F13: Latest kernel & NetworkManager updates broke rt2870 wireless connection

Daniel B. Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Tue Aug 24 15:44:05 UTC 2010

 On 08/24/2010 08:09 AM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Seems that the kernel/NetworkManager no longer
> can load the rt2870sta module.  I tried:
> # dmesg
> usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 3
> usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
> usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=14b2, idProduct=3c27
> usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
> usb 1-4: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
> usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Ralink
> usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 1.0
> # lssub
> Bus 001 Device 004: ID 14b2:3c27 Ralink Technology, Corp. rt2870 802.11n
> # lsmod | grep ra
# lsmod | grep rt
(should see: 'rt2870sta             463581  1 ')
> (nothing)
> # modprobe rt2870
> FATAL: Module rt2870 not found.
> # yum reinstall rt2870 kmod-rt2870
> (then checked again, nothing has changed)
> I checked everything else, the network-scripts and so on
> and the configurations seems intact...
> So how can I get my connection back?
Ok, I rebooted and went back to the previous kernel
and I was able to get my rt2870 connections, so it
appears that there is something missing in the /lib/modules
for the latest kernel.

The previous          kernel is:
The broken(latest) kernel is:

In the previous kernel update, what was missing was:


so, I rsync'ed the rt2870 directory from an earlier installation,
rebooted, and it worked for the above case.  But unfortunately,
the latest kernel update does not work in the same way.

Seems to me there is an inconsistency somewhere, and perhaps
this is an issue with RPMFusion's implementation of the rt2870
installation package in which it fails to install the rt2870sta.ko
package which is completely missing?

As it is, I cannot use the latest kernel update until this issue is

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