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Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby pmccrackan on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:02 am

Hi, my wireless is not picking up any access points. If anyone could point me in the right direction in getting this solved I would greatly appreciate it.
The install has all updates applied.
Looks to me as though there is some kind of mismatch between the device and the driver installed, the device shows as RT3090, but in WLAN0 it shows as RT2860?

Here is my mintwifi output:

* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
==> PCI ID = 1814:3090
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 RT2860 Wireless ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT2860STA"
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:-87 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:21:6e:06:7a
inet addr:10.1.1.11 Bcast:10.1.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::224:21ff:fe6e:67a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:216 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:47942 (46.8 KiB) TX bytes:20297 (19.8 KiB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Reloading /etc/samba/smb.conf: smbd only.
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 10.1.1.1
Address: 10.1.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 66.102.11.104
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby vincent on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:43 am

Check to see whether or not you have the "wireless-tools" and "firmware-ralink" packages installed already. Install them if you don't.

Could you post the output of the following commands:
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lsmod
lspci -v
Debian Testing x64/LM9 Main x64/Windows 7 x64 - LG R580 laptop w/ Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GHz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce G 105M, Ralink rt2860 802.11n, 300 GB WD HD 5400 rpm
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:45 am

I moved this here
Seems like a better place for it
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby pmccrackan on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:10 am

Thanks for the speedy response, yes those files / tools are installed.
Here is the output from the commands:

Module Size Used by
parport_pc 15799 0
ppdev 4058 0
lp 5570 0
parport 22554 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sco 5857 2
bridge 32987 0
stp 996 1 bridge
bnep 7444 2
rfcomm 25167 0
l2cap 21705 6 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 36327 6 sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
rfkill 10264 3 bluetooth
acpi_cpufreq 4943 0
cpufreq_conservative 4018 0
cpufreq_powersave 602 0
cpufreq_stats 1940 0
cpufreq_userspace 1480 0
binfmt_misc 4907 1
fuse 43758 1
loop 9757 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 163214 1
snd_hda_intel 16703 2
snd_hda_codec 46002 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 4054 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 28671 0
snd_mixer_oss 10461 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 47214 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi 3576 0
radeon 508914 2
snd_rawmidi 12505 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 3684 1 snd_seq_midi
ttm 33378 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 18305 1 radeon
uvcvideo 45226 0
snd_seq 35463 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
drm 112020 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_timer 12258 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 3673 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
joydev 6771 0
serio_raw 2916 0
i2c_algo_bit 3497 1 radeon
video 14605 0
videodev 25545 1 uvcvideo
snd 34363 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
rt3090sta 538130 0
soundcore 3450 1 snd
v4l1_compat 10250 2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_page_alloc 5045 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
wmi 3575 0
psmouse 44653 0
pcspkr 1207 0
tpm_tis 5496 0
evdev 5609 18
tpm 8137 1 tpm_tis
output 1204 1 video
processor 26599 3 acpi_cpufreq
crc_ccitt 1039 1 rt3090sta
button 3598 0
battery 3782 0
i2c_core 12696 5 radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,videodev
ac 1640 0
tpm_bios 3569 1 tpm
ext4 254973 1
mbcache 3762 1 ext4
jbd2 56091 1 ext4
crc16 1027 2 l2cap,ext4
sg 15968 0
sr_mod 10770 0
sd_mod 25869 2
cdrom 26487 1 sr_mod
crc_t10dif 1012 1 sd_mod
sata_sis 2738 1
ata_generic 2019 0
ohci_hcd 16880 0
pata_sis 6551 1 sata_sis
libata 115665 3 sata_sis,ata_generic,pata_sis
ehci_hcd 27763 0
sis190 11694 0
thermal 9206 0
thermal_sys 9378 3 video,processor,thermal
mii 2714 1 sis190
usbcore 98402 4 uvcvideo,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
nls_base 4541 1 usbcore
scsi_mod 101401 4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
pete@cx600-laptop ~/Desktop $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 01)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge
00:0f.0 Audio device: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Azalia Audio Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 LP [Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby pmccrackan on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:31 am

Ooops forgot the -v on lspci, here it is:


02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 6891
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at febf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 00-00-3f-ad-47-21-24-00
Kernel driver in use: rt3090
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby vincent on Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:07 am

http://wiki.debian.org/rt2860sta

I'd like you to try the following:
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sudo modprobe -r rt3090sta
sudo modprobe rt2860sta
sudo iwlist scan


If the last command doesn't give you anything, try disabling security on your wireless network (i.e. temporarily disable WEP/WPA if you're using either one of them), and then run the last command again.

If all fails...you may want to compile a Ralink driver from source. http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby pmccrackan on Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:36 am

Thanks for help.
Fix was :
Download driver from the suggested web site.
Compiled, (make install etc)
Reboot.
Problem solved.
Wireless now all good.

Cheers to all!
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby menimus on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:11 pm

I have the exact problem you had, I downloaded the .zip file but have no idea how to compile it lol. I'm so used to apt-get and synaptic that I barely use terminal for compiling unpacking or installing.

Can you explain me how you did it?
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby menimus on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:42 pm

This is my lspci -v

# Theres others, but the rest are working just fine :D. I'm having problems with the wireless

03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
Subsystem: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at febf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
Kernel modules: rt2860sta, rt2800pci
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Re: Mint Debian, wireless issues on MSI CX600

Postby vincent on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:36 am

There's a README in the tarball you download from Ralink that explains how to compile and install the driver. See the posts above.
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