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CorePlus / Re: Rtl8723au wireless driver
« Last post by Juanito on February 04, 2016, 09:53:20 PM »
Have I overlooked a package that includes this driver?
If you used the "provides" function of the apps gui to search the contents of the extensions for "r8723au.ko" and it didn't come up with anything, then no.

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If the driver is not available for TC at this time, are there any FAQs or other info I can reference to attempt to pull the driver from somewhere else (or build it from scratch), and package it for use on my machine?
I didn't check, but if the driver is in staging, you could probably use the tinycore patched kernel source to compile the driver by modifying the tinycore config or compiling the driver directly.

Edit: If you load the tinycore kernel config, you can enable the compilation of your driver with:

make menuconfig -> device drivers -> staging drivers -> realtek rtl8723au -> m

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$ modinfo /usr/src/linux-4.2.9/drivers/staging/rtl8723au/r8723au.ko.gz
...
version:        v4.1.6_7336.20130426
...
depends:        cfg80211
...
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B_NoBT.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_A.bin
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dCore X86 / Re: unable to switch from Xorg to TTY using Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2
« Last post by nitram on February 04, 2016, 07:04:10 PM »
Just comparing on my other TC6 install, this one boots Xvesa with JWM, the other Xorg with Fluxbox. On this install i am also able to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a TTY, actually need to press Enter key to clear Xorg gibberish then get prompt. Ctrl-Alt-F2 returns to graphics. Pretty sure none of these systems were tweaked in this regard.

When i run  tty  from Ctrl-Alt-F1 TTY i get  /dev/tty1. Learned the command  su openvt  , which opens yet another virtual terminal on-the-fly. So now Ctrl-Alt-F3 changes to a new TTY and when i run  tty  get  /dev/tty3. So my guess is Xvesa is running in TTY2? My limited understanding can only, therefore, conclude that my TC6 installs boot by default (no multi boot code) with two vt.

Anywho...just wanted to report findings. Yes i understand there will definitely be differences between TC and dCore, even in base functionality. Just interesting. Also nice to learn the new  openvt  command for myself. The text boot issue is resolved, multivt works well, now i know how to easily add another vt on the go, thanks.

[edit] now unable to repeat openvt , will need to keep playing around.
[edit2] appears to work well, opens new vt as tc: sudo openvt su tc
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=12506.0
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CorePlus / Rtl8723au wireless driver
« Last post by dougjd79 on February 04, 2016, 06:55:48 PM »
I have been troubleshooting network issues on my Lenovo Yoga13.  It appears that my Rtl8723au wireless card is not currently supported in TC.  Many of the other distros I have been checking out support it, but the driver is still in "staging" (the driver is provided, but kept separate from where all the other standard drivers are normally installed).  The specific driver is named "r8723au.ko" in those distros, and I have no problems with it in the other installations I am currently multibooting.

From looking at the wireless related TCZs, it looks like TC includes all the wireless drivers that are considered "standard", but this is just a guess.

Q's:
- Have I overlooked a package that includes this driver?
- If so, how can I download it (via a different OS with working wireless) and install it manually, since using the normal package installer does not appear to be an option for this case?
- If the driver is not available for TC at this time, are there any FAQs or other info I can reference to attempt to pull the driver from somewhere else (or build it from scratch), and package it for use on my machine?

From what I have tried out so far, I think TinyCore is pretty awesome, and is definately a distro I intend on keeping installed alongside my other OSs.  Specifically, I want to keep it installed as an ultra-lightweight, but highly functional (including internet browsing/troubleshooting/downloading) rescue environment, so simply running in a VM does not suit my purposes.
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dCore X86 / Re: unable to switch from Xorg to TTY using Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2
« Last post by Rich on February 04, 2016, 05:40:51 PM »
Hi Jason W
This is the first time in a long time if any I made changes to a file that will wind up in the home directory.
Not to quibble, but this doesn't seem to be that long ago:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,19303.msg118922.html#msg118922
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dCore X86 / Re: unable to switch from Xorg to TTY using Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2
« Last post by Jason W on February 04, 2016, 03:33:29 PM »
What I see in core6 with no multivt boot code is if I press CTRL-ALT-F1 then I see a black screen with no prompt, and pressing CTRL-ALT-F2 brings back the desktop.  In dCore what I see without the multivt boot code is if you press CTRL-ALT-F2 or F3 or whatever you get a black screen with no prompt, and CTRL-ALT-F1 brings it back.
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dCore X86 / Re: unable to switch from Xorg to TTY using Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2
« Last post by Jason W on February 04, 2016, 02:41:21 PM »
This is the first time in a long time if any I made changes to a file that will wind up in the home directory.   Believe me, I understand the concept of hours of frustration.  And though dCore is Tinycore, there are differences in package behavior.   I will boot with Core6 and try to see what you are talking about. 

In the past, it was recommended that "base norestore" was used when testing, but I am not going to ask that.  I will simply give notice if anything in /etc/skel , ie /home, is changed.
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dCore X86 / Re: Ubuntu supported releases.
« Last post by Jason W on February 04, 2016, 02:35:37 PM »
dCore-vivid removed from release and release_candidates as it is no longer supported by Ubuntu.   Existing dCore-vivid installs will have their DEBINX data available until further notice.  It is advised to migrate to another dCore release.
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Release / Re: Announcements
« Last post by Jason W on February 04, 2016, 02:33:03 PM »
Current release candidates have been copied to release.

http://tinycorelinux.net/dCore/x86/release/
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dCore X86 / Re: unable to switch from Xorg to TTY using Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2
« Last post by nitram on February 04, 2016, 02:31:08 PM »
I remember Robert would mention when making RCs or releases something like "changes that might affect your backup file", that is /home and /opt in particular, I will try to do the same. 
Thanks, probably would have saved me a couple hours of frustration. I'm not so advanced, so it's not automatic to me which files were changed to fix bugs.

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Are you saying that multivt capability is available in Core without the multivt boot code and with one tty?   Or are you able to unock them after boot?  dCore and Core share the exact /etc/inittab.  Since without multivt multiple vts are not supposed to work, so it is more of a curiosity.
Yes that's what i'm saying, TC6 and dCore don't behave the same way. I don't mess with my .profile or inittab so AFAIK this is default TC6 behaviour. Booting TC6 without multivt bootcode, Fluxbox starts then pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 gets me to TTY. Toggling Ctrl-Alt-F2 gets me back to Fluxbox...no multivt required. Not sure why dCore doesn't behave the same way, it's kinda handy to have around. Most users don't require 6 TTYs, but the one is nice for graphic escape. Maybe another TC user could confirm this behaviour. I have another TC6 install on a netbook but it's not available ATM.

My TC6 boot (same hardware) that provides one TTY in addition to Xorg/Fluxbox:
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tc@box:~$ version
6.4.1rc1
tc@box:~$ showbootcodes
BOOT_IMAGE=/tinycore/boot/vmlinuz nozswap showapps tce=sdb3
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Release Candidates / Re: Announcements
« Last post by Jason W on February 04, 2016, 02:12:55 PM »
Added a lock file so if sce-import or sce-update is already running, neither will run as to not interrupt the current session.

http://tinycorelinux.net/dCore/x86/release_candidates/
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