Ralink RT3290 - No Default Controller Available

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Ralink RT3290 - No Default Controller Available

Postby DankMau5 » 2018-06-20 03:41

Hey guys,

I don't normally post on forums asking for help, but this one has me stumped after hours of google-fu. I have an HP Pavillion g7 with a Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth/WiFi card that has been a pain in the neck. Bluetooth services are started, I have the firmware-misc-nonfree package installed.

rfkill lists only phy0 with the wireless lan (it's a two-in-one chipset... is that why??) but no bluetooth mentioned.
Bluetoothctl registers the agent fine, but on the power on command, it results in no default controller available.

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lsusb:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:e263 Suyin Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


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lsmod | grep bluetooth:
bluetooth             626688  7 bnep
ecdh_generic           24576  1 bluetooth
rfkill                 28672  7 bluetooth,hp_wmi,cfg80211
crc16                 16384  2 bluetooth,ext4


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uname -a:
Linux parrot 4.16.0-parrot12-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.16.12-1parrot12.1 (2018-05-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux


It seems like others have been compiling a driver from the source, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way without doing that. I don't usually like to compile an other person's code if I don't need to.

Cheers!
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Re: Ralink RT3290 - No Default Controller Available

Postby debiman » 2018-06-20 04:12

DankMau5 wrote:
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uname -a:
Linux parrot 4.16.0-parrot12-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.16.12-1parrot12.1 (2018-05-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux


not debian, should be moved to off topic.

imho, parrot is a vanity project combining the fashionable "security, privacy and pentesting" label with a fancy UI.
their wiki has gaping holes in it, and there was at least one more forum thread that lead me to believe that parrot just isn't a finished product.

i think it's unfair that good ol' fdn should deal with parrot's developer's problems.

did you search here:
https://docs.parrotsec.org/doku.php/sup ... fi-devices

and esp. here:
https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci

the thing is, your problem might be a general debian problem, but it might also be a parrot-specific problem.
we are happy to discuss this further, but please don't expect too much.
you might want to contact a "Parrot Ambassador" (sic) for further inquiries.
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Re: Ralink RT3290 - No Default Controller Available

Postby DankMau5 » 2018-06-20 14:34

debiman wrote:
DankMau5 wrote:
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uname -a:
Linux parrot 4.16.0-parrot12-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.16.12-1parrot12.1 (2018-05-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux


not debian, should be moved to off topic.

imho, parrot is a vanity project combining the fashionable "security, privacy and pentesting" label with a fancy UI.
their wiki has gaping holes in it, and there was at least one more forum thread that lead me to believe that parrot just isn't a finished product.

i think it's unfair that good ol' fdn should deal with parrot's developer's problems.

did you search here:
https://docs.parrotsec.org/doku.php/sup ... fi-devices

and esp. here:
https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci

the thing is, your problem might be a general debian problem, but it might also be a parrot-specific problem.
we are happy to discuss this further, but please don't expect too much.
you might want to contact a "Parrot Ambassador" (sic) for further inquiries.


Thanks for the reply. I understand what you're saying and if nobody here want's to give it a shot, I'll post in the parrot os forums.

First, the package you recommended has become firmware-misc-nonfree (the one I mentioned installing in my post)
Last, the parrot page you sent me is talking about wifi, which works just fine.
I've seen people asking about this chipset across many distros including Ubuntu and Arch so I don't know that it is specific to Debian but my hopes were that someone with some technical knowledge might be able to help or at least explain what there is no helping this.

Thanks again
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