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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

On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 13:35 +0200, Markus Koller wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.36-rc5-686-bigmem
> Version: 2.6.36~rc5-1~experimental.1
> Severity: normal
> Hello,
> 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.

You can test that by temporarily adding the device ID to its device

    modprobe rt2800usb
    echo 050d 825b > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id

then inserting the USB adapter.

Please report whether the driver then works for your hardware.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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