In the Ubutu image released for LinkSprite Acadia dated 12/2014, the kernel doesn’t include the driver for WiFI dongle RT5370. In this post, we show how to install the WiFi dongle driver on LinkSprite Acadia.
The WiFi driver can be downloaded from here. Before we install the driver, please double check the kernel date using ‘$uname -a’:
If the date is Dec 18, 2014. We can proceed forward to install the driver.
Please follow these steps:
1. Create a directory:
$sudo mkdir -p /system/vendor/modules
2. Copy the file RT2870STA.dat in the driver package to under/system/vendor/modules (xxx is the current directory):
$sudo cp xxxx/RT2870STA.dat /system/vendor/modules
3. Copy the directory in the driver package to:
$sudo cp -rf xxxx/rtxx7x /lib/modules/3.0.35-2666-gbdde708/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
4.Edit rcS by: $sudo vi /etc/init.d/rcS
Insert the following statement before line “exec /etc/init.d/rc S”:
sudo insmod /lib/modules/3.0.35-2666-gbdde708/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtxx7x/rt5370sta.ko
5. Reboot Acadia by $sudo reboot
6. After reboot, use the command “$sudo lsmod” to check if rt5370sta is loaded. We can use ifconfig to check.
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