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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: [Solved] How to identify and install the usb devices Reply with quote

Hi
I have problem installing my usb device. The outcome of this problem: I can`t make wireless connection.
I had several posts about wireless connection. After applying one of the threads I gained wireless connection. However I made some trials and lost the connection.

I open a new thread because I made a few installations from scratch since then.

I say my problem is about usb because whenever I change something about usb or firewire in the kernel a different situation occurs about the wireless connection. For example: I use Ralink RT 3070 usb dongle. I checked it under Windows 7 where the dongle appeared as firewire/ohci. I enabled the firewire settings plus ohci in usb settings in my gentoo kernel which resulted in no connection. When I removed the firewire settings I got "....network started but is down...." (ifconfig wlan0 up didn`t work)

When I select ehci as * in the kernel I have to wait a long time at the "waiting for uevents to be...." part. When I select it as "M" I dont wait at the "waiting for uevents..."

Below are the fresh results of

Code:
#booted in gentoo
ifconfig -a > /ifca
ifconfig > /ifc
lspci -k > /lsp
ls -l /boot > /lsl
uname -a > /una


Code:
#booted in systemrescuecd
wgepaste /mnt/gentoo/ifca
wgepaste /mnt/gentoo/ifc
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/lsl
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/lsp
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/una
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/var/log/dmesg
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/var/log/rc.log
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config


http://bpaste.net/show/87614/
http://bpaste.net/show/87615/
http://bpaste.net/show/87616/
http://bpaste.net/show/87617/
http://bpaste.net/show/87618/
http://bpaste.net/show/87619/
http://bpaste.net/show/87620/
http://bpaste.net/show/87621/
http://bpaste.net/show/87623/

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 3-7-10 kernel has been reported to have usb problems
suggest from the chroot
Code:
nano /etc/portage/package.keywords
add
Quote:
=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4 ~x86
to it. then
Code:
emerge gentoo-sources
eselect kernel set  linux-3.8.4-gentoo
cd /usr/src/linux && make oldconfig && make menuconfig
make && make modules_install && make install
emerge $(qlist -IC x11-drivers)
exit the chroot and reboot

edit to insert missed step
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE

Code:
eselect kernel set linux-3.8.4-gentoo



Code:
!!! Error: Target "linux-3.8.4-gentoo" doesn't appear to be valid!
exiting



Code:
(chroot) sysresccd / # eselect kernel list
Available kernel symlink targets:
  [1]   linux-3.7.10-gentoo



Quote:
=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4 ~amd64


My PC is X86
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot to type
Code:
emerge gentoo-sources
and ~x86
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
(chroot) sysresccd linux # make && make modules_install && make install



Code:
/usr/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 25: ygcc: command not found
/usr/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 26: ygcc: command not found
make: ygcc: Command not found
scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig
/usr/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 25: ygcc: command not found
/usr/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo/scripts/gcc-version.sh: line 26: ygcc: command not found
make: ygcc: Command not found
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `relocs'.
  CHK     include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h
  CHK     include/generated/utsrelease.h
  CC      kernel/bounds.s
/bin/sh: ygcc: command not found
make[1]: *** [kernel/bounds.s] Error 127
make: *** [prepare0] Error 2
(chroot) sysresccd linux #
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try to get this right this time
from the chroot
Code:
nano /etc/portage/package.keywords
if
Quote:
=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4 ~amd64
appears there, change it to
Quote:
=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4 ~x86
If
Quote:
=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4 ~x86
is not there, add it.
Then
Code:
emerge --unmerge =sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4
rm -rf /src/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo
emerge =sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.8.4
eselect kernel set linux-3.8.4-gentoo
eselect kernel list
cp /usr/src/linux-3.7.10-gentoo/.config /usr/src/linux-3.8.4-gentoo/.config
cd /usr/src/linux && make oldconfig && make menuconfig
make && make modules_install && make install
emerge $(qlist -IC x11-drivers)
exit the chroot and reboot

eselect kernel list will allow checking for the intended version
the ygcc suggests cross-compilation is being attempted which may be due to my error with ~amd64 vice x86
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
the ygcc suggests cross-compilation is being attempted which may be due to my error with ~amd64 vice x86


I don't think so. Because I had already corrected it when you said
Quote:
and ~x86
in the fourth post in this thread.

I think
Quote:
the ygcc suggests cross-compilation
occurs because of what I did. A series of questions appeared after the third or fourth command in the second post of this thread. I answered the first several questions with "y" and when I realised that the questions looks like kernel questions I stopped answering them but hit enter until the end.

I think I messed up my "make menuconfig". I couldn't find a way to restore it to the previous state or bring it back to the "factory settings". By factory settings I mean the original state when we meet during a fresh installation.

Should I still apply the sugestions in the sixth post of this thread or did the things change?

After the fix will I have nothing to do with kernel 3.7.10? If yes: would a fresh install of gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 be a solution? (In fact I wouldn't prefer it, I just want to learn)

In the first post of this thread I had mentioned that Windows 7 tells the Ralink dongle is a firewire. Will gentoo treat it as a firewire or usb 1.1 or usb 2?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

certem wrote:
Quote:
the ygcc suggests cross-compilation is being attempted which may be due to my error with ~amd64 vice x86


I don't think so. Because I had already corrected it when you said
Quote:
and ~x86
in the fourth post in this thread. ok

I think
Quote:
the ygcc suggests cross-compilation
occurs because of what I did. A series of questions appeared after the third or fourth command in the second post of this thread. I answered the first several questions with "y" and when I realised that the questions looks like kernel questions I stopped answering them but hit enter until the end. ok. just enter this time unless you are sure you want to change a setting from the default/your previous setting

I think I messed up my "make menuconfig". I couldn't find a way to restore it to the previous state or bring it back to the "factory settings". By factory settings I mean the original state when we meet during a fresh installation. following post 6 will simply clear everything previously done concerning kernel 3.8.4

Should I still apply the sugestions in the sixth post of this thread or did the things change? yes from the top

After the fix will I have nothing to do with kernel 3.7.10? If yes: would a fresh install of gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 be a solution? (In fact I wouldn't prefer it, I just want to learn) not helpful to reinstall, post 6 should clear it. recommend always keeping the last kernel that worked in /boot and /usr/src/ and in grub.conf until the replacement is known to be working.

In the first post of this thread I had mentioned that Windows 7 tells the Ralink dongle is a firewire. Will gentoo treat it as a firewire or usb 1.1 or usb 2?
do you know if the manufacturer sold it as a firewire device? As far as I can tell it is usb2.0. lsusb detects it as usb.

when you complete the procedure of post six, add as the first menu choice in grub.conf an entry for vmlinuz-3.8.4-gentoo in the same format as the one for vmlinuz-3.7.10-gentoo

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I applied post 6

after reboot the grub screen came (with the choices of 3.7.10 and 3.7.10 Rescue) I went on and a boot with "there`s no wlan0" happened.

I logged in and did
Quote:
when you complete the procedure of post six, add as the first menu choice in grub.conf an entry for vmlinuz-3.8.4-gentoo in the same format as the one for vmlinuz-3.7.10-gentoo


When I rebooted I get an Error 15 file not found. I had received this error with my previos installations due to my IDE hard drive and had solved it by making the changes in the "make menuconfig"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check menuconfig for
Code:
Device Drivers  --->

SCSI device support  --->
<*> SCSI disk support
<*> SCSI CDROM support
<*> SCSI generic support

<*> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
[*]   ATA ACPI Support
<*>   AHCI SATA support
[*]   ATA SFF support (for legacy IDE and PATA)
[*]     ATA BMDMA support
<*>       Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support
<*>       VIA PATA support

File systems  --->
< > Second extended fs support
< > Ext3 journalling file system support
<*> The Extended 4 (ext4) filesystem
[*]   Use ext4 for ext2/ext3 file systems
[*]   Ext4 POSIX Access Control Lists
[*]   Ext4 Security Labels
< > Second extended fs support is disabled as it could interfere with [*] Use ext4 for ext2/ext3 file systems which is preferred.

boot sysresccd and mount the gentoo partitions, then run
Code:
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/boot/grub/grub.conf
ls -l /mnt/gentoo/boot | wgetpaste
post url's. grub error 15 occurs before the kernel is involved so suspect a grub.conf typo
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I unselected
Code:
File systems  --->
< > Second extended fs support


and could boot 3.8.4

now I have
Code:
wlan0 has started but is inactive


the urls for
Code:
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/boot/grub/grub.conf
ls -l /mnt/gentoo/boot | wgetpaste


are below
http://bpaste.net/show/87904/
http://bpaste.net/show/87905/

I don't know if it has anything to do with the issue but I was using dsl connection until a few weeks ago now I'm using fiber now.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wlan0 has started but is inactive is informational and accurate at the instant, I see it every startup, if the force is with you wlan0 will shortly after associate with an access point and acquire an ip and be active.
Code:
ping -c2 8.8.8.8
to test the interface.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it produces:
connect: Network is unreachable

I do "Ifconfig wlan0 up" but no use.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should use /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start or stop or restart to control the interface now.
run
Code:
 iwlist wlan0 scan
should give a lot of info b ut of greatest interest items like "Encryption key:on
ESSID:"yourssid"
WPA2 Version 1
CCMP and or tkip
PSK"
Run ifconfig does wlan0 appear? have an ipaddress?
/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf should contain, as a minimum:
Quote:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=0
ap_scan=1


run
Code:
 rc-update show
net.lo should be in the boot runlevel; net.wlan0 should be in the default run level. udev-postmount, dhcpcd, and wpa_supplicant should not be in any run level.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is ok for the previous post but
Quote:
Run ifconfig does wlan0 appear? have an ipaddress?


wlan0 appears but doesn't take an IP address.
Ifconfig wlan0 doesn't work.

I also checked the kernel for the wireless and usb settings couldn't find anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The response to ifconfig tells us that the kernel is satisfactory for the wireless NIC
The lack of an ipaddress in ifconfig identifies a problem with /etc/conf.d/net or /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf or wpa_supplicant or dhcp
to be sure you have them:
Code:
emerge dhcpcd wpa_supplicant

let's take a look at everything I can think of: boot the sysresccd, mount the gentoo partitions, run
Code:
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/var/log/dmesg
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/eic/conf.d/net
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
ls -l /mnt/gentoo/etc/init.d/net.* | wgetpaste
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/rc.conf
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/sysinit | wgetpaste
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/boot | wgetpaste
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/default | wgetpaste
ls /mnt/gentoo/lib/firmware/rt* | wgetpaste
ifconfig | wgetpaste
iwconfig | wgetpaste
iwlist wlan0 scan | wgetpaste
Post the url's
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
emerge dhcpcd wpa_supplicant


I made the emerges 1 item was emerged for dhcpcd and 1 item was emerged for wpa_supplicant.


wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/var/log/dmesg
http://bpaste.net/show/87993/
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config
http://bpaste.net/show/87994/
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/eic/conf.d/net
/usr/bin/wgetpaste: /mnt/gentoo/eic/conf.d/net No such file found.
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
http://bpaste.net/show/87995/
ls -l /mnt/gentoo/etc/init.d/net.* | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/87996/
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/rc.conf
http://bpaste.net/show/87997/
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/sysinit | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/87998/
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/boot | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/87999/
ls /mnt/gentoo/etc/runlevels/default | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/88000/
ls /mnt/gentoo/lib/firmware/rt* | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/88001/
ifconfig | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/88002/
iwconfig | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/88003/
iwlist wlan0 scan | wgetpaste
http://bpaste.net/show/88004/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/conf.d/net
typo, pls try again
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
wgetpaste /mnt/gentoo/etc/conf.d/net


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boot gentoo,
Code:
nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
edit
Quote:
ssid="phoneix"
to
Quote:
ssid="Phoneix"
to match the result of iwlist scan, then
Code:
 /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 stop
/etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant stop
/etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart
ifconfig
ping -c2 8.8.8.8
does ifconfig show an ipaddress for wlan0, ping succeed?

do you have wpa_gui available in your desktop/gui?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE you're great.

Thank you very much. :) One more time I have a working wireless with your help.

Quote:
does ifconfig show an ipaddress for wlan0


yes

Quote:
ping succeed?


yes

I also rebboted and pinged and did poweroff and started and pinged and all succesfull.

Quote:
do you have wpa_gui available in your desktop/gui?


No I don't have a wpa_gui.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wpa_gui could be useful if this is a laptop or for troubleshooting if the problem were not cleared. You should not need it. It is obtained by emerging wpa_supplicant with qt4 USE flag. godspeed.
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