I have a brand new laptop (hpdm1) using a ralink rt3290 wifi chip:
02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe S02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 18ec Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16 Region 0: Memory at f0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
It works flawlessly out of the box eccept for two minors inconvenievnts:
- The wifi led does not change color when radio is on/off. Normally (i.e.: on windows or using the proporietary ralink driver) the wifi led is orange when radio is off and white when radio is on. With the builtin driver the led stays orange.
- rfkill cannot hard block the radio / The associated key on the keyboard cannot block the radio too.
This is not an important issue, but as I'm moving a lot, I like to see in one sight if my wifi is enabled/disabled (for energy saving), especially in plane where I don't want to be responsible for a crash if the wifi stays on
(My system is up to date using the testing repositories).