I have read the README, the FAQ and what seems relevant from this forum and got nowhere. This should be an easy question - Hope it is and I've just missed something obvious....
Debian latest (as of last few weeks, downloaded CD images)
Kernel is 2.6.18-6-686 I believe
000b.0 Network controller RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Loaded and installed a few networking packages and kernel source, as recommended in the HOWTO's on this site
Downloaded, unpacked rt61-cvs-2008072600
Went to Module
'make' - worked fine (Said successful)
'make install' - seemed to work fine (No errors)
'ifconfig wlan0 up' gives
SIOCSIFFLAGS No such device
'iwconfig' gives 'lo', 'wmaster0' and 'wlan0' blocks (Sorry, I am typing this in off another computer, so if the full output is useful, I'll give it). 'RTS throff' seems like it is significant.
Did you install the firmware?
Also you now have both rt61pci and rt61 installed, both will try to control your hardware. You should choose between the 2 drivers and the delete the other.
Using 'lsmod' I see I do have both rt61 and rt61pci modules loaded. Seems I should use rt61pci, based on lspci output.... So I removed rt61 using 'rmmod rt61'. Ran ifconfig again to get wlan0 up, but no joy, same error as described above...
Firmware appears to have been installed OK in /lib/firmware by make install. I do not have an existing /lib/firmware/<kernel_version> directory - Should I make one and put them there?
Firmware appears to have been installed OK in /lib/firmware by make install. I do not have an existing /lib/firmware/<kernel_version> directory - Should I make one and put them there?[/quotev0zro869]
Yes, it's worth a try.
But if it cannot load the firmware, the driver will complain about it check your 'dmesg' output.