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Old 04-23-2011, 07:35 AM
Thomas Goirand
 
Default Bug#623808: Please activate RT33XX options

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.38-3
Severity: wishlist
Tags: sid

Hi,

As there was not follow-up on my email to the list, I'm sending this
bug report, in the hope that it will bring attention to the kernel team.

I have an old laptop with a bad internal WiFi board, so I bought a newer
RaLink driver. To make it work, I had to add the option "rt2800usb -
Include support for rt33xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL)" and "rt2800usb -
Include support for rt35xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL)". These are not
activated in your build (I've just checked).

I believe that one of the most important point of running a backported
kernel is to have such drivers for newer hardware. Could you please
include the option above? The options to activate are as below:

CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT33XX
CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT35XX
CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT33XX
CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT35XX

If you include the above options, I'll be able to test your backport
instead of the quick and dirty one that I did myself.

Thanks, and keep-up the good work,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:55 PM
Moritz Mühlenhoff
 
Default Bug#623808: Please activate RT33XX options

tags 623808 moreinfo
thanks

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 03:35:21PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.38-3
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: sid
>
> Hi,
>
> As there was not follow-up on my email to the list, I'm sending this
> bug report, in the hope that it will bring attention to the kernel team.
>
> I have an old laptop with a bad internal WiFi board, so I bought a newer
> RaLink driver. To make it work, I had to add the option "rt2800usb -
> Include support for rt33xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL)" and "rt2800usb -
> Include support for rt35xx devices (EXPERIMENTAL)". These are not
> activated in your build (I've just checked).
>
> I believe that one of the most important point of running a backported
> kernel is to have such drivers for newer hardware. Could you please
> include the option above? The options to activate are as below:
>
> CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT33XX
> CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT35XX
> CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT33XX
> CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT35XX

These options currently carry the disclaimer:

| Support for these devices is non-functional at the moment and is
| intended for testers and developers.

Did you successfully test them?

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 04-30-2011, 02:19 AM
Thomas Goirand
 
Default Bug#623808: Please activate RT33XX options

----- Original message -----
> > CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT33XX
> > CONFIG_RT2800PCI_RT35XX
> > CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT33XX
> > CONFIG_RT2800USB_RT35XX
>
> These options currently carry the disclaimer:
>
> | Support for these devices is non-functional at the moment and is
> | intended for testers and developers.
>
> Did you successfully test them?
>
> Cheers,
>* * * * * * * * Moritz

yes!!!

I have an old laptop with a bad internal WiFi board,
so I bought a newer RaLink 802.11n USB key. To make
it work, I had to activate these options. I didn't
test the PCI one, but reasonably, it will be same.

Once I had the option, it worked PERFECTLY!

I had a quick look in the code. Without the option,
the PCI/USB IDs aren't even recognized. So, if you
buy the hardware, better have something that is
experimental than no support at all.

Thomas




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