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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:59 pm

Well guy’s she’s a challenge this one.

Starting with Jeremy:

Yep, that extra step fixed that problem but we now get stuck with “ sudo cp mt7612u.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/”.

It just sits there and nothing happens. The little white square doesn’t even flash and there seems no HDD activity. I left it 15 mins in case it was doing something but I think it just hung.

Michael:

Yep, that site looks hopeful, but you’ll love this.

If you want the Linux Drivers you click the Apple Icon and if you want Apple Drivers you click Linux Icon. :roll:

How many demerit points shall we give them for that. :D

Anyway, I’ve downloaded the Linux Drivers but I’ll just wait and see what Jeremy comes up with as the matter is difficult enough as it is without Driver Conflicts.

This Dongle is turning out to be quite a challenge, but I can’t get my head around why we can’t use the Linux Drivers on the CD supplied with the Dongle? :?

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:15 pm

Forgot to post Screenshot of stuck Terminal command.

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:50 pm

If you want to try the drivers on the disc, copy/extract the DPO folder to the linux mint desktop, go into the folder, right click inside and choose open in terminal. Then you can try

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make

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sudo make install


A lot of times the drivers on the discs are too old to use with the kernels used by Linux Mint, there is a chance these might considering the date on some of the files

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:07 am

Thanks Jeremy.

But it's not getting any easier. :D

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:34 am

Any errors from the make command?

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:45 pm

Ahhh, yes Jeremy, The whole thing flashed past so quickly I didn't notice some Errors, Warnings and Notes being reported.

Now I'd like to be able to post the whole installation report by screenshot but with the 100K file size restriction it would be far too small to be able to read so I'll try a screenshoot the errors and see if you can deduct anything from them. Here goes. :D

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:49 pm

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:58 pm

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:00 pm

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:03 pm

Well that took some doing with <100k files and only 3 attachments per post. :D

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:05 pm

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cd mt7612u

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sudo cp mt7612u.ko /lib/modules/4.4.0-36-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/

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sudo depmod -a


The source code on the disk is too old to be compatible with the kernel

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks for your patience Jeremy, it's appreciated.

I followed you instructions and got no error messages.

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I then rebooted and the system just hung at the Mint Logo screen. There was no light on the Dongle and no apparent HDD action.

I then removed the Dongle and the five little lights under the Mint Logo started to rotate but there was still no HDD action and the system didn't boot.

I then rebooted, without the Dongle, and everything, (except the Dongle), is working and back to where we were.

Now I don't know if this is of any help, but the supplied drivers are supposed to be for Linux v3.0.0.1 if that is any help. Probably just confirms what you have already worked out.

Thanks

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby JeremyB » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:27 pm

Last try

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cd mt7612u

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sudo make installfw

Reboot

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 pm

No change Jeremy, same results as my last post. :(

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:36 pm

Well we haven’t had much luck with this new Dongle, but the old XP Computer flies, quickest in the house by far on internet speedtest, which includes Win10 Laptops.

Now, as a bonus, going back to the little Dongle, it goes OK for a while now, but then drops out and I have to turn the wireless off and then on again from the applet on the bottom panel.

All other computers in the household are fine so I guess I must have done something whilst trying to get this dreaded new Dongle working.

Anyway, I’ve got another idea, and seeing it doesn’t include the subject new Dongle I’ll start another thread.

However, if somebody comes up with a bright idea I’d still like to get this new Dongle going on my Mint computer. :D

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Re: Installing Wireless USB Adapter

Postby Bob M » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:57 am

I’ve been doing a bit of Research on this business on Wi-Fi dropping out and found it was common going back a good number of years. A lot of the fixes related to Power Management so I followed the instructions to find out if it was turned on.

It wasn’t, but I’ll post the report on the old Dongle that I’ve broken, in case it is relevant to someone’s thinking. :?

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