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Offline platypus

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[SOLVED] Getting r8188eu running on Pi 1B
« on: February 09, 2024, 12:55:56 PM »
Hi,

I've just started using tinycore linux (using picore, not even sure I need that, though I remember something about the pi being a bit special, so I went for it). I've played around a bit and wrote some bootstrapping scripts, and so far it's fun.

Now I'd like to use my old Pi 1B as an online radio, and all that's missing is a wifi stick. I have a tp-link TL-WN725N with an r8188eu inside, and while it works on my Pi 3 (which I used for development, as it's a lot faster), it does not on the 1B. The reason:

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$ modinfo r8188eu
filename:       /lib/modules/6.1.68-piCore-v7/kernel.tclocal/drivers/staging/r8188eu/r8188eu.ko

does not exist in /lib/modules/6.1.68-piCore (armv6). What options do I have? I found the r8188eu module on github, and a bunch of forum posts here which have been less than helpful finding the kernel source to build the module. I installed the linux-6.1.y_api_headers.tcz extension, but that's sort of nonstandard - I don't know how to use it.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2024, 01:03:43 PM by platypus »

Offline platypus

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Re: Getting r8188eu running on Pi 1B
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2024, 01:03:28 PM »
dang it! Of course I installed wireless-`uname -r` or so... on the Pi 3....

tce-load -wi wireless-6.1.68-piCore.tcz

and I'm done.