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Need Help
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2019, 08:53:07 AM »
Hello althus
This is tinycorelinux not just another linux system
Writing the SSID and wpa information is not necessary with the wifi command in tinycore

We suspect your WiFi hardware switch is faulty.  As this is a common fault in old notebooks.
When resolved, the wifi app will present you with a list of access points available, then you enter the passphrase to connect.

Please we need all information requested   Especially this info please
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rfkill list all > rfkilllist.txt



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« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 09:00:22 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 08:53:55 AM »
Hi althus
If you are trying to use this:

then you are using the wrong tool. You need to:
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sudo wifi.sh
Read coreplayer2s last post (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,23095.msg144552.html#msg144552) again and follow his instructions.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 08:55:49 AM by Rich »

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2019, 09:07:30 AM »
I was using the wrong tool :-[
I will send the info ASAP
Tank you you are fast and patient.
The file dmesg.txt is 37k do you want it full or the last 20 lines.
The rfkill.txt is empty,and lsmod.txt is 1k I send it in the post below with the last 20 lines of dmesg.txt
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 09:28:23 AM by althus »
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »
The last lines of Dmesg.txt


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ACPI: AC Adapter [ADP1] (on-line)
input: Logitech Logitech USB Optical Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb4/4-4/4-4:1.0/0003:046D:C018.0001/input/input13
hid-generic 0003:046D:C018.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Logitech Logitech USB Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:04.0-4/input0
input: HP WMI hotkeys as /devices/virtual/input/input12
acpi device:0b: registered as cooling_device2
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:09/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input14
random: fast init done
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: ifname eth0, PHY OUI 0x732 @ 1, addr 00:1d:72:64:ca:cd
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: highdma csum pwrctl mgmt lnktim msi desc-v3
battery: ACPI: Deprecated procfs I/F for battery is loaded, please retry with CONFIG_ACPI_PROCFS_POWER cleared
battery: ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
psmouse serio2: synaptics: queried max coordinates: x [..5592], y [..4916]
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access              silicon-power    PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 3917824 512-byte logical blocks: (2.01 GB/1.87 GiB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
psmouse serio2: synaptics: Touchpad model: 1, fw: 7.0, id: 0x1a0b1, caps: 0xd04711/0xa00000/0x20000/0x0, board id: 0, fw id: 502777
 sdb: sdb1 sdb2
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input10
EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
EXT4-fs (sdb2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
random: crng init done
platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2
platform regulatory.0: Falling back to syfs fallback for: regulatory.db
ath5k 0000:07:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control
ath5k 0000:07:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db
ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x64
ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
ath: Regpair used: 0x64
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
ath5k: phy0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC: 0xe2, PHY: 0x70)
EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
EXT4-fs (sdb2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
EXT4-fs (sdb2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0 eth0: MSI enabled
forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0 eth0: no link during initialization





Lsmod.txt
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Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
cpufreq_userspace      12288  0
cpufreq_conservative    12288  0
cpufreq_powersave      12288  0
ath5k                 102400  0
mac80211              237568  1 ath5k
ath                    24576  1 ath5k
cfg80211              167936  3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
wmi_bmof               12288  0
hp_wmi                 12288  0
sparse_keymap          12288  1 hp_wmi
video                  28672  0
backlight              12288  1 video
ac                     12288  0
battery                16384  0
squashfs               28672 142
zstd_decompress        53248  1 squashfs
xxhash                 16384  1 zstd_decompress
wmi                    16384  2 wmi_bmof,hp_wmi
serio_raw              12288  0
pcspkr                 12288  0
forcedeth              45056  0
acpi_cpufreq           12288  0
loop                   20480 284

RFkill empty


    [EDIT]: Added code tags.  Rich
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 10:03:40 AM by Rich »
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2019, 10:38:37 AM »
Hi Coreplayer2

as an old electronic tech. can you tell me if you suspect a problem
with the wifi hardware switch why the same switch did not affect
LubuntuLinux , Xfce4Linux or pupyLinux use on the same notebook.

I want to understand.
Tank you again
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 04:14:38 PM »
Hello althus

sorry the rfkill output is empty, it's because neither rfkill.tcz or util-linux.tcz is installed, my bad.

Since util-linux has a few dependencies I think it's better to download " rfkill.tcz " somehow then copy it to your tce/optional directory, then install it.

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tce-load -i rfkill.tcz
Remember installing one time like this only installs for this session.   adding rfkill.tcz to onboot.lst will install on every reboot. 
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tce-load -wi rfkill.tczwill download, load and add to onboot.lst but you'd have to be online for that..

Then try again
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rfkill list all > rfkilllist.txt
Notebooks of this era almost always have this Wifi switch problem, it was either a BIOS option or a physical slide switch (in modern notebooks is F11 or F12)  intended to save battery life.  What makes this issue particularly inconvenient is this hardware kill switch must be disabled before loading the driver which is most likely not the case.



Don't fall in love with this hardware, it's really old and uses unreliable drivers.   One alternative is you can load ndiswrapper.tcz extension then use it to load the ath5k windows driver.
maybe other distro's use the madwifi drivers?
Honestly I wouldn't even tinker with it, because at it's best is only using an outdated 802.11bg specification with a maximum bandwidth of only 54 Mbps.    Today we enjoy simultaneous connections across 2.4 and 5ghz bands with speed up to 1300 mbps for a $20 adapter, Ok an AC wifi adapter might cost a little more...


Assuming we have a fairly recent modem (within last 3 years) it will be at least Wireless N capable, in which case get a compatible $20 miniature USB wireless adapter and you'll enjoy reliable and fast connections. 
There was a time I bought every wireless USB adapter on the market to determine which were supported, however since manufacturers flooded the market with basic Wireless N (150) USB adapters it's impossible to keep up.  So I couldn't tell you which brand to get, but I think it would be hard to find an adapter which isn't supported because wireless support has improved dramatically in last few years.

If you still find justification in getting this hardware to work, then we have to fix the kill switch.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 04:22:57 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2019, 10:25:38 AM »
Tank you Coreplayer2
Actualy I do not Know how I will download rfkill.tcz
and copy it to tce/optional directory but I will try.

I have a lot of study to do and for now I will read
TinyCore book.
Tank you for your time
I will be back ASAP.
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2019, 11:56:18 AM »
Hello althus

No dep's needed so you can simply download from here
tinycorelinux.net/10.x/x86/tcz/rfkill.tcz

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2019, 06:03:45 AM »
Good morning,
someting unusual hapen yesterday morning.
Friday evening I shut off my main computer, and yesterday morning when I turn it on tinycorelinux was on it. Normaly on this computer window10 is the OS.
The problem is I never load Tinycore on this machine. I use the computer to download
Tinycore and made a USB bootable whit rufus 3.5 .
Now I do not know how to solve that problem any ideas???

Computer HP Pavillon p6230f
8 Gb Ram , CPU speed 2.6 Ghz

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2019, 06:46:17 AM »
Hi althus
Was the USB device still plugged in when you turned on the computer?

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2019, 06:53:41 AM »
Hello
First remove any CD in the cd/dvd player
Then shut down the computer
Next remove the USB stick
Lastly start your pc




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Re: Need Help
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2019, 08:28:44 AM »
Hi coreplayer2
Nice catch. I forgot about the CD.

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Re: Need Help
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2019, 08:35:44 AM »
Sory , I was not clear
I do no have a CD or USB on the computer and I Did not use my USB key whit
TinyCore on that computer except to make it .
I never load Tiny core on the HD of any computer.
But I know TinyCore is on my HD and is starting when I put the computer On.

If you had a similar problem and find the solution tell me but I will use a repair
window disk to boot and I think it will fix the probleme.
I have to wait for my friend to be back from holiday.

P.S.For my Wifi problem I tink you are writhe for the switch non servicable.

Tank you for your help
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2019, 08:50:20 AM »
Ok just a small question

If I can go in the consol , I will be able to erase TinyCorp from my HD ???
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Re: Need Help
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2019, 09:27:45 AM »
Hi althus
... I do no have a CD or USB on the computer and I Did not use my USB key whit
TinyCore on that computer except to make it .
I never load Tiny core on the HD of any computer.
But I know TinyCore is on my HD and is starting when I put the computer On. ...
If you don't have a CD (or DVD) in the computer, and you don't have a USB "key" plugged in, then the only explanation I see is
that you installed it to your hard drive.

... The problem is I never load Tinycore on this machine. I use the computer to download
Tinycore and made a USB bootable whit rufus 3.5 . ...
Did you need to run Rufus more than once because the USB key did not not work the first time? Maybe you accidentally pointed
Rufus to your hard drive instead of your USB key one time?

... If I can go in the consol , I will be able to erase TinyCorp from my HD ???
Before you go trying to make any changes, execute this command and post what's in  fdisk.txt:
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fdisk -l > fdisk.txtThat's a lower case  L  after the dash.