Re: rt2870-2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686 is missing rt2870sta.ko?

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On 07/17/2010 07:39 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> On 07/17/2010 06:22 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>   
>> Seems to me, yum does not find:
>>
>> rt2870-2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686
>> kmod-rt2870-2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686
>>
>> from RPMFusion site, and yet these modules are in
>> the repository according to this link:
>>
>> http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/updates/12/i386/repoview/kmod-rt2870-2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686.html
>>
>> Here is what happens:
>>
>> # yum install rt2870 kmod-rt2870
>> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit
>> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>>  * fedora: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>>  * rpmfusion-free: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>>  * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>>  * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>>  * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>>  * updates: mirrors.cat.pdx.edu
>> Setting up Install Process
>> Resolving Dependencies
>> --> Running transaction check
>> ---> Package kmod-rt2870.i686 0:2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20 set to be updated
>> --> Processing Dependency: kmod-rt2870-2.6.32.14-127.fc12.i686 >=
>> 2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20 for package: kmod-rt2870-2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20.i686
>> ---> Package rt2870.noarch 0:2.1.2.0-2.fc12.1 set to be updated
>> --> Running transaction check
>> ---> Package kmod-rt2870-2.6.32.14-127.fc12.i686.i686
>> 0:2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20 set to be updated
>> --> Finished Dependency Resolution
>>
>> Dependencies Resolved
>>
>> ================================================================================
>>  Package                  Arch   Version          
>> Repository              Size
>> ================================================================================
>> Installing:
>>  kmod-rt2870              i686   2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20
>> rpmfusion-free-updates  11 k
>>  rt2870                   noarch 2.1.2.0-2.fc12.1 
>> rpmfusion-free-updates  18 k
>> Installing for dependencies:
>>  kmod-rt2870-2.6.32.14-127.fc12.i686
>>                           i686   2.1.2.0-6.fc12.20
>> rpmfusion-free-updates 206 k
>>
>> Transaction Summary
>> ================================================================================
>> Install       3 Package(s)
>> Upgrade       0 Package(s)
>>
>> Total download size: 235 k
>> Installed size: 559 k
>> Is this ok [y/N]: N
>>
>> Is yum getting confused with getting the right packages based on the
>> current kernel version I am running or is there a problem with the
>> RPMFusion packages?
>>
>> The problem with the above rt2870 versions, is that it fails to install
>> rt2870sta.ko: in
>> /lib/modules/2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686/extra/rt2870/rt2870sta.ko
>> which I need in order to get my wireless working again.
>>
>> Here is what I am running:
>> # uname -a
>> Linux <host><domain>.com 2.6.32.16-141.fc12.i686 #1 SMP Wed Jul 7
>> 04:47:25 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>>   
>>     
> Some additional information....
>
> I was able to get F12 on another partition to work with my
> wireless - it turns out that on this "broken" F12 partition,
> yum can only see rt2870-2.1.2.0 & kmod-rt2870-2.1.2.0
> whereas on the successful partition, yum saw:
> rt2870-2.4.0.1 & kmod-rt2870-2.4.0.1.
>
> I cannot fathom what is going on here... somehow yum
> (or RPMFusion) is controlling which version is being
> seen and not the other...
>
> Note that the working partition was a dd copy of the
> "broken" partition and yet, somehow I was able to get
> 2.4.0.1 installed, whereas I cannot with the "broken"
> partition, it sees only 2.1.2.0...
>
> So, how can I force yum to see/get the correct version?
>   
Ok, problem solved!

I downloaded and installed rt2870-2.4.0.1-1.fc12.noarch.rpm
from RPMFusion and now my wireless works!

What a pain it was!

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