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skorefish
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: [solved]how to install ralink rt73 firmware Reply with quote

hello,

i'm trying to install the relink rt73.
Code:

 [ 1149.670798] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt73.bin'
[ 1149.670841] rt73usb 1-1:1.0: Direct firmware load for rt73.bin failed with error -2
[ 1149.670846] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware
[ 1227.167144] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt73.bin'
[ 1227.167170] rt73usb 1-1:1.0: Direct firmware load for rt73.bin failed with error -2
[ 1227.167175] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware
[ 2747.360676] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt73.bin'
[ 2747.360701] rt73usb 1-1:1.0: Direct firmware load for rt73.bin failed with error -2
[ 2747.360706] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware
[ 2761.788153] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt73.bin'
[ 2761.788178] rt73usb 1-1:1.0: Direct firmware load for rt73.bin failed with error -2
[ 2761.788182] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware


I found this site http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

What do I have to do to install this into my Gentoo ?


Last edited by skorefish on Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:35 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, do you have that pacakge on your box?

Code:
[I] sys-kernel/linux-firmware
     Available versions:  20140603 (~)20140809 20140902 (~)20141009 20150206 (~)20150320 **99999999 {savedconfig}
     Installed versions:  20150320(18:55:01 28.03.2015)(-savedconfig)
     Homepage:            http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git
     Description:         Linux firmware files


or

extract it from this

https://packages.debian.org/squeeze/firmware-ralink

afaik you maybe need to put hte firmware in a special directory somewhere ...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so I did
Code:
emerge sys-kernel/linux-firmware


linux-firmware-20150206

Code:
emerge sys-devel/binutils; ar -x file.deb
so I can see inside the debian package

all right it works !!! 8)
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