ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

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ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by King_DuckZ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 0:18

Hello, I did an equo upgrade yesterday and I got the notice about some packages being removed from the repository. I deleted them as suggested.
Tbh, the thing was a little broken because it suggested I remove boost, which is a little crazy. Other than that, I removed ralink-rt2860 and ralink-rt2870, then after rebooting I have no more internet connection.
lspci reports:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100

I went to http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/ then, and noticed the announcement at the top of the page, about the driver being merged into the kernel. So, what do I have to do to get my network card back to work?

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Here is the exact command I used:

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equo remove libnl sys-libs/db gentoo-editor linux-firmwares Xaw3d b43-firmware ralink-rt2870-firmware ralink-rt2860-firmware
Running ifconfig now doesn't show anything at all, while normally I see eth0, wlan0 and lo. Any help about this please?

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Re: ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by genfool » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:09

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equo install libnl
libnl is the culprit, if you have no network to install it, try dhcpcd eth0 or wlan0 or whatever you need..
Point is if you can get network long enough to equo install libnl you will be fine.... been awhile since I have seen this issue.

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Re: ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by King_DuckZ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 13:58

The command dhcpcd eth0 worked great, so I could connect to the internet. Then I installed libnl and rebooted but nothing changed :( I don't even see the networkmanager icon in the KDE plasmoids list :/ Though equo reports networkmanager to be installed...

This is the output I get if I run oscheck:

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[[email protected] ~]# equo security oscheck
>>  @@ Controllo file di sistema...
>> @@ mail-mta/postfix-2.8.3: Ffile alterati:
>>  /etc/postfix/main.cf
>> @@ sci-libs/fftw-3.2.2-r1: Ffile alterati:
>>  /usr/lib64/libfftw3_threads.la
>>  /usr/lib64/libfftw3f_threads.la
>>  /usr/lib64/libfftw3l_threads.la
>> @@ sys-libs/glibc-2.13-r4: Ffile alterati:
>>  /etc/locale.gen
>> @@ sys-kernel/linux-sabayon-2.6.39-r10: Ffile alterati:
>>  /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-sabayon
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.alias
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.alias.bin
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.dep
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.dep.bin
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.pcimap
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.symbols
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.symbols.bin
>>  /lib/modules/2.6.39-sabayon/modules.usbmap
>> @@ sys-apps/openrc-0.8.3-r1: Ffile alterati:
>>  /etc/conf.d/hostname
>>  /etc/conf.d/net
>> @@ sys-devel/base-gcc-4.6.2: Ffile alterati:
>>  /etc/env.d/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-4.6.2
>> @@ app-admin/sudo-1.8.3_p1: Ffile alterati:
>>  /etc/sudoers
>> @@ app-office/libreoffice-3.4.4.2-r1: Ffile alterati:
>>  /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
>> @@ app-admin/packagekit-base-0.6.19: Ffile alterati:
>>  /var/lib/PackageKit/transactions.db
>> @@ sys-kernel/linux-sabayon-3.0-r12: Ffile alterati:
>>  /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.0.0-sabayon
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.alias
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.alias.bin
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.dep
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.dep.bin
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.pcimap
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.symbols
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.symbols.bin
>>  /lib/modules/3.0.0-sabayon/modules.usbmap
>>  @@ Sono stati trovati file alterati
(there's a localization typo as well: "ffile" got two "f")
Is there a command in equo to re-install a package, something like urpmi --replacepkgs from Mandriva?


Update:
I think I got the network running again. I think I was missing a file called libwimaxll.so, and after reinstalling the correct package the network was back when I rebooted. Beats me how I lost that file though. Also, equo libtest reported no problems, although it mentioned this file in its output (I couldn't find it even after updatedb/locate).

The last problem left is that NetworkManager icon is missing. I don't have it in the tray nor in the plasmoid list :/ I used the command /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart, everything seems fine but there's no icon nowhere.

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Re: ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by King_DuckZ » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:33

*bump*

I still need help, someone knows how to fix my problem?
I have no networkmanager icon anymore :/

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Re: ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by nickdanger » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:45

I had the same problem with the nm-applet icon missing. It would not start in terminal either. I ran

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equo deptest
and it loaded wimax tools for me, and updated perl. Then I had my icon back, and with it, my wired network connectivity returned (after a reboot). How did it get lost to start with? I may never know, but it worked OK until I installed the latest updates.

N.D.

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Re: ralink 2860/2870 removed after last update

Post by King_DuckZ » Sun Dec 11, 2011 20:03

I did it, some dependency was installed but the problem still remains.

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