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Offline RYTCL

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2020, 05:15:44 AM »
Ubuntu - nmcli - command-line tool for controlling NetworkManager


$> nmcli

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wlp2s0f0: connected to A.RY.NETGEAR.2.4G
        "Ralink RT3290 1T/1R"
        wifi (rt2800pci), 74:29:AF:24:3B:87, hw, mtu 1500
        ip4 default
        inet4 192.168.1.44/24
        route4 0.0.0.0/0
        route4 192.168.1.0/24
        route4 169.254.0.0/16
        inet6 fe80::a3ae:9f16:ce63:de6/64
        route6 fe80::/64
        route6 ff00::/8

enp4s0: unavailable
        "Realtek RTL810xE"
        ethernet (r8169), 38:63:BB:E6:A7:E0, hw, mtu 1500

lo: unmanaged
        "lo"
        loopback (unknown), 00:00:00:00:00:00, sw, mtu 65536

DNS configuration:
        servers: 192.168.1.1
        domains: RRR
        interface: wlp2s0f0
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2020, 05:16:39 AM »
The firmware-ralinkwifi extension provides rt3290.bin, which I would guess is the firmware for your device.

Try this after reboot:
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$ tce-load -i firmware-ralinkwifi wifi
$ dmesg | tail -20
..and check if you see a message about loading firmware.

If not, try this:
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$ sudo rfkill list all

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2020, 06:07:06 AM »
1) Removed  all WiFI Firmware.TCZ & WiFi.tcz from the onboot and rebooted the machine.
2) Installed rfkill.tcz through  $> tce-ab
3) captured dmesg into a log file
  $>  dmesg > dmesg.1

4) Load extensions
  $> tce-load -i firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz  wifi.tcz

5) captured dmesg into a log file
  $>  dmesg > dmesg.2

6) DMESG analysis - no new lines added after installing extensions

7) Run RFKILL
  $> sudo rfill list all

  No output



I have the showapps pause bootcodes in my Grub Menu.

I see the following error message immediately after listing all the extensions:

udevd[183] : unknown key 'RUN{program}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/73-seat-late.rules:17


Is it possible to see the boot messages in some log file  once the GUI window manager shows up ?



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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2020, 06:36:25 AM »
Hi RYTCL
... I see the following error message immediately after listing all the extensions:

udevd[183] : unknown key 'RUN{program}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/73-seat-late.rules:17 ...
I just fixed that. Update your system and it will go away:
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tce-audit builddb
tce-audit updatedeps
tce-audit fetchmissing
tce-update

Then click the  Exit  icon and select reboot.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2020, 06:47:46 AM »
Hi RYTCL
... I see the following error message immediately after listing all the extensions:

udevd[183] : unknown key 'RUN{program}' in /etc/udev/rules.d/73-seat-late.rules:17 ...
I just fixed that. Update your system and it will go away:
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tce-audit builddb
tce-audit updatedeps
tce-audit fetchmissing
tce-update

Then click the  Exit  icon and select reboot.


Error message disappeared.  Thanks....  8)
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2020, 07:06:59 AM »
Does "lsmod" show if the driver for your wifi hardware (rt2800pci?) was loaded?

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 07:16:16 AM »
Here is the lsmod output
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/$> lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
cpufreq_conservative    12288  0
cpufreq_powersave      12288  0
cpufreq_userspace      12288  0
squashfs               32768  0
zstd_decompress        65536  1 squashfs
hp_wmi                 12288  0
pcspkr                 12288  0
wmi_bmof               12288  0
video                  32768  0
backlight              12288  1 video
rtsx_pci_sdmmc         16384  0
wmi                    16384  2 hp_wmi,wmi_bmof
mmc_core               73728  1 rtsx_pci_sdmmc
rtsx_pci_ms            12288  0
memstick               12288  1 rtsx_pci_ms
mei_hdcp               12288  0
battery                16384  0
realtek                16384  0
rtsx_pci               36864  2 rtsx_pci_sdmmc,rtsx_pci_ms
intel_vbtn             12288  0
sparse_keymap          12288  2 hp_wmi,intel_vbtn
ac                     12288  0
loop                   20480  0
r8169                  57344  0
xhci_pci               12288  0
xhci_hcd               94208  1 xhci_pci
hp_wireless            12288  0
lpc_ich                20480  0
mei_txe                16384  1
mei                    40960  3 mei_hdcp,mei_txe
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 07:21:32 AM »
There do not appear to be any wifi drivers loaded.

You can verify that the wireless-KERNEL extension is loaded with:
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$ tce-status -i | grep wireless
If wireless-KERNEL is loaded, you can try this:
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$ sudo modprobe rt2800pci..and then check lsmod and dmesg

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 07:31:17 AM »
Hi Juanito
I found this in his Ubuntu dmesg:
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tc@box:~$ grep -E "wlp2s0f0|rt2|80211|02:00.0" .opera-11/temporary_downloads/dmesg.ubuntu
[    1.135971] pci 0000:02:00.0: [1814:3290] type 00 class 0x028000
[    1.136005] pci 0000:02:00.0: reg 0x10: [mem 0x90710000-0x9071ffff]
[    1.136140] pci 0000:02:00.0: PME# supported from D0 D3hot
[    4.956207] systemd[1]: unit_file_build_name_map: normal unit file: /lib/systemd/system/wpa_supplicant-nl80211@.service
[    7.049144] cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory database
[    7.052037] cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
[    7.236988] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3290, rev 0015 detected
[    7.245501] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 3290 detected
[    7.245561] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[    7.720001] rt2800pci 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0f0: renamed from wlan0
[   11.789939] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt3290.bin'
[   11.792261] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.37
[   13.310515] wlp2s0f0: authenticate with 50:6a:03:ba:48:fb
[   13.312530] wlp2s0f0: send auth to 50:6a:03:ba:48:fb (try 1/3)
[   13.314619] wlp2s0f0: authenticated
[   13.315821] wlp2s0f0: associate with 50:6a:03:ba:48:fb (try 1/3)
[   13.319281] wlp2s0f0: RX AssocResp from 50:6a:03:ba:48:fb (capab=0x1411 status=0 aid=7)
[   13.319371] wlp2s0f0: associated
[   13.375871] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlp2s0f0: link becomes ready
tc@box:~$

The Tinycore dmesg stops after the first 3 lines.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 07:37:23 AM »
There do not appear to be any wifi drivers loaded.

You can verify that the wireless-KERNEL extension is loaded with:
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$ tce-status -i | grep wireless
If wireless-KERNEL is loaded, you can try this:
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$ sudo modprobe rt2800pci..and then check lsmod and dmesg

It looks like WIRELESS-KERNEL is not loaded.

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]~> tce-status -i | grep wire
wireless-5.4.3-tinycore64
wireless_tools
~>
~> tce-status -i | grep ral
firmware-ralinkwifi

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2020, 07:41:13 AM »
wireless-KERNEL=wireless-5.4.3-tinycore64

Did you try "sudo modprobe rt2800pci"?

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2020, 07:44:15 AM »
$> sudo modprobe rtl2800pci

no output

Is there a wireless-kernel.tcz module - I could not find one in 11.1 64 bit TCZ folder
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2020, 07:45:35 AM »
After "sudo modprobe rtl2800pci" you need to look at "lsmod" and "dmesg"

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2020, 07:54:29 AM »
I do see some rt2800 lines in LSMOD,   but no new messages in DMESG. dmesg.3 attachment included...

Is RT2800, the equivalent driver for RaLink RT3290 card for my laptop ?

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~> lsmod

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
rt2800pci              12288  0
rt2800mmio             12288  1 rt2800pci
rt2800lib              86016  2 rt2800pci,rt2800mmio
rt2x00mmio             12288  2 rt2800pci,rt2800mmio
rt2x00pci              12288  1 rt2800pci
rt2x00lib              28672  5 rt2800pci,rt2800mmio,rt2800lib,rt2x00mmio,rt2x00pci
mac80211              274432  3 rt2800lib,rt2x00pci,rt2x00lib
cfg80211              208896  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
eeprom_93cx6           12288  1 rt2800pci
cpufreq_userspace      12288  0
cpufreq_conservative    12288  0
cpufreq_powersave      12288  0
squashfs               32768  0
zstd_decompress        65536  1 squashfs
wmi_bmof               12288  0
rtsx_pci_ms            12288  0
mei_hdcp               12288  0
hp_wmi                 12288  0
memstick               12288  1 rtsx_pci_ms
rtsx_pci_sdmmc         16384  0
mmc_core               73728  1 rtsx_pci_sdmmc
realtek                16384  0
r8169                  57344  0
video                  32768  0
backlight              12288  1 video
battery                16384  0
lpc_ich                20480  0
pcspkr                 12288  0
xhci_pci               12288  0
xhci_hcd               94208  1 xhci_pci
ac                     12288  0
wmi                    16384  2 wmi_bmof,hp_wmi
mei_txe                16384  1
mei                    40960  3 mei_hdcp,mei_txe
rtsx_pci               36864  2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
intel_vbtn             12288  0
sparse_keymap          12288  2 hp_wmi,intel_vbtn
loop                   20480  0
hp_wireless            12288  0
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2020, 07:57:42 AM »
Hi RYTCL
When extensions have the text  KERNEL  as part of their name, KERNEL is a symbol representing the kernel version you are
currently running. When  tce-load  encounters the  KERNEL  symbol, it replaces it with the output of this command:
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uname -rwhich in your case would return  5.4.3-tinycore64.  So  wireless-KERNEL.tcz  becomes  wireless-5.4.3-tinycore64.tcz