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Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 07:54:02
by priestapostate
Hello all,

I am trying to install the Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter to my desktop, to give it wireless capabilities - however, I seem to be running into an issue with the instructions on this page http://www.pandawireless.com/download/P ... _v1.0s.pdf.
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I think that I am following the instructions to the letter - but I can't help but think that the instructions are somehow incomplete:
-> I used wget to obtain the tar.bz file, to my /home/*USER_PROFILE*/Downloads area, then set myself up as root for the duration of the assignment,
-> I changed my directory in the /etc/modprobe.d location.
-> I blacklisted the RT2800 wireless module in the Linux Kernel, by editing the rt2800usb in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file,
-> After creating the /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA folder area, I copied the RT2870STA.dat file to /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat,
-> I created the /tftpboot directory with the "mkdir" command,

My current issue is when I attempt to compile the driver: I am still in the /etc/modprobe.d location - but when I try to input the commands on step 4 of the page:
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I keep getting an error message:
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[root@SCION-XXXX modprobe.d]# make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
[root@SCION-XXXX modprobe.d]#

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Please note: when I performed the tar command in the previous step, I also tried by inputting the full path of the downloaded .tar.bzip2 file location.

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My system information (uname -a partial readout):
0965.localdomain 3.10.0-1062.4.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Nov 13 23:58:53 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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My ask: if anyone could help me to find out what I am doing wrong, in order to get this adapter working, I would be most appreciative.

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 09:00:28
by TrevorH
Start by posting the output from lsusb for the adapter so we can see exactly which one you have.

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 15:02:06
by priestapostate
[root@SCION-XXXX modprobe.d]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0480:a006 Toshiba America Inc External Disk 1.5TB
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 148f:5372 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5372 Wireless Adapter
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:082c Logitech, Inc. HD Webcam C615
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 15:14:45
by TrevorH
I don't see your adapter listed there, was it plugged in at the time?

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 15:15:43
by priestapostate
Sorry - corrected that to show the output from the correct window.

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/27 15:19:42
by TrevorH
According to CentOS 7 you do not need to build a driver for that at all as it's already supported by the rt2800usb module.

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[root@centos7 ~]# grep -i 148f /lib/modules/3.10.0-1062.4.3.el7.x86_64/modules.* | grep -i 5372
/lib/modules/3.10.0-1062.4.3.el7.x86_64/modules.alias:alias usb:v148Fp5372d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in* rt2800usb

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/28 01:52:38
by priestapostate
Thank you for that - I am now researching your command, in order to gain a better understanding of why you searched the way you did!

:-D

So, is this to say that if the item weren't recognized, lsusb would have just listed the item as being unknown somehow?

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/11/28 11:09:39
by TrevorH
So, is this to say that if the item weren't recognized, lsusb would have just listed the item as being unknown somehow?
No. The only reason for using lsusb is to obtain the hardware id - the vendor and device id "ID 148f:5372" so that we can check to see if the kernel has a driver that says it supports that exact hardware model. The pair of grep commands that I posted look through the kernel module lists for the vendoir id 148f then search through that list for the device id 5372. That says that that hardware already has a driver in the CentOS 7 kernel - rt2800usb.

Do the following: open a root command prompt and run lsmod | grep rt2800usb and if you see no output then run modprobe rt2800usb and then repeat the lsmod to see if it is now loaded. If it is, then run nmcli d to show what NetworkManager thinks it has in the way of devices it can use.

Re: Having difficulties in installing Panda PAU05 Wireless Adapter Driver

Posted: 2019/12/08 08:33:45
by priestapostate
Thanks for that explanation!