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I have been installing RaLink drivers as per the readme file. I got to: (from readme): 7> $load #[kernel 2.4] # $/sbin/insmod rt61.o # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up #[kernel ...
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    Help with RaLink driver installation


    I have been installing RaLink drivers as per the readme file. I got to:

    (from readme):
    7> $load

    #[kernel 2.4]

    # $/sbin/insmod rt61.o

    # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up



    #[kernel 2.6]

    # $/sbin/insmod rt61.ko

    # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up

    where I am not sure of, and when I typed:

    questa@Questa:~/RT61_Linux_STA_Drv1.0.4.0/Module$ load /sbin/insmod rt61.o
    bash: load: command not found
    questa@Questa:~/RT61_Linux_STA_Drv1.0.4.0/Module$

    What went wrong?

    Since then I've restarted the machine but it hangs while configuring network interfaces.
    Please help.

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    basicially what you should run is this:
    If you are using a 2.4 kernel
    Code:
    /sbin/insmod rt61.o
    /sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up
    if you are running a 2.6 kernel
    Code:
    /sbin/insmod rt61.ko
    /sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up
    and execute those commands as root.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    How do I get the machine running again (on Ubuntu)? I'm on Windows now!

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    Sorry for the late reply,

    The simple way would be to do a re-install. The complicated way (and I'm not sure if it will work) is this:
    * boot from a live cd
    * become root
    * mount the Ubuntu partition in read/write mode with
    Code:
    mount -o rw /dev/hdaX /mnt/hdaX
    where /dev/hdaX is the partition where Ubuntu resides
    * Find Ubuntu's network config file (should be similar to what debian uses) and delete any reference to the wireless card. Save this file
    * reboot into Ubuntu.
    * resetup the wireless card.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    I am grateful for your reply. I just reinstalled Ubuntu, but since then, I have not been able to finish the wireless setup, I used synaptics to get the linux source 2.6.15 but I can't untar it. I get:

    root@Questa:/usr/src# tar -xjfv linux-source-2.6.15.tar.bz2
    tar: v: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: linux-source-2.6.15.tar.bz2: Not found in archive
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    I am really green in Linux let alone Ubuntu.

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    try this to install the kernel sources
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kernel-sources
    or
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install kernel-headers
    that error from tar is because it can't find the file "linux-source-2.6.15.tar.bz2" in the present directory. To see if the sources are installed, just execute this command:
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/src/linux
    it should return something like /usr/src/linux -> linux-2.6.15
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