That driver has reportedly been problematic for many users. Unfortunately, so are others. So basically this has been a try and hope thing with the variations of different workarounds available.
Originally Posted by salih1
Based on the comments on the bug report page (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1049466), especially comments #8 and #35, #46 and #61, the two following suggestions seem most promising -
Manually install kernel 3.8 (download from here
) and updated firmware (as suggested at the bottom of this post). This is rather risky and directly jumping to a much higer kernel version than currently in use may break the OS.
Do an update, then install "linux-generic-lts-raring" package. It will install the latest supported kernel (currently 3.8.0-24) and updated firmware, and will natively support your card. The performance however, is still not verified by many users (at least not on the bug report page).
Since installing through repositories is a safer path, I'd recommend to go with option 2 first and let us know if it works. To try that, you'll have to do the following -
1. Uninstall the current driver. From within the directory where you did 'make' and 'sudo make install', do-
2. Do an update -
sudo make uninstall
3. Install the backported raring kernel and firmware -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reboot after finishing and see if the wireless comes to life. Moreover, if it is stable and satisfactory.
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-raring
If it does not work as expected, you may try manually installing the updated firmware (although I believe it is the same that would be installed in above steps, but not sure, so..) -
reboot and hope for the best !
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git
sudo cp linux-firmware/rt3290.bin /lib/firmware