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[Bug 638791] Re: old and faulty rt2860sta [The self compiled rt2860sta works.]


Asbjørn Gabrielsen, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't
been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder, but the one all the way at the bottom) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Triaged => Incomplete

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  old and faulty rt2860sta [The self compiled rt2860sta works.]

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Bug description:
  This report concerns the Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 GN-WB31N-RH,  with a
  Ralink RT2870 chip set. The problem seems to concern several other
  devices with this chipset as well, considering all the different
  guides I've come across while trying to make it work. There is several
  reports concerning this chip set here on launchpad, but it's still an
  issue, an issue that should be an easy fix for maverick.

  I'm running lucid (kernel 2.6.32-24 generic).

  First of all the current driver in the kernel is old. The latest
  driver (v2.4.0.1) can be downloaded here:

  Second, the driver is not set up to allow WPA encryption by default.
  This can be easily fixed by editing the two lines concerning this in
  the file /os/linux/config.mk (in the downloaded driver folder) before
  running make/make install. WPA is very common and should be activated
  by default.

  Third. My device is apparently recognized as another chip set, and
  ubuntu loads the rt2800usb driver instead of the correct rt2870sta.
  I've had to blacklist rt2800usb to make it load the right driver.

  Fourth. My device is not included in the device list
  (/common/rtusb_dev_id.c) for the new driver. The lsusb command gives
  this information on my Gigabyte device: ID 1044:800c Chu Yuen
  Enterprise Co., Ltd

  Bug report #632187 concerns the same Gigabyte usb device on the same
  kernel, but does not mention the blacklisting rt2800 issue. In my
  experience the problem can not be solved without blacklisting the
  rt2800 driver.

  A quick search here at launchpad indicates that there is other devices
  missing in the device list as well.

  In short by, blacklsiting the rt2800 driver, editing the device list and activating WPA, i got it to work.
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
  Architecture: amd64
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  asbjoern   1334 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf6ffc000 irq 43'
     Mixer name	: 'SigmaTel STAC9205'
     Components	: 'HDA:838476a0,102801f9,00100204'
     Controls      : 18
     Simple ctrls  : 11DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=86d62931-370a-4a85-8b20-c9f290f2b781InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100920)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Latitude D630
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
   Socket 0:
     no product info available
   Socket 0:
     no card
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=f80f3451-05ac-44f9-a3c4-3d62126ea8d3 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic No
  RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.38
  Reproducible: YesTags: maverick kernel-net needs-upstream-testing
  Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
  UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
  dmi.bios.date: 01/04/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A17
  dmi.board.name: 0WM416
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA17:bd01/04/2010:svnDellInc.:pnLatitudeD630:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0WM416:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Latitude D630
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

  ###The Gigabyte GN-WI30N-RH uses the Ralink RT2860 wireless chipset
  with support for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n (draft standard).###

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