-sabayon # cd net
localhost net # ls
ath_hal.ko ath_rate_sample.ko wlan_acl.ko wlan_scan_sta.ko
ath_pci.ko et131x.ko wlan_ccmp.ko wlan_tkip.ko
ath_rate_amrr.ko slamr.ko wlan.ko wlan_wep.ko
ath_rate_onoe.ko slusb.ko wlan_scan_ap.ko wlan_xauth.ko


localhost extra # cp rt73.ko /lib/modules/2.6.22-sabayon/net
localhost extra # cd /lib/modules/
localhost modules # cd 2.6*
localhost 2.6.22-sabayon # cd net
localhost net # ls
ath_hal.ko et131x.ko wlan_ccmp.ko wlan_wep.ko
ath_pci.ko rt73.ko wlan.ko wlan_xauth.ko
ath_rate_amrr.ko slamr.ko wlan_scan_ap.ko
ath_rate_onoe.ko slusb.ko wlan_scan_sta.ko
ath_rate_sample.ko wlan_acl.ko wlan_tkip.ko

localhost net # modprobe rt73
localhost net # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.

localhost net # dmesg | tail -n5
[ 72.752906] fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 5
[ 72.765572] fbsplash: console 11 using theme 'sabayon'
[ 72.773072] fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 11
[ 81.151121] atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.
[ 82.150573] atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly.
localhost net # ifconfig wlan0 up
localhost net # iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0 No scan results


Well I hope this results helped in diagnosing what went wrong:

localhost modules.d # lsmod |grep rt
rt73 190464 0
rt73usb 23168 0
rt2x00usb 10432 1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib 16000 2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
mac80211 142120 3 rc80211_simple,rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
crc_itu_t 2240 1 rt2x00lib
iTCO_vendor_support 3940 1 iTCO_wdt
l

ocalhost modules.d # cat /etc/modprobe.conf
### This file is automatically generated by update-modules
#
# Please do not edit this file directly. If you want to change or add
# anything please take a look at the files in /etc/modprobe.d and read
# the manpage for update-modules(8).
#
... some other entries I cut out
alias binfmt-204 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-263 binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-264 binfmt_aout
alias /dev/nvidiactl nvidia
alias tty-ldisc-13 n_hdlc
alias ra? rt2400
alias ra0 rt73
alias char-major-242-* slamr


And as for Internet Connection, I am able to use RJ45 cable (network), but it is extremely inconfinient and I will need to use my wireless USB.

So please help.

Thanks
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Re: rt73 install dmesg - was cannot use make command for rt73

Postby Thev00d00 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 21:15

rt73 should work out of the box? try the live cd?

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