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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:47 am    Post subject: Gentoo LiveCD Will Not Detect WiFi Card (rt2800pci) Reply with quote

I am trying to install Gentoo Linux on my machine. I've had no trouble in the past with the internet connection when using LAN, but now I'm stuck with only one option; WiFi. When the LiveCD loads, it does not detect and load the driver for my network card. I tried 'modprobe rt2800pci' and it found no driver with that name. I then tried 'rt2x00pci' and it loaded that driver. My card, however, is still not detected with 'ifconfig' or 'ls /sys/class/net'. All it detects is 'lo'. Am I not loading the right module, or am I missing a step, or whatever else have you?

The card I am using is a Roswell n300x. The chipset is Ralink RT2800PCI (to make sure, I found that info with 'lspci|less').

P.S. Using the modprobe command I loaded all modules shown in /lib/modules/`uname/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00 with no luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mathias_redd ...

I'd advise using sysrescuecd, it has better support for wireless devices.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried installing Gentoo with SysRescueCD. This one detected my wireless card and loaded the proper driver, however for whatever reason I still can't get access to the internet. Pinging Google comes back with nothing. I can ping my router but not my motem or any other computers on this home network. Do you have any ideas or insite as to why I can't get through? I tried manually configuring the network. I haven't had trouble with the card in Windows or Tails.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mathias_redd,

Boot with SystemRescueCD and show us the output of
Code:
ifconfig -a
and
Code:
route


You will need to configure the encryption for your wireless network each time you start SystemRescueCD, then restart the wireless interface so it takes effect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
root@sysresccd /root % ifconfig -a
lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 0  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

wlp3s6: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 00:1a:ef:21:c6:32  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


Code:
root@sysresccd /root % route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mathias_redd,

Your wireless is wlp3s6 but it does not have an IP address.
I suspect that dmesg will show that association with your access point was attempted and failed.

You need to set up the encryption. There are three ways to do that.

1. Edit the wpa_supplicant.conf fig file by hand
2. Use the GUI to set it up
3. Use the CLI to set it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you boot the sysresccd all the way to the xfce4 GUI (startx in the black terminal) the network manager icon will appear in the lower right corner of the desktop.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the graphical enviornment and that worked. I don't know what I was doing wrong in the command line. I thank you all for your help.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

networkmanager and gentooscript and wicd are mutually incompatible particularly for wireless, any of the three works without competition from the others. sysresccd inits networkmanager. networkmanager cli IMO is not a picnic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have completed my Gentoo installation and all I have left to do is install KDE. However, when I boot into Gentoo, I have no internet again. Once again, ifconfig does not detect my wireless card (wlp3s6), just "lo". Modprobe won't install rt2800pci; it tells me that the module can't be found. I ran lsmod on SystemRescueCD and copied all of the loaded modules (including rt2800pci) into my conf.d/modules, but I still have no internet and no graphics driver (the text on the screen is huge). I compiled my kernel with genkernel, so I would assume that all of my hardware would be supported by the kernel. Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you once again in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from the chroot:
Code:
emerge linux-firmware pciutils usbutils network-tools iw dhcpcd wpa_supplicant gentoolkit wgetpaste
grep -i rt2 /usr/src/linux/.config | wgetpaste
post the url returned
then reboot to gentoo system
check
Code:
ifconfig -a
(can kernel see the NIC and attach driver) then
Code:
ifconfig
(is the NIC up?)
Will you be using gentoo scripts or wicd or network manager?

nota bene: if trouble persists, check your kernel menuconfig against:
Quote:
[*] Networking support --->
--- Networking support
[*] Wireless --->
--- Wireless
<M> cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
[ ] nl80211 testmode command
[ ] enable developer warnings
[ ] cfg80211 regulatory debugging
[ ] enable powersave by default
[ ] cfg80211 DebugFS entries
[*] cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility
<M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
Default rate control algorithm (Minstrel) --->
[ ] Enable mac80211 mesh networking (pre-802.11s) support
[ ] Export mac80211 internals in DebugFS
[ ] Trace all mac80211 debug messages
[ ] Select mac80211 debugging features ----
<M> RF switch subsystem support
----Device Drivers --->
[*] Network device support --->
[*] Wireless LAN --->
<M> Ralink driver support (NEW) ----<M> Ralink rt27xx/rt28xx/rt30xx (PCI/PCIe/PCMCIA)support
[*] rt2800pci - Include support for rt33xx devices (NEW)
[*] rt2800pci - Include support for rt35xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)
[*] rt2800pci - Include support for rt53xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)
[*] rt2800pci - Include support for rt3290 devices (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW


I think the current genkernel default configuration may not support ralink wifi.
you can update the kernel with genkernel
Code:
genkernel --menuconfig all
or manually
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux;make menuconfig

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