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Tiny Core Base => TCB Q&A Forum => Topic started by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 11:29:20 AM

Title: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 11:29:20 AM
how to enable network managers to use wifi networks? thanks
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 18, 2017, 11:41:17 AM
Typically..

Install wifi.tcz extension

then run dmesg and note any errors pertaining to wifi adaptor, likely you'll be missing firmware for the device.

Then search the repo using APPS & "provides function" to find the extension containing your firmware

install firmware, reboot then select the wifi icon, or run wifi.sh from the commandline
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 11:58:49 AM
where i find tcz wifi extension please?
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: polikuo on April 18, 2017, 12:10:21 PM
If you are using CorePlus, the wifi.tcz is already included in the iso.
Boot to GUI and click the wifi icon in the bar (wbar) below.
Or you can switch to CLI and run
Code: [Select]
sudo wifi.sh

If you are NOT using CorePlus iso.
Run
Code: [Select]
tce-load -w wifi.tcz
tce-load -i wifi.tcz
sudo wifi.sh

All the pre-compiled firmwares are also included in the CorePlus iso, and will be loaded by default.
Note that you don't really need all of them, just the one that fit your hardware.  ;)
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 12:38:44 PM
I have done both but always responds so no wifi devices found
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 18, 2017, 12:42:58 PM
hi gatoss

as previously mentioned, read the output of " dmesg " to determine the issue.

Or  run  dmesg > ~/dmesg.txt and post the file here
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 18, 2017, 12:45:15 PM
gatoss,
it would be more helpful if we hade more information, eg: what kind of tinycore install you have?
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 01:10:13 PM
plus of course!
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 01:17:28 PM
after dmesg terminal says b43 is not correct
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 01:19:28 PM
there is a error in the b43 firmware tipically problem of linux!!
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: gatoss on April 18, 2017, 01:27:56 PM
do you know if there is a version of linux with wifi network manager already installed?
Title: Re: wifi tiny core linux plus
Post by: coreplayer2 on April 18, 2017, 02:05:42 PM
Gatoss,
if you have coreplus then wifi netwoking is already installed

Also, if by "b43 is not correct" you mean firmware is missing then try firmware-getB43.tcz extension from repo (maybe already in coreplus.iso) and run it while connected via Ethernet.  this extension will install the proprietary firmware for b43 wifi device.

It's better to copy and paste the exact message or attach the dmesg text file

Also better to provide more information like type of install.  Like booted from cd, or installed to USB or HDD, etc. etc..
If you need b43 firmware then better to install to a USB stick or HDD where you can install the firmware and have persistent storage, this will ensure the firmware is installed on every reboot.