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    How to install kernal module- im a noob


    Used linux for a couple weeks, and after moving my computer setup to a different room i needed to buy a wifi nic card. I did, but it was really buggy. Called rosewill, they said a linux driver/kernal module was on there site. I found it, downloaded it, but how do i install it? Im a noob, ive only ise linux for about two weeks and only used the termal once. I really need help. If i need to use termal, what commands? (the only one i know is sudo apt-get install/remove)

    any help would be wonderful

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    Since you did not know. We handle it this way. Howdy and Welcome.

    Wireless Setup - Start Here

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html

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    ok, here out put from frist command:

    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $ lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge [1022:9601]
    Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge [1022:9601]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) [1022:9602]
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) [1022:9606]
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] [1002:4390] (rev 40)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:5503]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    Kernel modules: ahci
    00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller [1002:439c] (rev 40)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    Kernel modules: pata_atiixp
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:821f]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
    00:14.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:16.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:16.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:3701]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1200]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map [1022:1201]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller [1022:1202]
    Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control [1022:1203]
    Kernel driver in use: k10temp
    Kernel modules: k10temp
    00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control [1022:1204]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4250] [1002:9715]
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:1706]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: radeon
    01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:970f]
    Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:970f]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)
    Subsystem: Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp Device [1565:230a]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    Kernel modules: r8169
    03:05.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    Subsystem: Ralink corp. RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
    Kernel modules: rt2800pci
    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $

    and output from second:


    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12713 0
    nls_cp437 16991 0
    vfat 17585 0
    fat 61475 1 vfat
    usb_storage 57901 0
    uas 18027 0
    ipheth 13563 0
    nls_utf8 12557 1
    isofs 40253 1
    bnep 18436 2
    rfcomm 47946 0
    bluetooth 166112 10 bnep,rfcomm
    pci_stub 12622 1
    vboxpci 23200 0
    vboxnetadp 13382 0
    vboxnetflt 23441 0
    vboxdrv 282548 3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    binfmt_misc 17540 1
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32040 1
    ppdev 17113 0
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 330769 1
    arc4 12529 2
    snd_seq_midi 13324 0
    snd_rawmidi 30547 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
    radeon 1015995 3
    parport_pc 36962 1
    rt2800pci 18715 0
    rt2800lib 54306 1 rt2800pci
    snd_hda_intel 33390 2
    snd_hda_codec 104802 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
    crc_ccitt 12667 1 rt2800lib
    rt2x00pci 14578 1 rt2800pci
    snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
    rt2x00lib 50325 3 rt2800pci,rt2800lib,rt2x00pci
    snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ttm 76805 1 radeon
    snd_pcm 96755 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    drm_kms_helper 42558 1 radeon
    mac80211 310872 3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
    snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd_timer 29991 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    drm 236330 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13423 1 radeon
    cfg80211 199587 2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
    eeprom_93cx6 12725 1 rt2800pci
    snd 68266 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_rawmi di,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,s nd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
    sp5100_tco 13791 0
    psmouse 73882 0
    serio_raw 13166 0
    i2c_piix4 13301 0
    edac_core 53746 0
    edac_mce_amd 23709 0
    shpchp 37345 0
    k10temp 13166 0
    soundcore 12680 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp 17799 0
    parport 46562 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    usbhid 47198 0
    hid 95463 1 usbhid
    r8169 52788 0
    pata_atiixp 13164 0
    ahci 26002 3
    libahci 26861 1 ahci
    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $

    kernal version:

    3.0.0-12-generic



    i dont get the rest of what hes talking about. but really, id just like to frist try and install this driver/module. are there any guilds on that?

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    From Kernel 3.0 the staging driver rt2860sta is replaced by mainline driver rt2800pci, and the staging drivers are deleted.

    kernal version:

    3.0.0-12-generic
    Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
    Kernel modules: rt2800pci
    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $
    That is the wireless card you just bought . It tells you that the rt2800pci driver is loaded by the kernel aready. So quit thinking like a Windows user thinking you need to install

    id just like to frist try and install this driver/module.
    First. Go into your bios and make sure the wifi card is turned on before I say anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    From Kernel 3.0 the staging driver rt2860sta is replaced by mainline driver rt2800pci, and the staging drivers are deleted.





    That is the wireless card you just bought . It tells you that the rt2800pci driver is loaded by the kernel aready. So quit thinking like a Windows user thinking you need to install



    First. Go into your bios and make sure the wifi card is turned on before I say anything else.
    it is turned on and (for the moment) working. it sometime works its just really buggy. you need to understand i know almost nothing- ihave no idea what your talking about with the rt2800 thing. its already there? if the driver for my exact card is allready there why is it on the website?

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    if the driver for my exact card is allready there why is it on the website?
    For people with older kernels who need the driver because pre 3.0 kernels don't have the driver already in them.

    i know almost nothing- ihave no idea what your talking about with the rt2800 thing. its already there?
    Yes. It is already there. The kernel loaded the driver which is already in the kernel.

    it is turned on and (for the moment) working.
    Good to hear.

    it sometime works its just really buggy.
    I don't know how to answer that.

    what does

    Code:
    sudo ifconfig -a
    show?

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    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $ sudo ifconfig -a
    [sudo] password for jlloyd13:
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:67:fe:be:50
    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)
    Interrupt:41 Base address:0x6000

    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:3610 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3610 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:362701 (362.7 KB) TX bytes:362701 (362.7 KB)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:6f:bd:3d:22
    inet addr:192.168.0.9 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::202:6fff:febd:3d22/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1487792 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1178845 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1621489910 (1.6 GB) TX bytes:143993673 (143.9 MB)

    jlloyd13@A880GZ ~ $

    i suppose it could just be my routor..youd expect my card to do better then my phone thou

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    Code:
    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:6f:bd:3d:22
    inet addr:192.168.0.9 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::202:6fff:febd:3d22/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:1487792 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1178845 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1621489910 (1.6 GB) TX bytes:143993673 (143.9 MB)
    Looks good to go to me. wlan0 is your wireless working.

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    Its still working fine. Probably some other issue. Thanks for helping, i can now cross nic card off my list of things to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLloyd137 View Post
    Its still working fine. Probably some other issue. Thanks for helping, i can now cross nic card off my list of things to check.
    Cool. Use the thread tools above your first post to mark this thread as Solved
    It helps other users looking on the net.

    Happy trails, Rok

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