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Offline RYTCL

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2020, 08:00:36 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


Thanks for that useful information.
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2020, 08:04:44 AM »
Is RT2800, the equivalent driver for RaLink RT3290 card for my laptop ?
I believe so - do the following give any output?
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$ dmesg | grep 2800
$ sudo rfkill list all
$ sudo wifi.sh

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2020, 08:08:50 AM »
Issue persists...

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~> dmesg | grep 2800
last_pfn = 0x280000 max_arch_pfn = 0x400000000
pci 0000:02:00.0: [1814:3290] type 00 class 0x028000
~>
~>
~> sudo rfkill list all
~>
~> sudo wifi.sh
No wifi devices found!
~>
~>
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2020, 08:13:47 AM »
A different question :
Terminal Window when launched does not source .profile.    I normally have to source the profile every time a new window is launched.

$> . ./.profiile

How to force Term Win to source .profile ?
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2020, 08:16:57 AM »
It seems as though something is blocking your wifi, but I don’t know what..

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2020, 08:29:12 AM »

LSMOD shows hp_wireless in both Ubuntu and TinyCore .  Does this mean anything ?

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/mnt/sda9/log> grep wire lsmod*
lsmod.tinycore:hp_wireless            12288  0
lsmod.ubuntu:hp_wireless            16384  0
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2020, 08:45:56 AM »
As per google that might be blocking your wifi - you could try rebooting, then “sudo modprobe -r hp_wireless” (you might need to use hp-wireless) and then load the firmware and wifi extensions.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2020, 10:01:34 AM »
The 3290 seems to be one of the experimental-marked drivers, and is disabled in our kernel.
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2020, 11:16:37 AM »
looks like we have reached an impasse.

I don't mind trying hp_wireless experimental driver.   Is it possible to extract just the driver from Ubuntu or Puppy Linux and try it out here.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2020, 11:26:52 AM »
No, it’ll need to be compiled.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2020, 01:05:46 PM »
Hi RYTCL
looks like we have reached an impasse. ...
For wireless, yes. If you want to get the wired connection up, it wants  firmware-rtl_nic.tcz.  The  r8169  driver is include
in the base install.

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2020, 01:51:17 PM »
Wired Ethernet is working currently without additional firmware.

It will be nice to get rid of this ERROR message in the DMESG log

r8169 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw failed with error -2
r8169 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to sysfs fallback for: rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw
r8169 0000:04:00.0: Unable to load firmware rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw (-11)

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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2020, 01:57:04 PM »
Hi RYTCL
Did you install  firmware-rtl_nic.tcz?  It provides  rtl8106e-1.fw.


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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2020, 02:51:21 PM »
Installed firmware-rtl_nic.tcz  & rebooted...

onboot.lst

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/mnt/sda9/tce> cat onboot.lst

firmware-rtl_nic.tcz
firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz
wifi.tcz
rfkill.tcz
jwm-full.tcz
Xorg-7.7.tcz
rxvt.tcz
wbar.tcz
xf86-input-synaptics.tcz
firefox-ESR.tcz


dmesg :

r8169 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw failed with error -2
r8169 0000:04:00.0: Falling back to sysfs fallback for: rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw

Generic PHY r8169-400:00: attached PHY driver [Generic PHY] (mii_bus:phy_addr=r8169-400:00, irq=IGNORE)
r8169 0000:04:00.0 eth0: Link is Down
r8169 0000:04:00.0 eth0: Link is Up - 100Mbps/Full - flow control rx/tx

2 ERROR lines related to rtl_nic persists.  'unable to load firmware' error has disappeared.

Wired Ethernet did work even without including the firmware - RTL_NIC

dmesg.tinycore - attachment included.
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Re: Wifi Setup on a HP Laptop running TinyCore 11.1 (64 bit)
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2020, 03:11:02 PM »
Here is an interesting article on how to enable WiFi support on HP Laptop for Ubuntu.

Fix ‘No WiFi Adapter Found’ for HP Laptops with Ubuntu 18.04

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/08/no-wifi-adapter-found-hp-laptops-ubuntu-18-04/


Blacklist BROADCOM drivers

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6. If that does not work, you may remove and blacklist the broadcom drivers and restart:

sudo apt purge bcmwl-kernel-source

sudo sed -i '/blacklist bcma/ d' /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
sudo sed -i '/blacklist brcmsmac/ d' /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

In addition, (thanks to jeremy31) if you notice weak signal try command:
sudo modprobe -r rtl8723de && sleep 5 && sudo modprobe rtl8723de ant_sel=1


May be some other driver(s) are conflicting with my WiFi card "Ralink RT3290 - rt2800pci "

My limited skills does not permit me to make that judgement call... :)
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