rt2500 on Debian Lenny 2.6.24-1
I ran 2.6.18 (with etch) previously and had built the rt2500 module there and it was fine.
I haven't managed to get the rt2x00 module in the 2.6.24 kernel (lenny) to work. (Do I need some firmware to get this to work?; does it work anyway? - I read elsewhere on the board there are some patches missing; come to think of it do I need to [b19krl0wp]blacklist[/b19krl0wp] rt2500 further to removing from /etc/modules?) So, anyway, I've tried the legacy rt2500 again.
So...under 2.6.24-1 (lenny) I have tried to use the 2500-source modules again with module-assistant auto-install. It builds and installs fine, rt2500 is in /etc/modules. As indicated elsewhere I added rt2500pci to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.
However, the PCMCIA card doesn't work 2.6.24-1. If I boot into 2.6.18 it works like it did before. Do I need to blacklist some more modules or is there some other problem preventing rt2500 running under 2.6.24-1?
Could you be more specific about "doesn't work"? What exactly did you expect that did not happen, or what exactly happened that you did not expect?
Doesn't work = when using 'ifup eth1' the lights on the card don't come on and although a MAC address comes up it doesn't find the DHCP server, keeps searching forever.
When you do "make module" under 2.6 kernels, the default is to install an alias for ra0 in /etc/modprobe.d/ralink. /etc/modules is not changed. So it looks like there may be some distro- specific stuff going on.
What is the result of "ifconfig eth1" and "iwconfig eth1"?