it's just a little bit different from the way we go for debian sid.
First: Download the rt2860-source package you find in the sid repos.
For mirrors see this page: http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/rt28 ... e/download
Install it by typing "sudo dpkg -i rt2860-source*" in console.
Second step: Stay in console and type "sudo apt-get install debhelper" which will install the package "debhelper" (really!).
Second and a half: Not worth a third step, but necessary: Type - surely still in console - "sudo apt-get install module-assistant" to get m-a.
Third step: Type these commands in console:
sudo m-a prepare
sudo m-a a-i rt2860
This should end without an error.
To test the module, type (in console..): "sudo modprobe rt2860sta"
You got WLAN? Yes!
To enable the module each start, type (you know where!): "sudo gedit /etc/modules"
Add the modules name at the bottom of the file, in a new, single line. Like this:
(This was tested on Mint 6)