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Bug#598144: rt2500pci: very low transfers and link quality

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Regarding version 2.6.32-20, David Sánchez Herrero wrote:

> I have been using rt2500pci since rt2500 legacy drivers source package
> dissapeared from the repository, and I have had this problems from the first
> time until now. The legacy drivers worked fine, but with the new ones I have
> very low transfers and poor link quality.

That's no good.  So let's see.

> it's
> impossible to make anything because in all terminals appears one message
> continously:
> cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain.
> I can see that I lose the connection, probably because this message. This
> happens with 2.6.36-rc5-686 kernel. Any idea about solving this problem?

Very odd.  Does it still happen?

> This problem doesn't exists with 2.6.32-5-686 kernel, but with it, I
> have again the error message that appears in my first report:
> phy0 -> rt2500pci_set_device_state: Error - Device failed to enter state 1 (-16).

Which kernel version is that?  You can get the currently running
kernel version by running "cat /proc/version" and looking for the
string in parentheses.

I don't see any relevant fixes upstream (amazingly, since the driver
has had a lot of work done).  If you can get a chance to test a 3.1.y
or later kernel from sid, that would be very helpful.  (Then we can
get help from upstream.)  For graphics, while testing you can use the
vesa driver or nouveau.

Thanks for writing and hope that helps,

> 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 01)
> 	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device [1462:3fcc]

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