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Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby Tonmi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:01 pm

Hello.

I'm fairly new to the Linux-world and completely new to Mint. I've been using Ubuntu and OpenSUSE before.

To my question/problem;

I have a USB wireless networkcard( D-Link DWA-111 using thr rt73-chip) And Mint 14 MATE 64-bit wont detect it. The lamp on the card do not even light up.
I have downloaded the latest version of rutilt(v0.18) but I do not know how to install it. Every guide I read is too complex or do not compare to my hardware/software.
I can _not_ connect to internet via cable on the computer using Mint.

Can anyone explain to me as if to a 4-year old how to get my drivers/rutilt to work.

Note: I just want to be able to connet to the internet wireless so I dont really care what method is used.

Thanks
Tommy
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby AlbertP on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:05 pm

Please open a terminal from the menu, type this command, and press enter:
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inxi -N

Then please copy the output and post that here.
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby Tonmi on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 20:cf:30:93:7f:9f
Card-2: D-Link System DWA-111 802.11bg Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT2571W] driver: rt73usb
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby AlbertP on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:43 am

Ok, could you run this in terminal and post the output:
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dmesg | grep rt73
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby Tonmi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:57 am

I got no output at all.

Note: Ive been speaking to chattr on #linuxmint-help and we did loads but couldnt get it to work. They told me you're a god! ^^,
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby AlbertP on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:49 am

Could you try this in terminal:
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sudo dmesg -C
sudo modprobe rt73usb
dmesg
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby Tonmi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:04 am

This is what I got from dmesg;

[ 246.225644] usb 1-2: >reset high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
[ 246.392725] usb 1-2: >device firmware changed
[ 246.392785] phy126 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x09 failed for offset 0x0000 with error -19.
[ 246.392800] phy126 -> rt73usb_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RT chipset detected.
[ 246.392805] phy126 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device.
[ 246.392983] usb 1-2: >USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 246.509273] usb 1-2: >new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
[ 246.676303] usb 1-2: >too many configurations: 60, using maximum allowed: 8
[ 247.096793] usb 1-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=07d1, idProduct=3c06
[ 247.096804] usb 1-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[ 247.096811] usb 1-2: >Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
[ 247.096816] usb 1-2: >Manufacturer: Ralink
[ 247.212316] usb 1-2: >reset high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
[ 247.379365] usb 1-2: >device firmware changed
[ 247.379418] phy127 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x09 failed for offset 0x0000 with error -19.
[ 247.379432] phy127 -> rt73usb_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RT chipset detected.
[ 247.379436] phy127 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device.
[ 247.379591] usb 1-2: >USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 247.495929] usb 1-2: >new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
[ 247.662949] usb 1-2: >too many configurations: 60, using maximum allowed: 8
[ 248.083442] usb 1-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=07d1, idProduct=3c06
[ 248.083452] usb 1-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[ 248.083458] usb 1-2: >Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
[ 248.083463] usb 1-2: >Manufacturer: Ralink
[ 248.198969] usb 1-2: >reset high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
[ 248.366018] usb 1-2: >device firmware changed
[ 248.366070] phy128 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x09 failed for offset 0x0000 with error -19.
[ 248.366083] phy128 -> rt73usb_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RT chipset detected.
[ 248.366087] phy128 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device.
[ 248.366243] usb 1-2: >USB disconnect, device number 6
[ 248.482581] usb 1-2: >new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
[ 248.649598] usb 1-2: >too many configurations: 60, using maximum allowed: 8
[ 249.070091] usb 1-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=07d1, idProduct=3c06
[ 249.070100] usb 1-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[ 249.070106] usb 1-2: >Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
[ 249.070111] usb 1-2: >Manufacturer: Ralink
[ 249.185623] usb 1-2: >reset high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
[ 249.352666] usb 1-2: >device firmware changed
[ 249.352716] phy129 -> rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x09 failed for offset 0x0000 with error -19.
[ 249.352729] phy129 -> rt73usb_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RT chipset detected.
[ 249.352733] phy129 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device.
[ 249.352887] usb 1-2: >USB disconnect, device number 7
[ 249.469237] usb 1-2: >new high-speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby AlbertP on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:10 am

I suppose you have already tried installing compat-drivers or compat-wireless with chattr?
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby Tonmi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:16 am

I dont know about compat but we tried a bunch of things. Think he concluded that Mint is trying to use the wrong drivers.
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Re: Mint wont detect my rt73 USB-card

Postby AlbertP on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:39 pm

Device ID 07d1:3c06 which I read from your dmesg, has been present in the rt73usb driver in the kernel since 2008: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/g ... 26ec92c227

While it indeed looks like the driver might be wrong, I don't really believe this since it has been present in the kernel for over four years and no other kernel driver claims this device.
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