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piCore 5.1rc3
« on: November 28, 2013, 09:29:21 AM »
piCore-5.1.rc3 is available for testing. It is intented to be the last rc release. Changes:
  • kernel updated to 3.12.1
  • kernel modules rearranged
  • TC scripts synced to current 5.1 common base
  • cleanup, unneded files removed from base
  • updated Broadcom firmware
Download link: piCore-5.1.rc3 md5
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 09:33:59 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 11:09:53 AM »
Hi bmarcus

Thank you for this. I will test in the next few days - and I really appreciate your continued work on piCore.

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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 05:27:31 AM »
Hi bmarcus

5.1rc3 is booting fine, however I have a few issues:

1. I think that it already have two more patitions (mmcblk0p2 and mmcblk0p3) included - i'm not completely sure, as I have to test it on a new SD-card.

2. The wifi is not working - it seems like no modules are loaded.

See here - it finds my Ralink adaptor fine.
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tc@box:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:0024 Hewlett-Packard KU-0316 Keyboard


But no modules are loaded: (SORRY ERROR IN MY FIRST POST - - EDITED)
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tc@box:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd_usb_audio         116282  0
snd_usbmidi_lib        18748  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            20181  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_seq_device          6034  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep               5901  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_bcm2835            16125  0
snd_pcm                75156  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_bcm2835
snd_page_alloc          4684  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              19242  1 snd_pcm
snd                    54271  8 snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm,snd_timer
tc@box:~$



This is the content of onboot.lst

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dropbear.tcz
firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz
wifi.tcz
usbutils.tcz
alsa.tcz


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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 05:51:41 AM »
Similar problem with my Realtek wifi adaptor  (which usually work using only the wifi.tcz package)

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tc@box:~$ sudo wifi.sh
No wifi devices found!
tc@box:~$

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tc@box:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03f0:0024 Hewlett-Packard KU-0316 Keyboard
tc@box:~$


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tc@box:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd_usb_audio         116282  0
snd_usbmidi_lib        18748  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            20181  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_seq_device          6034  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep               5901  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_bcm2835            16125  0
snd_pcm                75156  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_bcm2835
snd_page_alloc          4684  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              19242  1 snd_pcm
snd                    54271  8 snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm,snd_timer
tc@box:~$


The output below is from 5.1rc2 - where you can see the wifi adaptor module is loaded =" 8192cu ":
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tc@box:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd_usb_audio         116146  0
snd_usbmidi_lib        18720  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            20169  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_seq_device          6022  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep               5889  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_bcm2835            16113  0
snd_pcm                75183  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_bcm2835
snd_page_alloc          4672  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              19230  1 snd_pcm
snd                    54258  8 snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm,snd_timer
8192cu                489243  0
squashfs               28699 23
tc@box:~$

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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 02:12:09 AM »

1. I think that it already have two more patitions (mmcblk0p2 and mmcblk0p3) included - i'm not completely sure, as I have to test it on a new SD-card.


Thanks for reporting, my bad. Corrected image reuploaded.
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 02:15:43 AM »

2. The wifi is not working - it seems like no modules are loaded.


Thanks for reporting, packaging error. Will fix today afternoon (CET).
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 05:35:11 AM »
Updated wireless-3.12.1-piCore+.tcz please try.
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 10:28:52 AM »
Thanks

The wireless is now much better. I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news:
The Ralink adaptor is now working fine - I can even connect to my D-Link router which I haven't been able to do with all the piCore 5 versions.
Therefore I even bought a Linksys Access point in order to connect - and it is also working fine with the new version 5.1rc3 using the ralink adaptor.


The bad news is that the Realtek adaptor which used to be the most trustworthy of my wifi adaptors is now unable to connect.
It seems to work fine, but it can't detect any of the available wifi network - so there is no networks to choose from (after sudo wifi.sh).

Steen

 

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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 12:23:45 PM »
Steen

thanks for testing. What is the type (chipset) of the Realtek adaptor stopped working?

Bela
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 12:56:22 PM »
Hi bmarcus

It it this one:
Code: [Select]
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
dmesg
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2.944666] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
[    3.045466] usb 1-1.2: config 1 interface 0 altsetting 0 has 3 endpoint descriptors, different from the interface descriptor's value: 4
[    3.046744] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8176
[    3.046775] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[    3.046793] usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
[    3.046807] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
[    3.046823] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
.
and
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23.740485] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8192cu

and lsmod:
Code: [Select]
tc@box:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd_usb_audio         116282  0
snd_usbmidi_lib        18748  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_rawmidi            20181  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_seq_device          6034  1 snd_rawmidi
snd_hwdep               5901  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_bcm2835            16125  0
snd_pcm                75156  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_bcm2835
snd_page_alloc          4684  1 snd_pcm
snd_timer              19242  1 snd_pcm
snd                    54271  8 snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_bcm2835,snd_pcm,snd_timer
8192cu                551712  0

Any other info I can provide?

Steen


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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2013, 01:06:06 PM »
Do you see a difference compared to previous version where it works?
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2013, 10:16:28 PM »
My TP-LINK TL-WN721N adapter with Atheros AR9271 chip works fine.
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 06:17:51 AM »
Toolchain updated to Linaro 4.8 2013-11 (4.8.3 pre) release. It is a special ARM tuned version of GCC:

http://www.linaro.org/

binutils also updated to 2.24
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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 12:40:40 PM »

I've tested RC3 with three different WiFi adapters, two based on the RTL8188CUS chipset, and one with the RT5370 chipset.
I didn't encounter any problems, yet. But I have just done a short fast test.


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Re: piCore 5.1rc3
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 04:38:23 AM »
Hi bmarkus.

Thank you for the testing version, it made me try to find out what could be the problem. So I have been doing a lot of testing, and it seems like it is my Comfast wifi adaptor that is starting to fail.

So in short I don't think that there is a problem with piCore 5.1rc3, because now this wifi adaptor won't scan for network even with much ealier piCore versions, which I know was working fine before. Also it won't scan if used in a windows computer, so the adaptor must be dead.

I just ordered a new, so hopefully within a week or so I can report back. But as Gerrelt reported that two similar wifi adaptors are working, I suspect that everything is fine with piCore 5.1rc3.

Sorry for the fuss.

Steen