In one of my last articles I've wrote about excellent Ralink RT3090 Ubuntu driver PPA by Launchpad user Markus Heberling, thanks Markus for your work. Here is the link to this article:
Wireless network Ralink RT3090 Ubuntu driver PPA
Recently I've had to use OpenSuse 11.4 on a laptop with RT3090 wireless network adapter. On OpenSuse you are left with open source drivers that work great but not as good as Ralink proprietary drivers. In this article I'm bringing you OpenSuse 11.04 rpm packages with Ralink RT3090 126.96.36.199 proprietary wireless driver for 32-bit architecture. I'm also providing OpenSuse src.rpm packages you can use to rebuild this driver package for your kernel architecture or kernel version. For this packages I've backported all Markus Heberling Ralink rt3090 driver patches from his Ubuntu RT3090 PPA.
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Recently I've purchased HP Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop with Suse Enterprise Linux preloaded. First thing I've done after first boot is removing Suse and installing Ubuntu Maverick. I didn't try installing latest Ubuntu Natty because of my hate-hate relationship with Unity and Linux kernel 2.6.38 power drain bug. So far everything works great only I had little trouble with integrated HD4200 graphics power usage, but open source driver I'm using is getting better every release togeather with its power management subsystem. In one of the next articles I will show you what I've done to turn open source ati radeon driver power management on.
Notice (01.02.2012.): I've created Ubuntu PPA with updated Ralink driver supporting rt3090 wireless devices
on all officially supported versions of Ubuntu Linux operating system on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10 versions of Ubuntu Linux operating system. More info here.
In this article I will show you how to install proprietary Ralink RT3090 wireless network card driver using Markus Heberling PPA (thanks Markus for your great work). Reason I've chose proprietary instead of open source that comes by default on Ubuntu is that open source driver even it is good doesn't find all my networks in the area I use my laptop. So here it is ...
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