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  1. #11

    One more thing to add.

    It appears that the rt2800usb driver is not in the standard release of compat-wireless. It can be found by getting the source from the GIT development repository.

    Rt2x00 GIT instructions - Rt2x00Wiki
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    thanks very much for your time. Sure, its a litttle confusing still, but I'll continue trying, once again thanks mate.

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    To recap:

    You have two drivers that my work with this wireless. Both will have to be compiled from source.

    Ralink RT2870STA
    Rt2x00 rt2800usb (open source driver)

    The rt2800usb driver is still in development stage, so maybe try the Ralink RT2870STA first. I will help you out in installing it, just ask.
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    Hi, yes mate, I would like a little help with installation before I go completely crazy trying to learn commands. I see so many times ''order not found'' or ''no file or directory exists''. Every night my woman tells me ''leave it'', but I can't!!
    Anyway....I downloaded RT2870STA (didnt understand why you write rt2x00 rt2800usb underneath) I've a lot to learn yet. I tried to uncompress it and-
    boo@boo-laptop:~$ dir
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0.bz2
    2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3.zip
    2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
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    Escritorio
    examples.desktop
    for\ mr\ reed~
    gimp-help-2.4.2
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    boo@boo-laptop:~$ -xf 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    bash: -xf: orden no encontrada
    boo@boo-laptop:~$
    For sure I'm missing something simpe here, but I look at manuals for commands and tutorials into mid-night and still I'm missing something. Many thanks for offering help.

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    boo@boo-laptop:~$ -xf 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    This should be
    Code:
    tar -xjfv 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    Note the j flag for bzip2 files.
    UNIX man pages : tar ()

    But generally, you can just right click on the file and select extract from your file manager.

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    Hi again, thanks for quick reply.
    Now, I just tried what you had typed for me and it still hasn't come up good. I have actually tried what you typed before, and it didn't come up then either. Now I start to wonder if the problem is with this laptop - hp dv5 it came with vista, and I took it off and put ubuntu on it. I want to learn to use the command line to extract because I want to learn the tricks in back track 3 and 4. and to do this I need to know how to extract etc. Also I've got a few iso's from other distros that do not support wireless that I've got, so it seems good to be able to extract from the terminal. Here again are the results from the terminal after typing what you wrote for me:
    boo@boo-laptop:~$ dir
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0.bz2
    2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3.zip
    2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    4\ processes\ that\ could\ cause\ trouble
    4\ processes\ that\ could\ cause\ trouble~
    advice_for_terminal
    amsn_received
    business_card_idea.odp
    color_coding_in_the_terminal
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    computer_costing~
    Doc1umento\ 1\ no\ guardado1
    Documentos
    dwhelper
    Escritorio
    examples.desktop
    for\ mr\ reed~
    gimp-help-2.4.2
    How\ to\ Backup\ And\ Install\ Your\ Linux\ Applications\ With\ AptOnCD
    How\ to\ Configure\ File\ Associations\ in\ KDE\
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    boo@boo-laptop:~$ tar -xjfv 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    tar: v: No se puede open: No existe el fichero ó directorio
    tar: El error no es recuperable: salida ahora
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2: No se encuentra en el archivo
    tar: Salida con error demorada desde errores anteriores
    boo@boo-laptop:~$
    Please excuse the spanish words, but hope youre ok with it- Im a brit but live in spain normally, and my o.s. is in spanish! Thanks.

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    Well, I'm mostly guessing based on high school spanish 15 years ago, but my guess is you're not in the correct directory. You can find out where you are currently with pwd.

    Either cd into the directory the file is in or use the full path to the file, ie, if you saved the file to ~/Downloads/ you can either
    Code:
    cd ~/Downloads
    or
    Code:
    tar -xjfv ~/Downloads/2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    (The ~ is a shortcut for the home directory of the current user.)

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    Actually, I think I'm wrong. Since dir listed the file and defaults to the current directory, I believe. I've never actually used dir - as far as I know, it's sort of a convenience command for those switching from DOS/windows. ls is the normal command to list directory contents.

    I think it may be a permissions problem. Does your user own the file? (Right click and select properties to check permissions.)

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    tar: 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2: No se encuentra en el archivo
    Is this saying it's not a valid archive? Where did you get the file from?

    Try
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    file 2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    and post the output.

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    Hi reed 9, thanks for quick reply. I downloaded the file from the ralink site: Ralink Technology: Linux
    No se encuentra en el archivo : this means the file cannot be found- but I see it there- its so frustrating!
    boo@boo-laptop:~$ ls
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0.bz2
    2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3.zip
    2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2
    4 processes that could cause trouble
    4 processes that could cause trouble~
    advice_for_terminal
    amsn_received
    business_card_idea.odp
    color_coding_in_the_terminal
    computer_costing
    computer_costing~
    Doc1umento 1 no guardado1
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    dwhelper
    Escritorio
    examples.desktop
    for mr reed~
    gimp-help-2.4.2
    How to Backup And Install Your Linux Applications With AptOnCD
    How to Configure File Associations in KDE
    Imágenes
    index.php?title=Rt2x00_GIT_instructions.html
    index.php?title=Rt2x00_GIT_instructions.orig
    keep_it_up
    linuxcmdquickref.pdf
    linux_command_manuals
    linuxcommand.org
    lspci
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    tickets4ecuador.text
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    boo@boo-laptop:~$

    incidently, these 3 files are in red:
    2009_0525_RT3070_Linux_STA_v2.1.1.0.bz2
    2009_0713_RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.1.0.3.zip
    2009_0820_RT2870_Linux_STA_V2.2.0.0.tar.bz2

    I downloaded the files from the ralink site:
    Ralink Technology: Linux

    Any ideas? And I wonder why the color for them is bright red when I do ls command.

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