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lolveley2
18-Feb-2012, 20:57
hello

I use sles 12.1, with gnome
the network manager is networkmanager without ipv6.

I use the wifi key D-Link dwa-110(driver rt73usb)
I removed the wifi key and now its light is off.
the tray icon shows me 2 computer screens and a red cross telling me there is no wireless network detected, although a mac and a windows computers can connect to the router, a livebox with WEP key.

can you help me?

the command hwinfo is telling me that the device usb 0x03c07, "802.11 bg WLAN" is recognised, with the config status : active=unknown, cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no

malcolmlewis
18-Feb-2012, 21:14
hello

I use sles 12.1, with gnome
the network manager is networkmanager without ipv6.

I use the wifi key D-Link dwa-110(driver rt73usb)
I removed the wifi key and now its light is off.
the tray icon shows me 2 computer screens and a red cross telling me
there is no wireless network detected, although a mac and a windows
computers can connect to the router, a livebox with WEP key.

can you help me?

the command hwinfo is telling me that the device usb 0x03c07, "802.11
bg WLAN" is recognised, with the config status : active=unknown,
cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no



Hi
There is no SLES 12.1 (well not for a few years anyway....) Sure it's
not openSUSE 12.1?



cat /etc/SuSE-release

If it's 12.1, then you need to repost in the openSUSE wireless subforum
at http://forums.opensuse.org

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lolveley2
18-Feb-2012, 22:52
yes you're right!
it's SLES 11, I'm a little it confused among the various OS and their versions.

olivier

malcolmlewis
18-Feb-2012, 23:37
yes you're right!
it's SLES 11, I'm a little it confused among the various OS and their
versions.

olivier



Hi
Looks like you would need to build the driver and install the firmware;
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/rt73usb

It's not in the 2.6.32 kernel, but is in later versions.... might want
to wait for SP2 too appear?

There is a src rpm, but would need to track it down and you would need
to rebuild and install?

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lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 00:22
well I already tried to compile the rt73usb driver, and the serialmonkey one, named rt2x00, but in SLES I have an error during "make" : (...) building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules (...) rt73.ko failed to build!

lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 00:38
the command hwinfo --wlan returns nothing : the card isn't recognised

malcolmlewis
19-Feb-2012, 04:21
well I already tried to compile the rt73usb driver, and the serialmonkey
one, named rt2x00, but in SLES I have an error during "make" : (...)
building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules (...) rt73.ko failed to
build!



Hi
You need to probably export some of the config options in the Makefile.
Can you post the Makefile on http://paste.opensuse.org/ or similar.
Note, please set the expiry date to never in the dropdown.

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malcolmlewis
19-Feb-2012, 04:29
well I already tried to compile the rt73usb driver, and the serialmonkey
one, named rt2x00, but in SLES I have an error during "make" : (...)
building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 0 modules (...) rt73.ko failed to
build!



Hi
You need to probably export some of the config options in the Makefile.
Can you post the Makefile on http://paste.opensuse.org/ or similar.
Note, please set the expiry date to never in the dropdown.


Hi
OK, you need to rebuild the src rpm from here;
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/driver:/wireless/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/src/

Try the rt73-cvs-2009030304-10.27.src.rpm one first;



rpmbuild --rebuild rt73-cvs-2009030304-10.27.src.rpm

else grab the compat-wireless-2.6.36.1-15.2.src.rpm as this also
contains the rt73 driver.

The rpm's when build will reside down in /usr/src/packages/RPMS for you
to install manually.

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lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 04:34
stop!
I installed oracle enterprise linux.
the compilation of the constructor's driver for linux succeeded.

but SLES is very nice, I have to choose between the two distros.
I will tell you in a few days if I try with SLES.

thanks anyway!

malcolmlewis
19-Feb-2012, 04:54
stop!
I installed oracle enterprise linux.
the compilation of the constructor's driver for linux succeeded.

but SLES is very nice, I have to choose between the two distros.
I will tell you in a few days if I try with SLES.

thanks anyway!



Hi
No worries, what kernel is it running? If it's a 3.x one, you should be
fine as the driver is there, I would recommend you wait fro SLE Sp2 to
arrive as it has support for your driver....

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lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 16:45
some news:
I decided to use SLES.
I downloaded the package mentioned above, compiled it but I can't find it in the directory you gave me.
but I have this package : rt73-cvs-kmp-default-200930304_2.6.32.12_0.7-10.27.x86_64.rpm
in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64.

is it this?
how can I know if the src rpm is installed?

olivier

lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 16:46
and : what means kmp in the name of the package?is it standard?

malcolmlewis
19-Feb-2012, 17:13
some news:
I decided to use SLES.
I downloaded the package mentioned above, compiled it but I can't find
it in the directory you gave me.
but I have this package :
rt73-cvs-kmp-default-200930304_2.6.32.12_0.7-10.27.x86_64.rpm
in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64.

is it this?
how can I know if the src rpm is installed?

olivier



Hi
If the output from uname -r shows your running the 2.6.32 and default
then yes, that's it.

KMP stands for Kernel Module Package and it's the name given to out of
kernel modules (as in not built in by default).

Now if that one doesn't work (since it's a little old), then go for the
compat wireless one. It includes additional modules, but has the rt73
one.

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malcolmlewis
19-Feb-2012, 17:19
and : what means kmp in the name of the package?is it standard?

Hi
Here is an article which may help more;
http://www.novell.com/communities/node/9226/using-opensuse-build-service-create-and-distribute-kernel-module-packages

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lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 17:32
well none works.

1/ rpm -ivh rt73-cvs-kmp-default- ...
there is an "error of scriptlet" : modules-rt73-cvs-kmp-default-2009030304_2.6.32.12_07-10.27.x86_64 : no such file or directory (I did not give the directory)
and the same file ,replacing "modules" by "basenames" is also missing

2/compat-wireless-2.6.30.tar.bz2 missing, I'm still searching

lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 17:46
thanks.

uname -a
2.6.32.12

lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 17:48
well I begin to despair.
after having added compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2, it needs /usr/src/packages/SOURCES/2.6.30.9.patch, but an internet search gave no result.

lolveley2
19-Feb-2012, 17:55
well thank you for the article but I don't want to spend too much time for technical knowledge, I only want to make the wifi work, in order to install oracle database, benefiting of the orarun package.

malcolmlewis
20-Feb-2012, 16:10
well I begin to despair.
after having added compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2, it needs
/usr/src/packages/SOURCES/2.6.30.9.patch, but an internet search gave no
result.



Hi
Hmmm, further investigation indicates you may need some firmware to
activate it. The driver is there in the 2.6.32 kernel, so can you look
through the output from dmesg;


dmesg |grep firm



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