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    Ok I am totally new, I haven't got the foggiest idea how to install the driver Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu. I have it downloaded but I have no idea what to do or how to use terminal. I have done a few things in terminal but really I'm lost and want to really learn as much as I can about Linux and how to use it. I need step by step instructions, I'm real sorry if I sound stupid I just don't know how to install the driver. Thanks for understanding.Ok I am totally new, I haven't got the foggiest idea how to install the driver Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu. I have it downloaded but I have no idea what to do or how to use terminal. I have done a few things in terminal but really Im lost and want to really learn as much as I can about linux and how to use it. I need sttep by step instructions, im real sorry if I sound stupid I just don't know how to install the driver. Thanks for understanding.

    I downloaded it and extracted the driver in documents folder, im used to windows having a exe but this is all new to me. Like I said I need step by step as far as terminal I have a hp G62x 64bit.

    Thanks again for anyone's help or could point me in the right direction of some website for new people to understand more about linux.

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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    EDIT! EDIT! EDIT!
    There is now a later version of the RT5390 driver called 2011_0406_RT5390_RT5392_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.3_DPO. The patches discussed below are no longer required and you may skip those steps. Please see post #58 below.
    EDIT! EDIT! EDIT!

    Mr. Stepbystep is here to help. I assume you have downloaded the driver file in the folder called Documents. If you haven't extracted it already, the open the Documents folder and right click the file and select 'Extract Here.' A folder will appear called 2010_1216_RT5390_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO . Double-click it to open it. We will make a few changes before we proceed. Please open the folder os and then linux and right-click the file config.mk. Select 'Open with Leafpad.' Make these changes: set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y' Proofread carefully, save and close leafpad.

    Now go here: https://build.opensuse.org/package/f...ver%3Awireless

    Download all the patch files. Check carefully because you need every one. Wherever they get downloaded, drag and drop them into the 2010_1216_RT5390_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO folder inside your Documents folder.

    Now we will work in the terminal. Open a terminal and we will change directories to where all our files are located:
    Code:
    cd Documents/2010_1216_RT5390_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO
    Now, we will apply all the patches:
    Code:
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-config.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-convert-devicename-to-wlanX.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-reduce_debug_output.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-remove-potential-conflicts-with-rt2860sta.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-return_nonvoid_function.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-WPA-mixed.patch 
    patch -p0 < rt5390sta-2.4.0.4-gcc-warnings-x86_64.patch
    sudo su 
    cp RT2860STA.dat RT5390STA.dat
    mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT5390STA
    cp RT5390STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT5390STA
    make clean
    make
    make install
    modprobe rt5390sta
    exit
    If, at any time, you get stuck or have a question, post back. If you get warnings in the 'make' stage, that's acceptable, errors are not. Any time you get an error, stop and ask me. I will be watching the forum actively for your replies.

    EDIT: Note to searchers. When Update Manager gives us a later kernel version, known as linux-image in Ubuntu-land, you'll need to rebuild the module agaimst the later kernel:
    Code:
    cd Documents/2010_1216_RT5390_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO
    sudo su 
    make clean 
    make
    make install
    modprobe rt5390sta
    exit
    As always, post back if we can help you further.
    Last edited by chili555; August 30th, 2011 at 12:05 PM.
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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    So Far so good, I did get warnings but no errors this time. Is this all I need to do or is there more steps to take? I guess what I'm asking is what next, should I see if it worked?

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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    When you click the Network Manager icon, do you see networks? Can you click yours and connect?
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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    I haven't tried, when I try to close terminal it says this terminal has a process still running and are you sure you want to close, will it kill all the stuff I patched or is there something I should do to exit and have it all saved?

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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by thegrooviest1 View Post
    I haven't tried, when I try to close terminal it says this terminal has a process still running and are you sure you want to close, will it kill all the stuff I patched or is there something I should do to exit and have it all saved?
    Tsk, tsk! Did you forget the last command?
    Code:
    exit
    Then you can close the terminal with ease and the confidence of a newly hardened Linux geek.
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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    I did forget to exit, It still doesn't show any wireless connections and only shows for wired network, theres not option for wireless at all.

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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    Now I might be wrong but after following your instructions did that install the driver or just the patches and was there more I should have done? Is there a way to see if the driver installed?

    I appreciate your patient's.

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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    Let's go back to basics. Do you actually have a 5390 card? Please run and post:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    EDIT: Sorry for the mis-step.
    Last edited by chili555; June 10th, 2011 at 08:37 PM.
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    Re: Ralink 5390 wifi card in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

    ~$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b1aa Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Webcam-101
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 125f:0000 A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd.
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    But this shows after sudo ifconfig

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 98:4b:e1:b9:1b:37
    inet addr:192.168.1.108 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::9a4b:e1ff:feb9:1b37/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:4555 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:5055312 (5.0 MB) TX bytes:817643 (817.6 KB)
    Interrupt:40 Base address:0x4000

    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:520 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:520 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:85292 (85.2 KB) TX bytes:85292 (85.2 KB)

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