kernal installs incorrect wifi driver or rt3090 and driver does not work

Bug #616053 reported by George Vamos on 2010-08-10
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Bug Description

Computer: msi u230
wiri realtec chip: rt3090

Wifi Chip not recognized, and incorrect driver rt2860sta is installed, with warning "module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned".

I am a relatively naive user, and would prefer one of the following to happen instead:

1. Install the correct driver and check it out.
2. If driver is not working, or correct driver is not found and another is substituted, display a meaningful message the user can act on. ]
3. Any system error message should have a default (recommended) user action, including this sort of driver error.

Additional suggestion:

Ubuntu already collects statistics on software packages. It would be nice if there was an option to permit users to submit hardware configurations to a hardware database, so Ubuntu can decide which device drivers need to be installed. It would be even better if there was a database of device signatures and a user option to retrieve the missing drivers when the system notices one is needed. (A pop-up with "install driver" as a recommended option would be nice.

dmesg output:

   15.580539] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 15.731789] (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 16.132117] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 16.132127] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 16.400776] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::radio
[ 16.400802] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::assoc
[ 16.400827] Registered led device: rt2800pci-phy0::quality
[ 16.402027] rt2860sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: linux-image-2.6.31-10-rt (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-14.20-generic 2.6.35
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-14-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Aug 10 13:11:20 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: linux-rt

Jonathan Wiltshire (jwiltshire) wrote :

Assigning to the kernel package, 'linux'.

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
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