Solve wifi disconnect on Linux Mint 11 LXDE, eee pc 901

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Solve wifi disconnect on Linux Mint 11 LXDE, eee pc 901

Postby xyzzy on Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:39 pm

Recently started having trouble with WiFi - would stay connected for a few minutes and then refuse to connect again.

Resolved as follows, posting here as I searched for this combination and didn't see any direct references.

Check if multiple RT drivers loaded - e.g. rt2800pci, rt2800usb etc.
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lsmod | grep '^rt.*'


If more than just rt2860sta is shown, you need to blacklist the other drivers:
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Then insert the following at the end:
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blacklist rt2800lib
blacklist rt2800pci

Save and reboot.

Confirm afterwards with the following, only rt2800sta should be listed:
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lsmod | grep '^rt.*'
rt2860sta          494649      1
Last edited by xenopeek on Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited subject to clarify
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Re: Solve wifi disconnect on Linux Mint 11 LXDE, eee pc 901

Postby xenopeek on Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:38 am

Moved here by moderator

Thanks for sharing your solution! Perhaps you would also be willing to update the hardware compatibility list for Linux Mint? You can do this on the community website, http://community.linuxmint.com/, login (or create an account) and go to My Places > My Hardware and add an entry for this netbook :wink:
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