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#1 2009-10-15 10:57:17

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Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

So, I update my kernel and I can no longer use my wireless card. It's not listed with ifconfig even though I'm loading all the necessary modules, those being: rt73usb, rt2x00usb, rt2x00lib

I have no clue where I can go from here, besides downgrading the kernel...

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#2 2009-10-15 11:30:52

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Something interesting:

# ifconfig
eth0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:DB:EB:DE:6D  
          inet addr:192.168.254.3  Bcast:192.168.254.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:dbff:feeb:de6d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:21562 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16892 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:23395726 (22.3 Mb)  TX bytes:2020907 (1.9 Mb)
          Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:82 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:13380 (13.0 Kb)  TX bytes:13380 (13.0 Kb)
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

And just for kicks:

#  ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

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#3 2009-10-15 12:35:47

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Lots of us have been having similar problems, let me start with does your laptop have a wifi-disable button? Also what type of laptop is it?

rfkill was re-written in 2.6.31 and seems to be causing problems.  I see it on my Eee, others on thinkpads and acer latops.  In AUR there is the rfkill-git userspace application which can show you what is softblocked.

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#4 2009-10-15 13:21:56

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I tried that once already but here goes:

root ~ #  rfkill list
2: phy2: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
root ~ #  rfkill unblock 2
root ~ #  rfkill list
2: phy2: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
root ~ #  ifconfig 
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:DB:EB:DE:6D  
          inet addr:192.168.254.3  Bcast:192.168.254.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:dbff:feeb:de6d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:60704 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:58571 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:48023569 (45.7 Mb)  TX bytes:11084440 (10.5 Mb)
          Interrupt:27 Base address:0x8000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:292 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:292 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:54643 (53.3 Kb)  TX bytes:54643 (53.3 Kb)

root ~ #  iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
root ~ #  iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

root ~ #  ifconfig wlan0 up
root ~ #  iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

What's strange is that it still doesn't work, it's still not listed with ifconfig, but "ifconfig wlan0 up" printed no error the first time, indicating a successfull operation. On subsequent runs it spits out the same error message as above:

root ~ #  ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

EDIT: It's an MSI laptop, with a ralink usb wireless card (lsusb lists it as RT2573), it doesn't have a button for disabling wireless, at least that I know of, there is this button that when pressed lights up a green LED but I didn't notice that it changes anything else

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#5 2009-10-15 14:32:27

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

My desktop has similar problem. The ra0 interface has gone.

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#6 2009-10-15 23:27:46

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

so, i am new to arch linux; passed thru gentoo and bored looong time debian user.
1) i'm experiencing the same problem, here on Dell vostro1400, iwl3945

# uname --all
Linux piccolino 2.6.31-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Oct 8 14:35:12 CEST 2009 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
# lspci | grep -i net
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Etherne PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)

2) [url href="http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=82277"]This url[/url] is not useful: my rfkill switch works as it changes its /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state values 0 - 1;
3) sometimes wifi-led respond sometimes not, maybe related to boot with switch close/open; bios settings supposed ok (as on debian, where all the stuff regularly worked)

ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:C9:01:3E:C5  
          inet addr:192.168.1.3  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2714 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2387 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:2320286 (2.2 Mb)  TX bytes:470311 (459.2 Kb)
          Interrupt:17 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

# iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:""  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

# ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

4) some relevant site on /etc bind with bootup stuff or touching /proc ?
5) 1) seems i don't have a binary called rfkill. i'm googling for AUR, any hints?

locate rfkill
/lib/modules/2.6.31-ARCH/kernel/net/rfkill
/lib/modules/2.6.31-ARCH/kernel/net/rfkill/rfkill.ko
/usr/lib/hal/hald-addon-rfkill-killswitch
/usr/lib/klibc/include/linux/rfkill.h
/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-ipw-rfkill-switch.fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-iwl-rfkill-switch.fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-thinkpad-rfkill-switch-bluetooth.fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-rfkill-switch.fdi
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/config/rfkill
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/config/rfkill.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/config/rfkill/input.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/config/rfkill/leds.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/config/rt2x00/lib/rfkill.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/include/linux/rfkill.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/net/rfkill
/usr/src/linux-2.6.31-ARCH/net/rfkill/Kconfig
lshal --show /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_rfkill_dell_wifi_wlan
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_rfkill_dell_wifi_wlan'
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-rfkill-killswitch'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'killswitch'} (string list)
  info.category = 'killswitch'  (string)
  info.interfaces = {'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.KillSwitch'} (string list)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'dell-wifi wlan Killswitch'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'rfkill'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_rfkill_dell_wifi_wlan'  (string)
  input.x11_options.BottomEdge = '668'  (string)
  input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta = '10'  (string)
  input.x11_options.LeftEdge = '0'  (string)
  input.x11_options.RightEdge = '949'  (string)
  input.x11_options.SHMConfig = 'true'  (string)
  input.x11_options.TopEdge = '50'  (string)
  killswitch.access_method = 'rfkill'  (string)
  killswitch.name = 'dell-wifi'  (string)
  killswitch.state = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  killswitch.type = 'wlan'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'rfkill'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/virtual/rfkill/rfkill0'  (string)


  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_rfkill_dell_wifi_wlan'  (string)
  input.x11_options.BottomEdge = '668'  (string)
  input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta = '10'  (string)
  input.x11_options.LeftEdge = '0'  (string)
  input.x11_options.RightEdge = '949'  (string)
  input.x11_options.SHMConfig = 'true'  (string)
  input.x11_options.TopEdge = '50'  (string)

¡¡¡ TOUCHPAD MESSING UP RFKILL ???

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#7 2009-10-15 23:54:54

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

It works!

# cp  /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-rfkill-switch.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/

if i rc.d/hal restart nothing change.
I reboot and it works nice (WHY? reboot? i don't like to)

Why hal messes up rfkill with touchpad options (via hal fdi)? and still to?

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#8 2009-10-16 09:56:55

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

pp.f. wrote:

It works!

# cp  /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-rfkill-switch.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/

if i rc.d/hal restart nothing change.
I reboot and it works nice (WHY? reboot? i don't like to)

Why hal messes up rfkill with touchpad options (via hal fdi)? and still to?

you should file a bugreport.

Zl.

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#9 2009-10-16 13:41:43

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

And my wireless still doesn't work...no one else has a ralink card ? or any problems ? when did everyone solve their issues ? smile


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#10 2009-10-16 15:54:37

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I'd just like to bump this by saying that I eventually had to downgrade the kernel. Obviously this is no solution, so I'm still waiting for a proper fix...will I have to wait until the next kernel ?


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#11 2009-10-16 16:33:58

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

false alarm

iwl3945 did not working as expected anymore:

ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:C9:01:3E:C5  
          inet addr:192.168.1.3  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:275 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:256 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:258842 (252.7 Kb)  TX bytes:31557 (30.8 Kb)
          Interrupt:17 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

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#12 2009-10-17 12:55:29

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I have the same problem as most of the people in this topic:

Scenario 1. When the wireless switch is turned on at boot time, everything works as expected.

Scenario 2.  When the wireless switch is turned off at boot time and turned on afterwards, wireless is not turned on. iwconfig lists wlan0, but ifconfig does not and hence you can't bring up the interface.

Using rfkill, I can remove the softlock on wlan0 and from then on, wireless starts to work.

For the record, my wireless card is an Intel 3945.

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#13 2009-10-17 15:28:19

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Hello Nepherte this thread is for wirless rtxxxx modules. There is another thread iwl3945. In my laptop just tried all the options ie reboot/ kill switch on / off, works as intended.This is for the records and not sure why this seems to be not working for others.

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#14 2009-10-17 15:34:11

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

While I noticed it is for rtxxxx, I get the same errors as moljac024 with only the latest kernel and the two are certainly related. The thread you refer to dates from a while back and has nothing to do with my problem.

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#15 2009-10-17 16:37:50

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

may be, that thread was re-opened and posted the relevant dmesg out put there for any one to check.

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#16 2009-10-17 17:31:55

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Nepherte wrote:

I have the same problem as most of the people in this topic:

Scenario 1. When the wireless switch is turned on at boot time, everything works as expected.

Scenario 2.  When the wireless switch is turned off at boot time and turned on afterwards, wireless is not turned on. iwconfig lists wlan0, but ifconfig does not and hence you can't bring up the interface.

Using rfkill, I can remove the softlock on wlan0 and from then on, wireless starts to work.

For the record, my wireless card is an Intel 3945.

As I posted above, rfkill did not help me. And I never used a wireless switch (there is one button on my laptop that has a satellite dish drawn, never knew what it was for, it never affected wi-fi or anything else in any observable way)


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#17 2009-10-17 17:47:12

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Then perhaps I've been a little too quick to judge. I do have the same results as in #2 though, and after rfkill everything's just fine.

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#18 2009-10-22 14:45:36

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I do have the same problem as you and I can remove the soft block with rfkill. But I don't know how to remove the hard block. I'm using a Thinkpad T60 and the FN + F5 is not working. The only solution possible I know would be to downgrade the kernel.

(Wireless card with iwl3945)

Can anybody please help me?

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#19 2009-10-25 19:58:52

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Edited your topic title to be more specific, although other people may have similar problems your thread is about Ralink specifically.

@ Maximalminimalist: open your own topic, don't hijack someone else's.


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#20 2009-10-26 15:24:38

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I don't have a Rt73 card but I did have the same problem as you. I resolved mine in the Laptop section (I was probably posting it in the wrong section... oh well) but I don't know if you want to have rfkill still being used for your wireless or not. Take a look at my post and see if you can take some ideas from it:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=82966

Hope it helps!


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#21 2010-01-14 18:43:42

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

I'm using the same modules and my card doesn't work either, it worked during installation with the 2.6.30 kernel. With the 2.6.32 kernel I get the error

SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or dirrecctory

when I run

ifconfig wlan0 up

My card is a wusb54gc, did you guys find a solution?

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#22 2010-01-15 14:16:43

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Re: Ralink Rt73 - No wlan0 interface with latest kernel *

Sorry seems my problem wasn't related at all, I hadn't installed the rt2x00 firmware. Good luck with your's though.

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