No problem! Like I said, it's fun, and I am learning a lot in the process..
Originally Posted by jdhoskins
So, I'm back with the experimental stuff now.
It is Highly Recommended to examine all the custom files, especially the installation script (install_rt3593.sh), that you will be downloading in the second step below to make sure they are safe.
Never trust a script or custom package from an unknown or un-verified source.
(wow! Feels like the "Smoking is injurious to health" warning.. )
The steps to compile and install :
Make sure the necessary packages for compiling packages are installed on your system :
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
Download the patch package (it's from my brand new dropbox account by the way, Yay!!)
wget -N -t 4 -T 10 "https://dl.dropbox.com/s/jyhujntwgc9x5i6/rt3593_patch.tar.bz2"
Extract the included folder to Desktop (keep the terminal open after this) :
tar xjf rt3593_patch.tar.bz2 -C ~/Desktop
Download the "RT3573 USB" driver from Ralink's official download site : http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...il.php?sn=5034
Copy the downloaded Ralink driver package (20120911_RT3573_Linux_STA_v126.96.36.199_Rev1_DPO.tar.b z2)
into the "rt3593_patch" directory on the Desktop.
In the terminal, change to the "rt3593_patch" directory on the Desktop :
Run the installation script that I have created to automate the patching and installation process :
After building the driver, the script will prompt you to install the driver. Just press 'Enter' to accept (or change 'Y
' to 'N
' if you are only testing it, and don't want to install).
After finishing, check if the driver was loaded and attached with your card -
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
lsmod | grep rt3
Post back the result of the last step (9). Let's see if it can prove to be a solution, even if with some extra efforts.
Due to modification in the "rtusb_dev_id.patch" file (addition of 3593 ID), its md5sum won't match with the provided one in case you wish to verify it. I'll address this and some other things if this seems worth the effort.