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    Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Hi all!

    Need some help with my wireless drivers. Spent the last day installing Ubuntu 12.10 dualboot on a Hp pavillion 14-b002eo that came with preinstalled Windows8.

    I finally got everything working, except for the wireless network. In W8 everything works fine. In Ubuntu, I can access via ethernet, but can't find any wireless connection. In fact, I wonder if the system even knows there is a wireless card...

    Since many threads seem to have been solved with broadcom and sta-drivers I first tried them out but with no success. When I go to the software centre and the menu "additional drivers" it is blank and a text beneath the empty box says: "No proprietary drivers are in use". (It has always looked like this since the installation of U12.10 [now 3.5.0-21-generic x86_64])

    In W8 it says my wireless card is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgu.
    Here is the result when I print some commands:

    lspci:
    01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 3290
    01:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. Device 3298
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
    03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

    lspci -nn | grep 3290:
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. Device [1814:3290]

    ifconfig:
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:34:97:83:cc:13
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1368 (1.3 KB) TX bytes:12588 (12.5 KB)
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:400 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:400 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:32672 (32.6 KB) TX bytes:32672 (32.6 KB)

    iwconfig:
    eth0 no wireless extensions.
    lo no wireless extensions.

    So. I really am lacking something, but don't know what or where to look. Can someone help me? Thanks.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    First, you need the firmware file (put it in /lib/firmware): https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kern...90.bin;hb=HEAD

    Next, get a newer kernel: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...v3.7.2-raring/ (get the -headers and-image .debs that match your architecture)

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1049466

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    Talking Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Wonderful! Now it all works! Many thanks!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    If there was a thank you button here, I would press it tenfold! Thank you!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Is your bluetooth also working? I have the wifi working but no bluetooth!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    I tried this with kernel 3.8.1 and I still can't get it to work. I'm using 12.04 does this only work if I upgrade to 12.10? Or does this only work if I fresh install 12.10?

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    Unhappy Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    First, you need the firmware file (put it in /lib/firmware): https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kern...90.bin;hb=HEAD

    Next, get a newer kernel: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa...v3.7.2-raring/ (get the -headers and-image .debs that match your architecture)

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1049466
    Hi, unluckily, I have the same problem (In Linux Mint 14 - basically Ubuntu 12.10) with the same Ralink, but the firmware repository doesn't exist anymore Could anybody please provide another link? Or would even newer kernel (newer than 3.7.2.) be a solution? Thanks in advance for your kind reply!
    Last edited by VSobota; March 15th, 2013 at 12:25 PM. Reason: Added info.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Any kernel >= 3.7.x should work (get the -image and -headers .debs that correspond to your architecture as well as the -all .deb): http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/
    The firmware file is attached to this post.

    Just for reference, here is the Launchpad bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1049466
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    My HP Pavilion 15 with a RT3290 does not find the wifi. I upgraded the kernel as advised above,no joy so then to the latest 3.8, same problem.

    I have just tried 13.04 beta in live mode and its much the same story -
    I get the message "device not ready (firmware missing)" from the little network icon at the top of the screen

    from 13.04 LIVE

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
    01:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
    03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:34:97:78:61:4b
    inet addr:192.168.1.95 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::8634:97ff:fe78:614b/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:4230 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3422 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:4586324 (4.5 MB) TX bytes:408715 (408.7 KB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
    RX packets:778 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:778 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:76680 (76.6 KB) TX bytes:76680 (76.6 KB)

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ iwconfig
    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ uname -r
    3.8.0-16-generic

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10: Need wireless driver (Ralink RT3290?) for HP Pavilion b002eo

    Sorted, I followed this thread - http://forum.novatech.co.uk/showthre...reless-working and I'm online with LIVE 13.04.
    Phill

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