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    Question ralink rt2790 help

    I tried my hardest not to have my first post be my inability to even get started but i just can't figure it out. First let me say i'm kinda new to linux and i'm really new to backtrack. I have a asus 1000he netbook running win7 pro and i've just been live booting linux distros from my usb's. With Ubuntu NBR 10.04 my wireless works flawlessly.
    I have now finally been able to boot into backtrack 4 after running into some issues that i've solved.
    using etc/init.d/networking start = to start network and /etc/init.d/wicd start i was able to get ifconfig to show my wifi controller( which is a ralink rt2790 on ra0) but when I open wicd it shows no networks.
    If someone could please give me a walk through on what I need to do I would much appreciate it. I know every here probably get these kind of threads everyday, but I have spent 6 days trying to figure this out and I just can't. if there is any info that you need I will be more then happy to supply. Just let me know, thanks in advance, Kyle.

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    Default Re: ralink rt2790 help

    Hello Kyle!

    Have you checked if the wireless device in wicd preferences is set to ra0? Also, just to be sure, run ifconfig ra0 up.

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    Default Re: ralink rt2790 help

    When I run etc/init.d/networking start, it end with saying "failed to bring up wlan0" just thought I'd say incase it's important. Ra0 is set under wireless in wicd. And when I run ifconfig ra0 up I get "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted". And I'm logged in as root@bt and I tried putting sudo before the ifconfig ra0 up and got the same thing.

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    Default Re: ralink rt2790 help

    Try this:
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    ifconfig ra0 up
    dmesg | grep ra0
    Post here the output of the second command.

    BTW, if you're logged in as root, putting sudo before a command won't make any difference.

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    Default Re: ralink rt2790 help

    Quote Originally Posted by 6speed View Post
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    using etc/init.d/networking start = to start network and /etc/init.d/wicd start i was able to get ifconfig to show my wifi controller( which is a ralink rt2790 on ra0) but when I open wicd it shows no networks.
    If I remember correctly you have to go to WICD settings and there set it to use ra0 as wifi device, normally its wlan0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfdone View Post
    If I remember correctly you have to go to WICD settings and there set it to use ra0 as wifi device, normally its wlan0.
    Mine is set to ra0 by default.

    heres my output

    Configuring network interfaces...Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit DHCP | Internet Systems Consortium

    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:24:8c:93:54:d9
    Sending on LPF/eth0/00:24:8c:93:54:d9
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth1 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth2 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface ath0 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface wlan0 before doing NFS mounts
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit DHCP | Internet Systems Consortium

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth1.
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit DHCP | Internet Systems Consortium

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth2.
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit DHCP | Internet Systems Consortium

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up ath0.
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit DHCP | Internet Systems Consortium

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan0.
    done.
    root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/wicd start
    Starting Network connection manager: wicd.
    root@bt:~# ifconfig ra0 up
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ra0
    ra0 (): not using net_device_ops yet
    root@bt:~#

    my wicd is defaulted to ra0 for wireless, thank you though.

    heres my output

    Code:
    root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/networking start
    Configuring network interfaces...Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:24:**:**:**:d9  (I put the ** inplace of)
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:24:**:**:**:d9
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth1 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth2 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface ath0 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface wlan0 before doing NFS mounts
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth1.
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth2.
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up ath0.
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up wlan0.
    done.
    root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/wicd start
    Starting Network connection manager: wicd.
    root@bt:~# ifconfig ra0 up
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep ra0
    ra0 (): not using net_device_ops yet
    root@bt:~#
    Last edited by balding_parrot; 07-04-2010 at 03:53 AM.

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