Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I Have an HP 2000 Notebook dualboot with Win7 and Ubuntu 13.04. After I upgraded from 12.10, the wireless network detects wifi but when I try connecting It wont do anything.

I try doing stuff from those websites How do I install a bz2.bz2 file? But I get errors at make and from here But since I'm barely new here I don't know how to make the patch to work.

Please help.

share|improve this question

Combining a couple of answers from here

From answer #4

  1. download driver
  2. tar -xvf /home/ukbeast/USERNAME/Downloads/2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO_v2.bz2.bz2
  3. cd 2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO
  4. download patch
  5. patch -p1 <rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch (if asks for directory point it to rt_linux_dev.c rt_linux.c)
  6. make sure /os/linux/ reads HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
  7. make
  8. sudo make install
  9. modprobe rt5390sta

and from answer #6

10.sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

At the end of the file, add these lines:

# Blacklist conflicting kernel modules
blacklist rt2800pci
blacklist rt2800lib
blacklist rt2x00usb
blacklist rt2x00pci
blacklist rt2x00lib
blacklist rt2860sta
blacklist rt3090sta

I do not know if this will work, but it may be worth a shot. :D

share|improve this answer
from the patch part, how do i point to that directory? that the part I don't understand. I'm new here sorry. – Luis Rodriguez Jun 3 '13 at 17:16
The path is inside the unpacked package. so if you unpacked it in your Downloads folder the path would be Downloads/2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO/os/linux/ – SimplySimon Jun 3 '13 at 18:51
Well i mean I type this patch -p1 <rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch and it says something about a directory not found. Is it me that Im typing it wrong or what? – Luis Rodriguez Jun 3 '13 at 19:19
After a bit of an experement: `File to patch: /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Downloads/2011_1007_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO/os/‌​linux/rt_linux.c I really hope this works after all this!! – SimplySimon Jun 3 '13 at 19:56
Link Update, not sure if it is the same. – Yeo May 19 '14 at 4:16

For kernel>3.8 (Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04) run make leads to errors.

For fix this problem:

5.1 In file include/os/rt_linux.h type of variable int fsuid and int fsgid in struct _OS_FS_INFO_ change to:

typedef struct _OS_FS_INFO_

    kuid_t          fsuid;
    kgid_t          fsgid;

    mm_segment_t    fs;
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.