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Offline Juanito

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Re: Wifi installation - new laptop.
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2019, 12:54:52 AM »
This confirmed lspci: which gave several entries, including:
 "02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor
  Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter".

rtl8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin are provided by the firmware-rtlwifi extension in tc-10.x

Maybe you could load this extension before the wifi extension and then check the last 10-20 lines of dmesg for useful information?

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Re: Wifi installation - new laptop.
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2019, 12:43:51 PM »
> Maybe you could load this extension
> before the wifi extension and then
>  check the last 10-20 lines of dmesg for useful information?
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Surprisingly 10.x:firmware-rtlwifi.tcz was 819200
 whereas 7.2:* was only 360448.
I <grub2dos>booted <APTIO18> and:
$ cd *
$ tce-load -i ./firmware-rtlwifi.tcz
== ACPI: AC: found native INT33F4 PMIC, not loading <-repeat mesg
As was: `dmesg | tail -22`

NB. NO other *.tcz were loaded, as confirmed by `df` listing:
 rootfs, tmpfs, /dev/sda1<-also a quirk,
 /dev/loop0 ... /tmp/tcloop/firmware-rtlwifi
ALSO <nonRootPrompt> didn't return until extra  Kybrd:<Enter>.

Has anyone BlueToothed from a MobilePhone to TC:laptop ?
Perhaps the <UEFI Shell> gives info re. Interrupt 33F4 ?
Who knows about installing an audio driver for TC ?

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Re: Wifi installation - new laptop.
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2019, 01:56:18 AM »
You have to load the firmware-rtlwifi extension and then load the wifi extension to get the required dmesg output.

Yes, you can connect a mobile phone to a tinycore machine via bluetooth - if you search these forums there are several threads on the subject.

There are many threads on the subject of setting up audio on tinycore, please search the forum.