F9: Compiled and created rt2870sta.ko, but where to install?

Dan Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Tue Jul 15 00:13:56 UTC 2008

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-07-12 at 17:39 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:
> > As a side note, I wonder why this module is not included in the
> > F8/9 repository since it is freely available?  I am assuming this
> > is license-free?
> Two points:
> 1) Every package in the standard Fedora repos is licensed. If you mean
> the module comes with a free software license and thus could potentially
> be part of Fedora then of course that's something else, but it's not
> what you said.
> 2) When you say it's "freely available" do you mean you just downloaded
> it from the manufacturer's site *without* having to click on a license
> agreement? It would be helpful if you gave the URL you got it from. One
> of the keys to getting useful answers is to provide enough information
> in the question.
I obtained the rt2870 software from:
and the specific file I downloaded was: RT2870USB(RT2870/RT2870)

 From what I can tell, it is an Open-Source Organization and I
did not see any licensing in regards to the code i.e. I do not
think I recall having to click on any license agreements.

Anyway, does anyone have any helpful links that might help
me in properly installing and setting up the Wireless software?


More information about the fedora-list mailing list