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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0006036||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2020-01-29 17:06||2020-02-13 00:32|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||2020.2|
|Summary||0006036: Install ralink firmware by default|
|Description||Plugging a wireless card with ralink chipset will create the interface, but tools such as airodump-ng will fail and return the following, which often indicates a missing firmware or failure to load it|
kali@kali:~$ sudo airodump-ng wlan0mon
ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory
Failed initializing wireless card(s): wlan0mon
Looking into dmesg, the following can be found:
[14753.192564] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
[14753.195019] rt2800usb 1-2:1.0: firmware: failed to load rt2870.bin (-2)
The solution is to install the firmware-ralink package.
|Steps To Reproduce||1. Plug a ralink card|
2. Put in monitor mode: sudo airmon-ng start wlan0
3. Start packet capture: sudo airodump-ng wlan0mon
|Additional Information||firmware-atheros is missing as well. There are a few more firmware packages for wireless devices, we want to make sure they get installed as well.|
I just uploaded kali-meta 2020.2.1 fixing this. kali-linux-core now recommends the firmware packages that we want.
Note that firmware-ralink is empty, it's firmware-misc-nonfree that has the relevant files.
|2020-01-29 17:06||Mister_X||New Issue|
|2020-01-30 11:12||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> rhertzog|
|2020-01-30 11:12||rhertzog||Status||new => resolved|
|2020-01-30 11:12||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2020-01-30 11:12||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2020.2|
|2020-01-30 11:12||rhertzog||Note Added: 0011974|