[Solved]Kernel Panic after installing Driver for Asus USBN66

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[Solved]Kernel Panic after installing Driver for Asus USBN66

Postby JadeWingDragon on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:54 am

I'm a relative newbie to Linux, having run Ubuntu 12.10 for a few months before I decided to try Mint. Currently running Mint 14 Cinnamon, but I'm having trouble getting my Asus USB N66 wireless dongle to speak with the system. I followed the directions from this thread:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=113764 and installed the rt3573sta driver from the included CD via the method described here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1986992 (post 5). Mint shortly thereafter proceeded to go totally gaga and became nonoperational. Black screen with white text that I think is a Kernel Panic. I would reboot and it would just do it again after loading and maybe working for a few minutes. I don't know if it's the driver of something I'm doing wrong, so some help would be appreciated.

Since the "read before you post here" thread said to do so, following are the results of typing mintwifi into terminal:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:2b:34:30:25:81
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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:1461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:156181 (156.1 KB) TX bytes:156181 (156.1 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Last edited by JadeWingDragon on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Kernel Panic(?) after installing Driver for Asus USB N66

Postby ebdoradz on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:26 pm

did you figured out what was the trouble i have the same wifi adaptor...

and before swithing i want to be sure that everything will work fine
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Re: Kernel Panic(?) after installing Driver for Asus USB N66

Postby JadeWingDragon on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:34 pm

For others who may have the same problem, it appears someone edited the driver and has possibly fixed my issue. https://github.com/ashaffer/rt3573sta. If you follow the directions previously linked with the modified driver, it appears to work. I've got it running on Mint 15 Cinnamon x64 and so far it's behaving. Following directions from this post http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=120246 gets the driver to load on startup, so you don't have to type modprobe every time you boot up your system.

Sorry to the mods for resurrecting this after almost a year(!), but I figured someone might run into this as well. I had to abandon Mint and run Cinnamon inside Ubuntu (which was annoying) when I couldn't find the solution, and it made me sad, so I thought I'd put my fix up. :D
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