Debian Bug report logs - #598715
linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers

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Package: linux-2.6; Maintainer for linux-2.6 is Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch>

Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:39:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: moreinfo

Found in version 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1

Done: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>

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Bug#598715; Package linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem. (Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 13:35:23 +0200
Package: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem
Version: 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1
Severity: normal


Hello,

I've been using the rt2870sta module for my Belkin F5D8055 USB WLAN adapter
since it started supporting its device ID (050d:825b) in 2.6.35, but
unfortunately with the removal of the Ralink staging drivers in
2.6.35-1~experimental.3 I'm currently stuck on 2.6.35-1~experimental.2.

It looks like the rt2800usb mainline driver could take the place of the
rt2870sta, since it already includes the device ID for 050d:825a, which I
assume is just a minor revision away from my chip.

Also, looking at the 2.6.36 source I noticed that the device ID still isn't
included in the mainline drivers, but has moved from rt2870sta to the
rt2860sta module.

So would it be possible to either add my device ID to the rt2800usb module,
or to re-enable the staging driver rt2860 in the 2.6.36 package?
Or is there an easy way to force loading the rt2800usb for this device ID,
so I could test if this drivers works fine?

By the way, before 2.6.35 I used to use the rt3000 driver from the Ralink
website, so I'm not really sure which chipset I actually have.
The lsusb output is as follows:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 050d:825b Belkin Components F5D8055 N+ Wireless Adapter v2000 [Ralink RT3070]

I'd be happy to provide any other information you need.


Thanks,
Markus


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (100, 'unstable'), (10, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-trunk-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash




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Bug#598715; Package linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem. (Fri, 01 Oct 2010 23:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 598715@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch>, 598715@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#598715: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 00:54:36 +0100
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On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 13:35 +0200, Markus Koller wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem
> Version: 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1
> Severity: normal
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I've been using the rt2870sta module for my Belkin F5D8055 USB WLAN adapter
> since it started supporting its device ID (050d:825b) in 2.6.35, but
> unfortunately with the removal of the Ralink staging drivers in
> 2.6.35-1~experimental.3 I'm currently stuck on 2.6.35-1~experimental.2.
> 
> It looks like the rt2800usb mainline driver could take the place of the
> rt2870sta, since it already includes the device ID for 050d:825a, which I
> assume is just a minor revision away from my chip.
[...]

You can test that by temporarily adding the device ID to its device
table:

    modprobe rt2800usb
    echo 050d 825b > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id

then inserting the USB adapter.

Please report whether the driver then works for your hardware.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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Added tag(s) moreinfo. Request was from Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 01 Oct 2010 23:57:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #17 received at 598715@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Markus Koller <toupeira23@gmail.com>
To: ben@decadent.org.uk, 598715@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#598715: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:22:42 +0100
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Hello Ben

I finally got around to testing this, but it only resulted in a kernel
oops (see attached log).
I used the latest 2.6.37-rc5 package from experimental.

Do you know if the rt2870sta driver supports N/300Mbps operation? If
yes it would be
great if you could enable the staging driver again, or if not I might
give the official Ralink driver another try.


Cheers,
Markus

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:54 AM, Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch> wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> -----
>
> Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 00:54:36 +0100
> From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> To: Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch>, 598715@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Bug#598715: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN
>        adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
> X-Mailer: Evolution 2.30.3
>
> On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 13:35 +0200, Markus Koller wrote:
>> Package: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem
>> Version: 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1
>> Severity: normal
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I've been using the rt2870sta module for my Belkin F5D8055 USB WLAN adapter
>> since it started supporting its device ID (050d:825b) in 2.6.35, but
>> unfortunately with the removal of the Ralink staging drivers in
>> 2.6.35-1~experimental.3 I'm currently stuck on 2.6.35-1~experimental.2.
>>
>> It looks like the rt2800usb mainline driver could take the place of the
>> rt2870sta, since it already includes the device ID for 050d:825a, which I
>> assume is just a minor revision away from my chip.
> [...]
>
> You can test that by temporarily adding the device ID to its device
> table:
>
>    modprobe rt2800usb
>    echo 050d 825b > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id
>
> then inserting the USB adapter.
>
> Please report whether the driver then works for your hardware.
>
> Ben.
>
> --
> Ben Hutchings
> Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
>
>
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----
>
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Bug#598715; Package linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:24:23 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #22 received at 598715@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Markus Koller <toupeira23@gmail.com>
Cc: 598715@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#598715: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:22:31 +0000
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On Sun, 2010-12-12 at 15:22 +0100, Markus Koller wrote:
> Hello Ben
> 
> I finally got around to testing this, but it only resulted in a kernel
> oops (see attached log).
> I used the latest 2.6.37-rc5 package from experimental.

It looks like you can't add new device IDs for this driver without
rebuilding it, because it needs additional information.  Sorry for
suggesting that.

> Do you know if the rt2870sta driver supports N/300Mbps operation? If
> yes it would be
> great if you could enable the staging driver again, or if not I might
> give the official Ralink driver another try.

We will not do this because only the rt2x00 drivers are actually being
maintained now.

Instead, you can try adding this device ID to the driver and rebuilding
the kernel package.  Please apply the attached patch and rebuild the
package following the instructions at
<http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-common-tasks.html#s-common-official>.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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Bug reassigned from package 'linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem' to 'linux-2.6'. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:51:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions linux-2.6/2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:51:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug Marked as found in versions 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:51:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
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Notification sent to Markus Koller <markus-koller@gmx.ch>:
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Message #33 received at 598715-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: 598715-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#598715: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem: Belkin WLAN adapter stopped working due to removal of Ralink staging drivers
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 01:55:12 +0000
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On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 23:03 +0100, Markus Koller wrote:
> Hi Ben
> 
> In the meantime I switched to a Netgear USB interface that came free
> with a new AP I bought,
> so I'm afraid I won't follow up on this bug.

OK, then I'm closing it.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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