I've been using windows since 20 years ago, and now I've decided to try ubuntu, I find that it's impossible to activate the dammed wireless.
I have been following the instructions in different forums to install the driver and there is no way, I'm sick and I am thinking seriously to return to the damned windows: I didn't now Ubuntu was going to be so hard to use, I only want to install a damned driver, does it has to be so complicated???
My last try: I have updated kernel from
3.9, and returned to install the
rt3290 ralink driver following this:
$git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git $sudo cp linux-firmware/rt3290.bin /lib/firmware
First, right-click the file and select Rename.
Rename it to
2012_0508_RT3290_Linux_STA_v188.8.131.52.tar.bz2; that is, without the leading slash and adding .tar.
- Now right-click it and select Extract Here. Open the file os/linux/config.mk with any text editor and change the line:
- Proofread, save and close the text editor.
Now, with a temporary ethernet connection, do:
$sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic $cd Desktop/DPO_RT3290_LinuxSTA_V2600_20120508
...or wherever you extracted the package, if not your desktop.
$sudo su $make $make install $modprobe rt3290sta $exit
About thee git thing, the system told me that instruction is not installed, exactly the same as make install.
May be there is a bug??? Please help/