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Offline Juanito

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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2017, 02:22:23 AM »
The firmware extension for piCore 7.x armv7 is firmware-brcmfmac43430, no?

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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 02:36:11 AM »
Most likely you need not only the driver but the latest boot loader flies, latest kernel and overlay. I kindly advice to drop piCore-7.0 with the new board and go for 9.0
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 09:09:59 PM by bmarkus »
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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 01:50:29 PM »
Correct, new boot loader files are needed.


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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 08:19:36 AM »
Hi,

I just gave it a try with piCore 9.0b1 on my zero w. Unfortunately wifi still seems not to work. I did install firmware and wifi extension.
On my pi3 everything works perfectly. I recognized on my zero that "brcmfmac" is not listed on execution of "lsmod" - while it is with my pi3.

Is there still a driver/module missing? Or was I mssing something oO

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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2017, 10:06:29 PM »
Wait for piCore-9.0beta2 which comes with 4.9.17 kernel. It has support for Zero W
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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 09:42:40 PM »
Cool, will wait, impatiently :P

Going to have Pi camera support too?

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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 11:57:37 PM »
Sounds good, indeeed. Looking forward.

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Re: Pi zero W with Picore 7.0 - how do i get broadcom firmware?
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2017, 02:34:20 AM »
Got camera going but WiFi is a no go.

Used this firmware which worked on the same card for a Pi3
firmware-rpi3-wireless.tcz

Is there a different firmware for the Zero W?
Using 9.0beta3, 4.9.22-piCore.