I recently purchased an MSI A5000 notebook, but regrettably it happens to use an obscure branded wireless card that's given me quite a bit of frustration to get working. I do have a bit of history behind this card that might help to solve this problem. First of all the card is a Ralink rt3090STA, and the manufacturer does provide a linux driver for this card (available here
I was using Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit until last week, when I decided that I would like to try using a 64 bit system. I would prefer to use fedora instead of Ubuntu for the time being. Ubuntu had some major problems recognizing the card for some time before I was able to get it to work. The process I used to resolve the issue on my Ubuntu system has not proven successful on Fedora 13 x64, and I would like any help I can get to try to resolve this problem.
Here is what I have done: Built the Wireless drivers provided by RaLink, installed the free/non-free software packages and updated my kernel. At this point my wireless is still not being recognized at all. iwconfig yields nothing useful.
I am happy to post any additional information.
I was advised to try "su -c 'yum install rt2078sta'", now iwConfig identifies my card....