Posted by admin on June 28th, 2008
The rt2xxxpci drivers that comes with openSUSE 10.3 and openSUSE 11.0 works OK but there has been lot of users having performance and connectivity issues using this driver. The Serial Monkey rt2x00 drivers should overcome these issues.
The procedure to install the driver includes building te Kernel module.
Install Kernel Source GCC and make utility
SAIBABA:~ # yast2 –install kernel-source gcc make
Prepare Kernel to build the Kernel-Module
Switch user to root and run the following commands:
SAIBABA:~ # cd /usr/src/linux
SAIBABA:~ # make mrproper
SAIBABA:~ # make cloneconfig
SAIBABA:~ # make modules_prepare
Download the latest Driver
Download the appropriate Daily CVS driver for your chipset from here
For instance for rt2500
SAIBABA:~ # wget http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Unzip and Untar the driver
SAIBABA:~ # tar -zxvf rt2500-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Unload the SUSE Kernel Module
Unload the current Kernel module rt2500pci
SAIBABA:~ # rmmod rt2500pci
Compile and install New drivers
Change Directory to the newlys extracted driver folder and compile and install the drivers as follows:
SAIBABA:~ # cd rt2500-cvs-daily
SAIBABA:/root/rt2500-cvs-daily # make && make install
Probe to load the newly installed modules
SAIBABA:/root/rt2500-cvs-daily # modprobe rt2500
Now, start YAST – Network Devices – Network Settings – Overview and select the Wireless card then EDIT and click Hardware tab, select rt2500 under module.
You can now configure your Wireless network connections and all should work great!!!