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Slacko Puppy, 5.4, wireless, DWA-125 A3 [SOLVED]
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LightCrystal

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 07:28    Post_subject:  Slacko Puppy, 5.4, wireless, DWA-125 A3 [SOLVED]  

Hello!
I am newbie to linux and puppy in particular and have troubles with system not recognizing my USB wireless stick DWA-125 rev A3 (unlucky one).
I have read several topics, but can't figure out how to install driver manually for this.
I have previously compiled driver with "make install" for some Ubuntu versions and it was ok, but these tricks do not work in puppy.
I have read there is a way to compile with downloading kernel etc etc, but afraid that is something I can't cope.

Is there something simple for me, will be very thankful!
Slacko Puppy, 5.4, wireless, DWA-125 A3, id 2001:3c19.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 12:34    Post_subject:  

It was very helpful to provide your chip id.

I found this post:
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=07fpnvt044sc59an9jk8skj1f3&topic=101349.msg862285#msg862285

So proprietary Ra link driver rt5572 usb should support your wireless.

Load devx sfs and kernel source sfs.
Extract the compressed package. Cd to that package folder.
Try again:
make
make install
rmmod rt2800usb ( it is probably loaded, but it is quite broken and mostly useless as you have noticed )
modprobe rt5572sta

Above might even work, you never know.....
If it works, you need to blacklist 2800usb so that it isnt autoloaded in the future. 2 loaded driver per chip always interfere each other.
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LightCrystal

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 17:21    Post_subject:  

pemasu
Thank you very much, I have now understood practically what I should have done to run make / make install.
I have found kernel source 3.2.33-4g sfs file here:
http://www.smokey01.com/01micko/slacko/slacko-5.3.7.1-dev/and I already had another working driver for my chip, it was rt5370
driver, got that here:
http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support/support.php?sn=501
and after loading kernel sfs it worked like a magic. I had to check my network setup wizard again to see there are now two interfaces (wired and wireless) now Very Happy
Thanks again for pointing me the right direction.
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 17:33    Post_subject:  

Good that I was able to help.
Merry Christmas.
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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 17:39    Post_subject:  

Ah, nice result!

There is a big bunch of those ralink drivers on the ralink website. I wonder if I should compile them and at least add to PPM? (Of course with an install script to make it easy).

Funnily enough, I was just reading a post by sszindian praising rt2800, so I guess it's ok for the right hardware.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec 2012, 17:52    Post_subject:  

Rt2800usb tries to cover huge amount of chip id`s.
It is under continuous development. Unfortunately there is a lot Ralink chips which needs proprietary driver atm.

Of topic. I just patched rt2800pci for Precise Puppy pae kernel. rt2x00 team fixes these things for newer kernels at continuous level. There are couple active guys inserting patches
It seems kernels 3.4 and over seem to have decent rt2800pci driver.

http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Rt2x00Wiki:Community_Portal
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