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

Package: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem
Version: 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1
Severity: normal


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.


-- 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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