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Offline pek

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TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« on: September 02, 2021, 07:12:05 PM »
Hi again everyone... I'm back with more questions  ;)

So...
I can connect to wifi in CorePlus.. No problem. And here's what I got when running
lspci
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01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 (rev 3a)

iwconfig
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wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=-2147483648 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

dmesg
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Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-8000C-36.ucode failed with error -2
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Falling back to sysfs fallback for: iwlwifi-8000C-36.ucode
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Found debug destination: EXTERNAL_DRAM
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Found debug configuration: 0
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: loaded firmware version 36.79ff3ccf.0 8000C-36.ucode op_mode iwlmvm
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 8260, REV=0x208
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Applying debug destination EXTERNAL_DRAM
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: Allocated 0x00400000 bytes for firmware monitor.
iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: base HW address: f0:d5:bf:a3:9f:b7

Now...
I want to make my own TinyCore version with wifi capability that have all firmwares, so it can work to almost any wifi capable pc/laptop/mac.
So I installed TCZs like in the CorePlus list. (tce-load -wi ---to make sure all necessary dep also gets downloaded)
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wifi.tcz
iw.tcz
firmware-atheros.tcz
firmware-ipw2100.tcz
firmware-ipw2200.tcz
firmware-iwimax.tcz
firmware-iwl8000.tcz
firmware-iwl9000.tcz
firmware-iwlwifi.tcz
firmware-marvel.tcz
firmware-myri10ge.tcz
firmware-netxen.tcz
firmware-openfwwf.tcz
firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz
firmware-rtlwifi.tcz
firmware-ti-connectivity.tcz
firmware-ueagle-atm.tcz
firmware-vxge.tcz
firmware-zd1211.tcz
pci-utils.tcz

But...
there's no sign of any wifi/wireless thing in iwconfig, lspci or dmesg in my TinyCore version.

Did I miss any TCZ at all?

Thanks.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 08:06:09 PM »
Hi pek
If you run:
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lsmodis  iwlwifi  listed?

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 08:33:15 PM »
Hi Rich,
This is from lsmod
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Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: G 
cpufreq_powersave      12288  0
cpufreq_userspace      12288  0
cpufreq_conservative    12288  0
squashfs               24576  0
ppdev                  12288  0
parport_pc             24576  0
wmi_bmof               12288  0
rtsx_pci_sdmmc         16384  0
mmc_core               65536  1 rtsx_pci_sdmmc
mei_hdcp               12288  0
xhci_pci               12288  0
xhci_hcd               90112  1 xhci_pci
parport                28672  2 ppdev,parport_pc
dell_wmi               12288  0
sparse_keymap          12288  1 dell_wmi
dell_smbios            12288  1 dell_wmi
video                  32768  1 dell_wmi
backlight              12288  1 video
dcdbas                 12288  1 dell_smbios
dell_wmi_descriptor    12288  2 dell_wmi,dell_smbios
pcspkr                 12288  0
wmi                    16384  4 wmi_bmof,dell_wmi,dell_smbios,dell_wmi_descriptor
xhci_pci_renesas       12288  1 xhci_pci
ac                     12288  0
rtsx_pci               36864  1 rtsx_pci_sdmmc
e1000e                118784  0
ptp                    16384  1 e1000e
pps_core               12288  1 ptp
int3403_thermal        12288  0
mei_me                 16384  1
dell_rbtn              12288  0
mei                    40960  3 mei_hdcp,mei_me
int3400_thermal        12288  0
acpi_thermal_rel       12288  1 int3400_thermal
intel_pch_thermal      12288  0
loop                   20480  0
battery                16384  0
processor_thermal_device    12288  0
intel_soc_dts_iosf     12288  1 processor_thermal_device
int340x_thermal_zone    12288  2 int3403_thermal,processor_thermal_device

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2021, 08:37:31 PM »
Hi pek
Check that  wireless-KERNEL-tinycore.tcz  is loaded. If it is, try this:
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sudo modprobe iwlwifi

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 09:27:09 PM »
Hi pek
Check that  wireless-KERNEL-tinycore.tcz  is loaded. If it is, try this:
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sudo modprobe iwlwifi

How to check if it's loaded?

I run tce-status -i and it's not there.
I also checked /usr/local/tce.installed/ .... and it's not there

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2021, 09:32:18 PM »
Hi pek
How to check if it's loaded? ...
Exactly the way you listed.

When you loaded  wifi.tcz  it should have loaded  wireless_tools.tcz  which should have loaded  wireless-KERNEL-tinycore.tcz.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2021, 10:36:56 PM »
Thank you very much Rich..!!  ;D ;D
You are right, some TCZs were not loaded. I guess my usb stick is corrupted.

All good now. Thanks.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2021, 05:10:58 AM »
Hi pek
You are welcome. Thank you for explaining the issue and confirming your success.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 10:36:51 PM »
It's been a bit - is wi-fi included in the .iso? I didn't think so.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2021, 11:20:23 PM »
Hi NewUser
It's included in the  CorePlus  ISO.

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Re: TinyCore 12.0 No wifi But get wifi in CorePlus
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2021, 11:40:34 PM »
Hi NewUser
It's included in the  CorePlus  ISO.
OPs question was concerning TinyCore not TCPlus.