[CentOS] Ralink Corp RT5390 Wireless

Sat Dec 15 17:32:35 UTC 2012
Mark LaPierre <marklapier at aol.com>

On 12/14/2012 07:29 AM, Ned Slider wrote:
> On 14/12/12 08:56, Akemi Yagi wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Mark LaPierre<marklapier at aol.com>   wrote:
>>> Hey All,
>>> In looking for a solution for the subject wireless on my friend's Asus
>>> A54C laptop I found this entry:
>>> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=39054&forum=55
>>> rt2860-firmware-26-1.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
>>> kmod-rt5390sta-
>>> This solution appears to have worked for the RT3090.  Would these be the
>>> right rpm's for my friend to install to get his RT5390 working?  No
>>> wait, I found this using the Add/Remove software tool.  The rt2860 rpm
>>> says, "This package contains the firmware required by Ralink RT28XX/RT30XX".
>>> I don't see a package for the RT53XX.  What now Charley Brown?
> That firmware is the correct firmware for that package - if you try to
> install that driver rpm you will find it actually Requires that firmware
> package so yum will pull it in automatically for you.
>> You need to find out a vendor:device ID pairing of your device. For
>> details, please see ELRepo FAQ #4 at:
>> http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ
>> Akemi
> For more help (if required), please follow Akemi's advice above.
> I maintain these Ralink wireless driver packages for elrepo. I've had
> virtually zero feedback on whether they work or not - if they don't work
> for you then I'm happy to work with you to fix the issue, although the
> elrepo bug tracker/mailing lists are probably the best place for that.
> These particular vendor-supplied drivers are largely unmaintained by
> Ralink now - their developers appear to prefer to maintain the drivers
> in the kernel tree. To that end, the compat-wireless package may also
> contain drivers for your device, but we are unable to offer any more
> specific advice without knowing vendor:device ID pairing as mentioned by
> Akemi.
> Hope that helps.

Okay, it says I need to use the kmod-rt5390sta package.  Thanks for the 
help.  I hope this works for him.  He's out in California and I'm in 
Virginia.  It's not easy fixing issues when you can't get your hands on 
the equipment.  Thank you again.

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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