Driver crashing (resulting in connection loss)

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01-01-2008 21:03:04

Hi all,

I'm using the rt61 kernel module which came with my Ubuntu 7.10 distro. Every now and then the connection drops and the following message starts showing up in my /var/log/messages logfile

Jan 1 214521 florida kernel [ 6954.552000] Please file bug report to http//

Rebooting the system restores the connection but then after a while (sometimes within 1 minute!) the same happens again. It seems to happen more often lately. Output from modinfo rt61pci

filename /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/ubuntu/wireless/rt2x00/rt61pci.ko
license GPL
firmware rt2661.bin
firmware rt2561s.bin
firmware rt2561.bin
description Ralink RT61 PCI & PCMCIA Wireless LAN driver.
version 2.0.4
author http//
srcversion 916A8D32F139220D9CB02DA
alias pciv00001814d00000401sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias pciv00001814d00000302sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias pciv00001814d00000301sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib,mac80211,eeprom_93cx6
vermagic 2.6.22-14-generic SMP mod_unload 586

Is this a known problem? Do I need to supply more information?

All help is very much appreciated.

Happy New Year,
Vincent van Scherpenseel


01-01-2008 21:25:18

You are using a very old rt2x00 version, please upgrade to the latest git version.


02-01-2008 08:55:53

Thank you for your reply. Funny to see a fellow Haarlemer running this project )

Can I install the rt2x00 driver or do I need the legacy rt61 driver?


02-01-2008 18:44:55

You could do either, if you want to use rt2x00 you need to upgrade your kernel to 2.6.24-rc or use latest git which is an entire kernel.

rt61 legacy is easier and at the moment more likely to work correctly.