No Wi-Fi on Notebook with Crux 3.1

Fredrik Rinnestam fredrik at
Wed Oct 14 22:34:42 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 05:10:35PM -0400, sergiocruz90 wrote:
> Hi,
> First of all, I'm very fascinating about Crux! I really like about the ports system and the fast this distro is (I tested others source-based OS like FreeBSD before, so I enjoy this too much!)
> Three days ago, I've installed Crux on my Notebook and my Wi-Fi interface doesn't work. The wireless card is a Ralink RT3090 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe, and in Linux kernel options I've checked to compile the Ralink driver support modules (including the Ralink rt30xx module) but when I try bring it up I got:
> bash-4.3# ip link set wlp2s0 up
> RTNETLINK answers: No such file or directory
> My wireles card lspci output:
> bash-4.3# lspci | grep Network02:00.0 Network controller:
> Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
> and at boot time I always get this error (taken from dmesg command):
> [ 8834.432932] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'[ 8834.432958] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware

Looks like you need some firmware! Firmware for new hardware are no
longer added to the kernel source repo (this happened a few years ago).

Firmware lives in a separate upstream repo these days and is available in crux in the
contrib repo - contrib/linux-firmware.

The problem here is obviously that you need a working network connection
to actually fetch and install this port, since it's not included on the

> I'd try too install the development version of Linux kernel (4.3.0-rc3), but I cannot install the Nvidia graphics from ports (even after modify the Pkgfile to get the Nvidia's last version and avoid patch it for 3.12.4 current Crux's kernel) or binary installer, so I'm stuck with 3.12.4 version until next Crux release.
> Did I miss something while I configurate the kernel? Will I try the development version of Crux with 4.0.6 kernel version?
> Sorry if my English is bad, is not my native language.
> Thank you.
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