My WMP54G PCI card works with clean FC9 but not with FC10

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=5184

skalman

02-02-2009 16:30:12

Hi all

I have tried to get help on fedoraforum.org in the Networking forum, but no luck so far.

I have a Linksys WMP54G version 4.0 PCI Adapter (according to the installation CD, I have not double checked with the PCI card itself) which lspci command describes as a RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI (rev 01).

When I install Fedora 9 (FC9) on the PC with that Linksys card installed and without any LAN cable plugged in, I can connect to my home gateway, which is an D-LINK DIR-655 Wireless N Gigabit Router with wireless security set up as "WPA Personal" and "Auto (WPA or WPA2)" and encryption as "TKIP and AES". I don't fiddle with any configuration files. I only left click on the NM applet and enter the shared key and then get connected. Rebooting is no problem. When I log in after reboot I am already connected.

The problem is that when I update FC9, or if I install FC10, I cannot get a connection. Updating FC10 does not help. Updating FC9 causes the Linux kernel to be replaced with a newer version.

Now, I tested to replace the Linux kernel in FC10 (updated) with the kernel on the FC9 installation DVD. After reboot I can connect. This make me believe that later kernel versions has problem with one or more of the kernel modules that supports the RaLink RT2500. I don't know how to replace a singel kernel module, so I swapped the whole kernel.

Here is modinfo for some kernel modules in a fresh installation of FC9, i.e. one that works

filename /lib/modules/2.6.25-14.fc9.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500pci.ko
license GPL
description Ralink RT2500 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version 2.1.4
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 5361E3BB53D28BF27640CCC
alias pciv00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,eeprom_93cx6
vermagic 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.25-14.fc9.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00pci.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 pci library
version 2.1.4
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 24A897E79B13896095BE7C9
depends rt2x00lib,mac80211
vermagic 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.25-14.fc9.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00lib.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 library
version 2.1.4
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion C13A669273531EB6CE59D05
depends mac80211,input-polldev,cfg80211,rfkill
vermagic 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

And here is the same for FC10 (updating of FC10 does not change these)

filename /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500pci.ko
license GPL
description Ralink RT2500 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version 2.1.8
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 8A2D79D2F9BCB71EE9923B1
alias pciv00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,eeprom_93cx6
vermagic 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00pci.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 pci library
version 2.1.8
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 36D491A1ACD02CFD2C854BC
depends rt2x00lib,mac80211
vermagic 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00lib.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 library
version 2.1.8
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 95CF5E93DBCB32B67A5F32E
depends mac80211,cfg80211,rfkill
vermagic 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

Any clues, anybody? roll

IvD

02-02-2009 16:33:17

Sounds like this bug https//bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457441

[edit]moved to appropriate forum[/edit]

skalman

02-02-2009 18:00:58

Thanks Ivo

Do you mean that you moved my posting anywhere (if so - where?), or do you mean that I only need to track what is happening at the link you gave me?

IvD

02-02-2009 18:29:07

I moved your topic from the rt2500-legacy forum to the rt2x00 forum. (I left the shadow topic, so you could still find it. ;) )
But the second part of your question is a "yes", you should also track the issue on the bugzilla entry, that way all uses with the same problem (on the same distro) are gathered in there. ;)

skalman

03-02-2009 20:07:56

I just tried the kernel-2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686. I installed the two RPMs mentioned here https//bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457441#c15. Rebooted without LAN cable.

No improvement. Still no connection (

Here is what goes into /var/log/messages

Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) starting connection 'Auto belkin'
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 3 -> 4
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 4 -> 5
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless) access point 'Auto belkin' has security, but secrets are required.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 5 -> 6
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 6 -> 4
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 4 -> 5
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless) connection 'Auto belkin' has security, and secrets exist. No new secrets needed.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Config added 'ssid' value 'belkin'
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Config added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Config added 'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Config added 'psk' value '<omitted>'
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> Config set interface ap_scan to 1
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state scanning -> disconnected
Feb 3 175150 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state disconnected -> scanning
Feb 3 175151 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state scanning -> associating
Feb 3 175151 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state associating -> associated
Feb 3 175151 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state associated -> 4-way handshake
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state 4-way handshake -> group handshake
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) supplicant connection state group handshake -> completed
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful. Connected to wireless network 'belkin'.
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 5 -> 7
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Beginning DHCP transaction.
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.0.0
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient All rights reserved.
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient For info, please visit http//www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> dhclient started with pid 2613
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb 3 175154 localhost NetworkManager <info> DHCP device wlan0 state changed normal exit -> preinit
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient Listening on LPF/wlan0/0012179ffa0b
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient Sending on LPF/wlan0/0012179ffa0b
Feb 3 175154 localhost dhclient Sending on Socket/fallback
Feb 3 175158 localhost dhclient DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
Feb 3 175202 localhost dhclient DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
Feb 3 175207 localhost dhclient DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
Feb 3 175213 localhost dhclient DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
Feb 3 175232 localhost dhclient DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Device 'wlan0' DHCP transaction took too long (>45s), stopping it.
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> wlan0 canceled DHCP transaction, dhcp client pid 2613
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Timeout) started...
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 7 -> 9
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) failed for access point (belkin)
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Marking connection 'Auto belkin' invalid.
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) failed.
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 4 of 5 (IP Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) device state change 9 -> 3
Feb 3 175239 localhost NetworkManager <info> (wlan0) deactivating device (reason 0).

modinfo gives

filename /lib/modules/2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2500pci.ko
license GPL
description Ralink RT2500 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version 2.2.1
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion ED6D8E67ED816DF9EAA821E
alias pciv00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,eeprom_93cx6
vermagic 2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00pci.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 pci library
version 2.2.1
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion CB39F46FACCB69B76CDAB24
depends rt2x00lib,mac80211
vermagic 2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

filename /lib/modules/2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00lib.ko
license GPL
description rt2x00 library
version 2.2.1
author http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
srcversion 9D7E59E84A91F6EEA935140
depends mac80211,cfg80211,rfkill
vermagic 2.6.28.1-19.fc10.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS

skalman

11-02-2009 12:01:24

Hi again,

I've been watching for any result requested in the posting at https//bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457441#c19, but now I tried to do the regdumps myself.

I have attached 4 regdumps, all four made using the FC10 release but with different kernels.

Two of them ware made with the kernel in the FC9 release, one before activating wlan0 by left clicking the wlan0 entry in the nm-applet, and the second after successful connection.

The two others ware made with the kernel mentioned in the posting at https//bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457441#c15, one during DHCPDISCOVER before it times out, and the other after failed connection.

I also have regdumps for the kernel in the FC10 release, but I have not attached these.

I hope this helps.

Hmm, I do have problems attaching the 4th file...

skalman

11-02-2009 12:05:04

I hope the 4th file is attached now.

oofishoo

15-11-2013 06:47:17

The driver, that is installed currently is from this website. I do not think the actual heritage car owner was online out of this website, maybe it was?
Ah, I see. Additionally you provice improved legacy drivers. So.
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