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WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 are Slow and unstable with Ralink RT3090 rt2800pci

Reported by Hansen on 2012-07-02
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

"Eable Wireless" is greyed out in Quantal Alpha 2 Ubuntu Desktop AMD64 on Ideapad s205.
Looks like the RT3090 isn't recognized by rt2800pci driver

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: network-manager 0.9.4.0+git201206081144.2efeac8-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-2.2-generic 3.5.0-rc4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-2-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.2.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.318
Date: Mon Jul 2 12:31:46 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120627)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: network-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
---
ApportVersion: 2.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.319
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
IfupdownConfig:
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.1.1 dev eth0 proto static
 169.254.0.0/16 dev eth0 scope link metric 1000
 192.168.1.0/24 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.182 metric 1
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120709.1)
NetworkManager.state:
 [main]
 NetworkingEnabled=true
 WirelessEnabled=true
 WWANEnabled=true
 WimaxEnabled=true
Package: network-manager 0.9.4.0+git201206081144.2efeac8-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-3.3-generic 3.5.0-rc5
Tags: quantal running-unity
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-3-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
nmcli-con:
 NAME UUID TYPE TIMESTAMP TIMESTAMP-REAL AUTOCONNECT READONLY DBUS-PATH
 Wired connection 1 c44cd311-7cb9-4f08-8f41-e7a2b34e3cdc 802-3-ethernet 1341929372 Tue 10 Jul 2012 02:09:32 PM UTC yes no /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/0
nmcli-dev:
 DEVICE TYPE STATE DBUS-PATH
 wlan0 802-11-wireless unavailable /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1
 eth0 802-3-ethernet connected /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
nmcli-nm:
 RUNNING VERSION STATE NET-ENABLED WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
 running 0.9.4.0 connected enabled disabled disabled enabled disabled

Hansen (moteprime) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu laptop testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://laptop.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1020081

tags: added: laptop-testing
Logan Rosen (logan) wrote :

This may be the same issue as the one described in Bug #1019663. Can you please run "rfkill list" in a Terminal and paste the output? Thanks!

Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

Here are the output.
The switch are first set to default: ON, then OFF and last ON again.

rfubuntu@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list
1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ rfkill list

1: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
3: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

I have reported a bug that for some people have some of the same symptoms.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/875659

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Can you remove the "Hard block" from phy0 with "sudo rfkill unblock all"?

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Does "Fn + F5" change any of the rfkill settings?

Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

It does not seem to have any effect.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill unblock all
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes

fn+F5 ON/OFF
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: ideapad_bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: yes

There has been a lot off problems with the RT3090 chip and the open source RT2800PCI driver. Is it possible that the driver does not support RT3090 anymore?

Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

@ Thomas Hood.
There are unfortunately no option to disable UEFI in the BIOS, and the AHCI to IDE responds with an error if i try to change it.
To me the problem in the provided link are that win7 and win8 can not get shutdown, suspend and WiFi to work if windows is installed to boot as UEFI system, but will work if windows is installed to boot from a legacy system.

How does Quantal boot the live session from USB stick?
I have tried both from USB stick created with "Startup disk creator", and "Unetbootin"

lspci sees the RT3090 chip, and the RT2800 driver gets loaded is it network manager that does not recognize it?

Did you see the same problem in Ubuntu 12.04? Or did this problem just appear in Quantal?

summary: - No WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205
+ No WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 -- Ralink RT3090 rt2800pci
Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Please do "apport-collect 1020081" to submit relevant information about your system.

Hansen (moteprime) wrote : CRDA.txt

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description: updated

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@ Thomas Hood.
There are no doubt that this is a new problem that has appeared in Quantal. (on top of others)

In Precise and Oneiric there are a conflict with "acer_wmi" (875659, still open), and the built in open source driver in Ubuntu have a network speed that is below 70Kb/sec. (896582, still open)
Once, (after my last post and only once! - I tried) booting live session from an USB stick made with Unetbootin, there where Wifi enabled that could establish connection. I started three heavy downloads at once to get an impression of network speed( to check bug 896582). The network speed was not, as in Precise and Oneiric below 70Kb/sec. but very unstable going and up and down between blocked and 40Mb/sec.

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Are you able to reboot with the Precise linux kernel? If so then please try that and see if that fixes the problem. If so then we know it's a driver issue.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

I have now installed Quantal on a partition on my harddrive, and it has changed the situation, so that now Quantal recognizes the Wifi chip and are able to enable wifi and I can connect to a router.
Data trafic are very unstable, the speed are going up and down from being blocked to full speed (5Mbit/sec my connection).
What can i do to determine the quality of the data transfer?

Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Reassigned to linux since it looks like a driver issue.

affects: network-manager (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v3.5kernel[0] (Not a kernel in the daily directory) and install both the linux-image and linux-image-extra .deb packages.

Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag(Only that one tag, please leave the other tags). This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.
Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5-rc6-quantal/

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

I am sorry, but I'm not able to spent any time on this bug for the next couple of weeks, because I am out of the country on vacation.

Hansen (moteprime) wrote :

Back again!
Are there any tools available that a can use to get more precise knowledge about the quality of the connection and the data transferring.

tags: added: kernel-bug-exists-upstream
removed: needs-upstream-testing
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - No WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 -- Ralink RT3090 rt2800pci
+ WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 Slow and unstable with Ralink
+ RT3090 rt2800pci
summary: - WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 Slow and unstable with Ralink
- RT3090 rt2800pci
+ WiFi in Quantal Alpha 2 on Ideapad s205 are Slow and unstable with
+ Ralink RT3090 rt2800pci
JKuehl (jacques-kuehl) wrote :

I can confirm the bug with a RT3070 chipset ("MSI US300EX Lite" Usb Stick).

Worked flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.04, now after upgrading to 12.10 even a simple trace command takes up to two minutes.

I can confirme this bug too.

I found a work around when I was on Kubuntu 12.04 64bits :
http://davidcortijo.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/ubuntu-12-04-how-to-solve-the-wifi-interface-using-ralink-rt3090-card/
Which fix the problem permanently, but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 12.04 64bits, the problem came back.

Lenovo B575

I also encounter this bug on my eeepc 1001AH, i've upgraded to Quantal two days ago and the wifi connection woesn't work anymore at all, it tries to connect but the authentication (with WPA2) always fail.
I confirm that it might be a kernel bug, as i've keeped my previous kernel and the wifi works normally with it (3.2.0-33) but not with the actual one (3.5.0-18), both of them loads the rt2800pci module to operate the device.

WIth the last kernel (3.5.0), wpa_supplicant logs that :
SME: Trying to authenticate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (SSID='XXX' freq=2452 MHz)
Nov 5 01:56:22 localhost wpa_supplicant[4189]: wlan0: Trying to associate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (SSID='XXX' freq=2452 MHz)
Nov 5 01:56:22 localhost wpa_supplicant[4189]: wlan0: Associated with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Nov 5 01:56:25 localhost wpa_supplicant[4189]: wlan0: WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
Nov 5 01:56:25 localhost wpa_supplicant[4189]: wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx reason=2

And with 3.2.0 :
SME: Trying to authenticate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (SSID='XXX' freq=2412 MHz)
Nov 5 01:58:37 localhost wpa_supplicant[1017]: wlan0: Trying to associate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (SSID='XXX' freq=2412 MHz)
Nov 5 01:58:37 localhost wpa_supplicant[1017]: wlan0: Associated with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Nov 5 01:58:37 localhost wpa_supplicant[1017]: wlan0: WPA: Key negotiation completed with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx [PTK=CCMP GTK=TKIP]

Linuxexperte (andrea-koeth) wrote :

hi people, I can confirm the same thing here on an MSI-Notebook with rt3090 Wificard. This does not work. I did not detect this thing in maya. There it worked perfectly. Why this thing now? And is there any fix for this?

(I am useing cable for now).

Greetings
Linuxexperte

Linuxexperte (andrea-koeth) wrote :

hi people,

for me, Wifi still does not work, although I followed these steps here:

http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/lenovo-s205-wlan-langsam/?highlight=rt2860sta#post-4483632

After reboot, I looked again up in my Terminal and also wifi refuses to connect. The hardware-switch is activated ( so no hardblock),
and Terminal shows this:

andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ lsmod | grep rt
parport_pc 32688 0
parport 46345 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ sudo modprobe rt 3090-dkms
[sudo] password for andrea:
FATAL: Module rt not found.
andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $

Then iwconfig shows this output:

andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $

lsmod brings this output:

andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32007 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 77876 1
bnep 18140 2
nvidia 11263007 42
joydev 17457 0
snd_hda_intel 33491 3
bluetooth 209199 7 bnep
snd_hda_codec 134212 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96580 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30512 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61521 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
coretemp 13400 0
snd_timer 29425 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
parport_pc 32688 0
ppdev 17073 0
shpchp 37108 0
lp 17759 0
snd 78734 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse 95552 0
parport 46345 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
soundcore 15047 1 snd
serio_raw 13215 0
video 19335 0
wmi 19070 0
microcode 22803 0
snd_page_alloc 18484 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
mac_hid 13205 0
i2c_nforce2 13013 0
hid_generic 12493 0
usbhid 46947 0
hid 100366 2 hid_generic,usbhid
forcedeth 67156 0
andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $

so what can I do, to get wifi activated and connected??

Greetings
Linuxexperte

Linuxexperte (andrea-koeth) wrote :

Then some system-information:

andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $ uname -a
Linux andrea-CR500 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:26:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
andrea@andrea-CR500 ~ $

System: LinuxMint 14 Nadja
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: 3.5.0-18-generic

Linuxexperte (andrea-koeth) wrote :

hi people,

I found my way out of the problem:
I had to wipe the rt2800pci from blacklist.conf and then as second thing: the WLAN-key here at my home had been changed and I had a wrong key in my documents!! Now since that, my WLAN has come back to work!!

Let's see, how long this thing will remain like that!! For me, problem is solved!!

Greetings
Linuxexperte

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