View Full Version : wlan, problem with rt2500 drivers on kernel 2.6.16

20th May 2006, 09:47 AM
i've installed the rt2500 beta3 driver for my wlan card in FC5
i am getting the following error when i try 'modprobe rt2500':

FATAL: Error inserting rt2500 (/lib/modules/2.6.16-prep/extra/rt2500.ko):
Invalid argument

dmesg gives the following message:
rt2500: falsely claims to have parameter ifname

modinfo rt2500 gave the following output:
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.16-prep/extra/rt2500.ko
author: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
description: Ralink RT2500 802.11g WLAN driver 1.1.0 BETA3 2005/07/31
license: GPL
vermagic: 2.6.16-prep SMP gcc-4.1
alias: pci:v00001814d00000201sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
srcversion: 59C5F53B27344B7DD9D240C
parm: ifname:Network device name (default ra%d) (s)
parm: debug:Enable level: accepted values: 1 to switch debug on,
0 to switch debug off. (i)

I dont know if its relevant here or not but when i boot i get an error
saying - PCI: cannot allocate resource region 3 of device 0.00.00

20th May 2006, 12:25 PM
have u trield to delete the rt2500 setting (system>administration>network)
and do "make cleanĘ and than try to reinstall?
what disro are you using excatly?

21st May 2006, 01:40 PM
hey i solved it, i used the CVS tarball instead of the beta3 drivers and its now working fine!