I've been using a Ralink RT5370 USB nano WiFi dongle (the one sold by ModMyPi
) with my netbook-replacement Raspberry Pi unit (a 512MB Model B attached to a Motorola Atrix Lapdock, as described in my forum signature) for quite some time now. It's been rock-solid stable, for its time in use several hours every day, since I got the dongle a few months back - no problems whatsoever. Nothing has changed in my setup except for updating Raspbian twice over the last couple of weeks.
I typically run the sudo aptitude update
and sudo aptitude upgrade
commands every week or two, and until now have never had any problems. However, after an update last week the dongle would die at random (but infrequently), and an update a few days ago has caused it to work for a short while but then die completely after the Raspberry Pi has been up for a few minutes (at a guess, I'd say about three to five, but I haven't counted exactly
). This has rendered it more-or-less unusable for its daily purpose.
Restoring to my most recent known-good backup of my SD Card is no problem at all, and I'm most likely going to do just that. However, I don't like running out-of-date software.
So, I'd like to know whether;
1: There's a fix or workaround for this issue? (For example, has something perhaps changed with the recent updates, and I need to manually change some files to sort out the problem? Or is there some package that I should prevent from being updated which is causing the problem?)
2: I can provide any information (i.e., run some commands and post their output, provide information from particular configuration files, or whatever) from my setup in its current state, before I restore it to its previous working state, so that the issue can be investigated and fixed by those in-the-know?
Thanks very much in advance for any advice offered - I really appreciate the time and effort of those who voluntarily offer assistance here on the forums.
(And please accept my apologies if I've missed a pre-existing thread on this matter!)