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RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

Questions about Networking that deals with wireless cards, ethernet, modems, samba and anything else related to these, including software help. Tutorials for any of these can be posted too.

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RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#1 Postby Lucid-Gnu » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:43 am

Hi, may i speak german here ?

I use Mepis 1 (SphinxOS)

and i wonder how to get a RT2500 pcmcia-WLAN-card to work, where may i download the drivers/kernelmodules to get this card going.... .

I have some issues with apt-get (not working/error message), so i want to download the simple module to do a "modprobe rt2500" and get going.

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pt-cache search rt2500
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Ein Fehler trat beim Bearbeiten von python-pastedeploy-tpl auf (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages


but webpages seem not to host the original links anymore, to download the driver sourcecode.(maybe i am just using a wrong browserversion)

when i change into "/usr/src/linx-2.6.7-config"
and type "make menuconfig" i get an error message sayin: "no rule to create menuconfig" (translated from german).

what can i do to get this MSI Wireless 11G "CardBus CB54G2" working on my old system ?

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#2 Postby Stevo » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:10 pm

I don't know of much support for a version of MEPIS that old! (Sphinx OS?)

Depending on your machine's hardware, it should be able to run a modern version, such as AntiX or MX 14, both of which should support your wireless out of the box.

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#3 Postby male » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:49 pm

Wie Stevo schon sagt, kenne ich auch kein Mepis 1...

Wenn es sich wirklich um das Modul rt2500 handelt, dann befindet sich dieses seit 2.6.24 im Kernel.
Siehe: https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/rt2500#supported-devices

Das kannst Du überprüfen mit

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lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2


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As Stevo says, I know no one Mepis ...

If it really is the module rt2500, then there is this since 2.6.24 kernel.
see:


That you can check with

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:00 pm

Sphinx OS
Ko is often on the Forum, and I believe he was one of the developers.

[Deutsch darfst du sicher sprechen. Es sind einige hier, die es sprechen/verstehen, sowohl von zu Hause Deutsch Sprechende (wie Male) als auch Ausländer (wie ich). Die meisten aber, darunter viele der meist erfahrenen, verstehen so gut wie kein Wort. Wenn es dir leichter wäre, dann schreib ruhig auf Deutsch und stell daneben eine Google-Übersetzung]

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#5 Postby kmathern » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:25 pm

I don't think it would be worth spending much time on.

It looks like Sphinx OS / Mepis 1? dates back to late 2004 or early 2005 (http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=02436).
(btw I don't think "1" is the right MEPIS version)

To build a RT2500 module for the 2.6.7 kernel you would need to have the kernel headers installed, I doubt that Sphinx OS / Mepis ? came with them preinstalled.

I'm pretty sure Warren's Sphinx OS / Mepis ? repos nolonger exist, so you wouldn't be able to install the headers.

You might be able to get a snapshot.debian.org or archive.debian.org repo of the Debian repos it used.

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#6 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:54 pm

btw I don't think "1" is the right MEPIS version
Mepis 3.1.1 seems like what he meant to write
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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#7 Postby kmathern » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
btw I don't think "1" is the right MEPIS version
Mepis 3.1.1 seems like what he meant to write

I'm thinking more like SimplyMEPIS 2004.

This old distrowatch announcement for SimplyMEPIS 2004 mentions a 2.6.7 kernel: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=01894

And this distrowatch announcement for SimplyMEPIS 3.3 mentions a 2.6.10 kernel: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=02400

I can't find an announcement that says what kernel SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 used (I think it might have been the same kernel that SimplyMEPIS 3.3 used).

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#8 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:50 pm

kmathern wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:
btw I don't think "1" is the right MEPIS version
Mepis 3.1.1 seems like what he meant to write

I'm thinking more like SimplyMEPIS 2004.

This old distrowatch announcement for SimplyMEPIS 2004 mentions a 2.6.7 kernel: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=01894

And this distrowatch announcement for SimplyMEPIS 3.3 mentions a 2.6.10 kernel: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=02400

I can't find an announcement that says what kernel SimplyMEPIS 3.3.1 used (I think it might have been the same kernel that SimplyMEPIS 3.3 used).
(Meant to write: 3.3.1) Wiki says: 2.6.10 and 2.4.29
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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#9 Postby Stevo » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:23 pm

And that version of may have had a custom MEPIS kernel, as they've had at least since MEPIS 6, so a Debian kernel header package would not do you any good.

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Re: RT2500 with Kernel 2.6.7

#10 Postby ko » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:24 am

Stevo wrote:And that version of may have had a custom MEPIS kernel, as they've had at least since MEPIS 6, so a Debian kernel header package would not do you any good.
I looked it up. The Kernel 2.6.7 source package was included with the first Sphinxos releases (V4.0 Standard/Home editions). All required compiler tools were included as well. However: Module RT2500 did not exist in 2004 (as stated earlier here)

I still have my (German language) Sphinxos versions 4.0 Std. / Sphinxos 4.0 Home (both roughly based on Mepis 2004.4) and Sphinxos 4.5 RC2c (based on Debian Testing/Sid in mid 2005) disks. These 4.0 versions were remastered by Warren in accordance with our specifications, including new integrated tools, using Mepis 2004.4 as a base. FWIW: Mepis 3.3 (released end of 2004) used the new tools developed by and for Sphinxos; not the other way around, as many were led to believe.
Sphinxos went out of business in 2005; its repositories do not exist anymore. That's why apt-get didn't work.
Sphinxos 4.5 RC2c used a debian 2.6.13 kernel and was a community pre-release of 4.5.

Lucid-GNU may well be the last dedicated Sphinxos user. He is using a 10-year old release....:-) Maybe Lucid-Gnu could try to switch to (old) Debian sources, upgrade the 2.6.7 kernel to kernel 2.6.24 (+ newer compiling tools), get the 2.6.24 kernel sources and then compile himself the rt2500 module that he needs?

or switch to MX-14, which would be a lot quicker and easier....:-).
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