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Thursday, January 27, 2011

N13 PCIe Wlan driver on ubuntu 10.10 (x64)

Download the linux driver from ralink corp RT2860PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT2760/RT2790/RT2860/RT2890)
make ; sudo make install
driver is rt2860sta
install wicd and wicd-client
sudo apt-get install wicd wicd-client
disable network-manager at boot

if you are on 64bit version of maverick you will get a nice error message with

kernel: [] phy0 -> rt2800pci_load_firmware: Error - PBF system
register not ready.

That is a confirmed bug #659143
Solution was for me to install the wireles-next and to reboot
tar -jxvf compat-wireless-2010-12-14.tar.bz2
cd  compat-wireless-2010-12-14
./scripts/driver-select rt2x00
sudo make install 
sudo reboot 
ps: at the end of the bug if you don't want to mess your wireless there is a testing kernel that solves the issue , you can try it if you don't want to compile it
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