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installed 2870, googled too many things, unistalled 2800 in probably the wrong way, now i have 2870 driver in my kernel / modules but alas nothing shows in iwconfig, including ...
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    Realtek 2870 issue - installed 2800 wasnt probing, found i needed 2870


    installed 2870, googled too many things, unistalled 2800 in probably the wrong way, now i have 2870 driver in my kernel / modules but alas nothing shows in iwconfig, including text doc of all information i've gathered.

    any help appreciated

    ~brent
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    Have you installed the firmware?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Have you installed the firmware?
    i installed
    w ww. r alinkt ech.c om/en/04_support/license.php?sn=5021

    from ralink's website, extracted, make, make install

    heres the log

    edit - rfkill list is blank
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    According to Welcome - Linux Wireless, the 2870 is a USB device. Is your device a USB, or a PCI device? IE, does it show up when you run lsusb, or lspci? Also, there is firmware you need, which one depends upon whether this is a USB device or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    According to . - , the 2870 is a USB device. Is your device a USB, or a PCI device? IE, does it show up when you run lsusb, or lspci? Also, there is firmware you need, which one depends upon whether this is a USB device or not.
    From my first post, the device shows up under lsusb. I just checked ralinktechs website again, I installed the driver but not the firmware. I'll have to grab that when I get back to my comp. I'll follow up tonight.

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    Ok, so DL'd firmware for 2870usb, now im stuck again


    bab@brent3:~$ chmod 0777 rt2870.bin
    bab@brent3:~$ ./rt2870.bin
    bash: ./rt2870.bin: cannot execute binary file
    bab@brent3:~$ s ./rt2870.bin
    ./rt2870.bin: 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
    bab@brent3:~$

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    any thoughts ?

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    Did you set the execute bits on the .bin file before trying to execute it? Also, you have to be root to install it. IE:
    Code:
    $ su - root
    # chmod +x rt2870.bin
    # ./rt2870.bin
    or, if you are on a Debian/Ubuntu system:
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x rt2870.bin
    sudo ./rt2870.bin
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Did you set the execute bits on the .bin file before trying to execute it? Also, you have to be root to install it. IE:
    Code:
    $ su - root
    # chmod +x rt2870.bin
    # ./rt2870.bin
    or, if you are on a Debian/Ubuntu system:
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x rt2870.bin
    sudo ./rt2870.bin
    chmod +x = 0777 so yes its executable,

    and my alias 's' is sudo, i showed both running it w/o root and w/ root the two responses are listed in previous post

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    Code:
    i showed both running it w/o root and w/ root
    No you did not,

    bab@brent3:~$ chmod 0777 rt2870.bin
    bab@brent3:~$ ./rt2870.bin
    bash: ./rt2870.bin: cannot execute binary file
    bab@brent3:~$ s ./rt2870.bin
    ./rt2870.bin: 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
    bab@brent3:~$
    The $ sign means you are user in terminal. Not root.

    Code:
    You are working as harry
    Frequently used programs:
    Configuration  : vasm
    File manager   : mc (press F2 for useful menu)
    Editor         : mcedit, nano, vi
    Multimedia     : alsamixer, play
    biker:/~
    harry:$ su -
    Password: 
    You are working as root
    Frequently used programs:
    Configuration  : vasm
    Package manager: slapt-get, pkg
    Network tools  : ifconfig, host, ping, nmap, iptables
    File manager   : mc (press F2 for useful menu)
    Editor         : mcedit, nano, vi
    Multimedia     : alsamixer, play
    biker:/~
    root:#
    The # mark means you are root in terminal. Editt: though I guess I don't know Ubuntu.
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