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Offline labeas

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V8x WiFi
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:30:06 AM »
Thu Jun 29 23:59:04 UTC 2017
I can't find the previous thread on this topic.
Please just paste the URLs. I havn't got time to play with the GUI.
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requires rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz which should be available today in
   TC-8.x x86_64 repo
...
      firmware-rtlwifi.tcz
         rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz
            wifi.tcz
............
               loaded in that order should work with your adapter.
ensure wireless-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz is not loaded.

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rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz
Description:    Redistributable kernel modules for Realtek Wireless LAN
Current:        2017/05/18 Original by coreplayer2
Change-log:     2017/05/18 Original by coreplayer2
Uploaded on Sun Jun 25 19:12
-------------==> o  Browse Pure 64 TCZs == ...
rsync.tcz
rsyslog.tcz
rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz    <---

=> Try: wget http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/ = Bad
=> Reboot + Apps + d/l:3files to own Dir + compare with old version.
== <Apps> FAIL.

It would be good if you pasted the URLs.
==TIA

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 08:35:47 AM »
For future reference: 

You can always find the address for the current TC version and x86 architecture at the top of any page within tinycorelinux's web site
"Welcome | ? FAQ | Downloads | Wiki"
 
Go to and select "Downloads" located at top of this web page, then
Select "Browse TCZs"

Replace the version and/or architecture with desired version, in your case replace x86 with x86_64 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 08:39:44 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 09:00:56 AM »
I'm fairly sure that at the root of many problems is the misunderstanding of how to set a tce directory, which is causing so much grief.

Show output of
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realpath /etc/sysconfig/tcedir
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 09:21:06 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 09:12:28 AM »
Thu Jun 29 23:59:04 UTC 2017
I can't find the previous thread on this topic.

The Forum Search feature is only as good as the information provided.   Alternatively, to find any of your previous posts within forum history go to: 

From this menu at the top of every tinycorelinux forum page:
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« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 09:17:52 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 11:01:58 AM »
Hi coreplayer2
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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 09:20:40 PM »
Good point, thanks Rich


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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 07:46:01 PM »
 Need menuBasedNavigation=gpm-root > need V8x > need rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64*

Please stop trying to ape Micro$hit and just give the URL for:
 rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64*
PS. working from darkENING Africa/not-California: I use links [not a cartoon-based browser]
and had been hoping that TC would be more like previous/mulinux; ie. giving the "essence"
rather than the current transient fads.
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  For future reference:.

   You can always find the address for the current TC version and x86 architecture at the top of
   any page within tinycorelinux's web site
   "Welcome | ? FAQ | Downloads | Wiki"
==> Downloads > Browse TCZs == BIG alfaList !!
==> Try: <Other Ports (x86-64,..> ==
   Other Core Ports
   - x86 Pure 64 -
     o  Core Pure 64 Latest Build ==
                                   Index of /8.x/x86_64/release/
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ../
 distribution_files/                                09-Apr-2017 08:23                   -
 src/                                               10-Apr-2017 05:33                   -
 CorePure64-8.0.iso                                 09-Apr-2017 08:20            13225984
 CorePure64-8.0.iso.md5.txt                         09-Apr-2017 08:20                  53
 CorePure64-8.0.iso.zsync                           09-Apr-2017 08:20               45413
 CorePure64-current.iso                             09-Apr-2017 08:20            13225984
 TinyCorePure64-8.0.iso                             09-Apr-2017 08:20            26214400
 TinyCorePure64-8.0.iso.md5.txt                     09-Apr-2017 08:20                  57
 TinyCorePure64-8.0.iso.zsync                       09-Apr-2017 08:20               89815
 TinyCorePure64-current.iso                         09-Apr-2017 08:20            26214400
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     o  Browse Pure 64 TCZs ==
rsyslog.tcz.
rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz <- Yes but HOW2 fetch?
ruby-dev.tcz
ruby.tcz
     o  Recently Updated Pure 64 TCZs  <--? no: rtlwifi
     o  Support Forum

   Go to and select "Downloads" located at top of this web page, then
   Select "Browse TCZs"

   Replace the version and/or architecture with desired version, in your case replace x86 with
   x86_64.
=>  o  View Download HOWTO ==
A Simple Download Howto Using Apbrowser.

   Click on the wbar icon Apps (or access the right-click menu on the desktop and select
   Appbrowser) ..BLA..BLA !! NO !! Appbrowser is not current. Appbrowser is old/working/proven.
==> see: "RepoBrowser" == "COMING SOON"   <-- WTF !!

PS. perhaps I'm expected to just NEWLY install TC64V8x ?
 So I would then just consult my old/original logs to find the URL/s.
In principle I don't follow the update-fad; which is only justified by hardware technology
advances: like solidstate replacing fd0. WiFi is such a hardware advance.
But imagine how much can break from such an "update".
So far the forced update to 64-bits has been a disaster for me.

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 08:16:49 PM »
I expect folks to use the clearly defined extension install method, Namely;
Code: [Select]
APPS
tce-ab
tce-load -iw
but you're welcome to choose a method which suites your style, just know that folks can't be expected to switch gears and methods because one person chose the most difficult method of installing extensions.  From what I've seen some folks use wget to download extension, but they usually fail to get the required dep file, deps and md5 files, etc etc and make a mess of their install.


Anyhow, even Links has an address bar last I saw..?

the path to "Browse TCZs" given in the address bar is   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86/tcz/

then simply change the version and architecture paths appropriately to suite. 
You should come to this conclusion, it's not designed to trick anyone..
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http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.info
http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz
http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.dep
http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.md5.txt

Remember to reboot after installing and loading for the first time.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2017, 08:44:24 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 10:16:10 AM »

Please stop trying to ape Micro$hit and just give the URL for:
 rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64*
PS. working from darkENING Africa/not-California: I use links [not a cartoon-based browser]
and had been hoping that TC would be more like previous/mulinux; ie. giving the "essence"
rather than the current transient fads.
You should be pleased that the people you mock continue to help you.

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Re: V8x WiFi ? but V8x:gpm-root == Good
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 03:14:10 AM »
   I expect folks to use the clearly defined extension install method, Namely;
   Code: [Select]
   APPS
   tce-ab
   tce-load -iw
   but you're welcome to choose a method which suites your style, just know that
   folks can't be expected to switch gears and methods because one person chose the most
   difficult method of installing extensions.  From what I've seen some folks use wget to
   download extension, but they usually fail to get the required dep file, deps and md5 files,
   etc etc and make a mess of their install.
Doesn't the DESIGNED method assume a working inet connection to START with?

   Anyhow, even Links has an address bar last I saw..?

   the path to "Browse TCZs" given in the address bar is   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86/tcz/
=> links gives an alphabetic list:-
8086tiny.tcz
915resolution.tcz
....
rsync.tcz
rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore.tcz
...
zvbi-locale.tcz
zvbi.tcz
 with no <hotlinks> to proceed; except to <goback>.

   then simply change the version and architecture paths appropriately to suite.
   You should come to this conclusion, it's not designed to trick anyone..
   Code: [Select]
   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.info
links is good for fetching text or htm* files.
   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz
but binaries are [also] written to screen [uncomfortable], although
<save to disk> can select "formatted document" or <as is>.
So by links mc shows: rtlwifi-4.8.1~inycore64.tcz  847872
   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.dep
   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86_64/tcz/rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore64.tcz.md5.txt
   Remember to reboot after installing and loading for the first time.
Well yes, it's more complicated than that:
now I'm in V7x to use WiFi. I only got <trapped> into V8x because of wanting
gpm-root -- which now confirms OK in V8x.
My <syslinuxConfig> has many entries/selections.
I could be messing around, wrongly assuming I'm in V8x or V7x.
I don't like not being able to confirm where I am eg. by: uname -a ==
  Linux box 4.2.9-tinycore64 #1999 SMP Mon Jan 18 19:59:34 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I vaguely remember V8x showed <March> ?
     
Thanks for the effort.

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Re: V8x WiFi ? but V8x:gpm-root == Good
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 03:26:33 AM »
I could be messing around, wrongly assuming I'm in V8x or V7x.
I don't like not being able to confirm where I am eg. by: uname -a ==
  Linux box 4.2.9-tinycore64 #1999 SMP Mon Jan 18 19:59:34 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Code: [Select]
$ version
8.0
$ uname -m
x86_64

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Re: V8x WiFi ? but V8x:gpm-root == Good
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 07:26:06 AM »
   
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Anyhow, even Links has an address bar last I saw..?

   the path to "Browse TCZs" given in the address bar is   http://tinycorelinux.net/8.x/x86/tcz/
=> links gives an alphabetic list:-
8086tiny.tcz
915resolution.tcz
....
rsync.tcz
rtlwifi-4.8.17-tinycore.tcz
...
zvbi-locale.tcz
zvbi.tcz
 with no <hotlinks> to proceed; except to <goback>.
I'm not sure Links is capable, besides the previous information was given to help find the path to each repo as requested and indicated here
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=> Try: wget http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/ = Bad
It's up to you to add the relevant extension file name to the path and use the completed path/filename with an application like wget.   Know that if using wget then the responsibility is yours to download all associated files along with the main extension, like *.dep and *.md5.txt files including all files listed within the *.dep file and within their *.dep files recursively.



Code: [Select]
   APPS
   tce-ab
   tce-load -wi
I corrected a typo here
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 07:52:32 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 05:52:46 PM »
I could be messing around, wrongly assuming I'm in V8x or V7x.
          I don't like not being able to confirm where I am eg. by: uname -a ==
                 Linux box 4.2.9-tinycore64 #1999 SMP Mon Jan 18 19:59:34 UTC 2016 x86_64 GNU/Linux

                    Code: [Select]
                       $ version
                          8.0
                             $ uname -m
                                x86_64
!! I hate AUTOindent editors !! But 32bit e3 from old mulinux is <WordStar compatible> 13Kb.
-> ls -l `which e3` == ... 12664 Jul 15 02:08 /usr/local/sbin/e3
-> version == 8.0
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Avoiding TC's convoluted system to install V8-WiFi *VIA* TC's WiFi was
painfull; never to repeat <upgrading>.
In order to remove the extra unknowns of the GUI, now running under VT only.
------
gpm-root is confirmed and could be useful; but now :
-> tc@box:~$ mc == mc: error while loading shared libraries:
 libgmodule-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

-> ls /mnt/sdb1/tce/optional/libgmodule* == nX
=?=> Is libgmodule-2.0.so.0 part of the <GUI> ?
-> find /mnt/sdb2 -name "*Lst*" == /mnt/sdb2/CRG/Hardware/WiFi/TC64V8tczLst
-> grep libgmodule /mnt/sdb2/CRG/Hardware/WiFi/TC64V8tczLst == nX

libgmodule* seems not to be in my stored <list of V8x *.tcz> ?

=> pasteing & posting this via V8x links => WiFi

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Re: V8x WiFi
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 12:25:50 AM »
Code: [Select]
$ tce-ab

tce-ab - Tiny Core Extension: Application Browser

S)earch P)rovides K)eywords or Q)uit:

P

Enter search term, e.g. iwconfig: libgmodule-2.0.so.0

Title:          glib2.tcz
...