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Old 03-17-2016, 08:11 AM   #16
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Did you get the fatdog installer to work? Mine wouldn't with it so thats why I had to do the minirootfs. But I found it easy enough to install slackpkg and use it to install stuff I needed.
 
Old 03-17-2016, 09:50 AM   #17
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I installed with fatdog's how to using last raspbian image for boot and slackware minirootfs.

I had to to be able to install without screen (no tv, that's crap, and the olny desktop in the house is an imac, crap to, for it os at least).

As it is a bit a pita to go back and forth from the pi to the laptop, I try to avoid to mess this :-)
 
Old 04-12-2016, 12:13 PM   #18
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Can't you just...

Install Slackware ARM on a microSD card in a RPi1/2 and fully update the kernel and firmware, then take the sd card out and boot it in a RPi3? I haven't tested this myself but I know someone who's done this successfully.

According to the RPi Foundation, with their Device Tree overlays, it's possible to use the same image to boot multiple devices. So, it should be more than possible.
 
Old 04-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #19
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Pi2 <=> Pi3

I have installed a Pi2 with slackware 14.1... runs GREAT...

recently bought 2 Pi3s and oddly enough noticed the Pi2 sd card would not start in the Pi3.... boo hoo..
after doing research as I could not find a non convoluted way to install directly on the Pi3 (SARPI3 anyone?)
I did found that I could compile and install "rpi-update" which updated the kernels on the sd card (as noted in a NON slackware like fashion) and HARK the old Pi2 sd would boot on both the Pi2 and the Pi3... EUREKA!!!

answer for me just image the old sd card from there and on to new SD card for the Pi3 re-size filesystems as needed and reconfigure for the new host... easy enough until new installer gets worked out everything working for me now that I have installed the firmware for the on-board wifi with the exception of BT, I have even cloned the rpi-kernel through GIT and compiled/installed the newest kernel for now 4.1.21-v7+

well I guess easy enough if you already have a Pi2... wonder if anyone can test by upgrading the kernel in the SARPI2 installer seeing that Pi2 will work with the same config.
 
Old 04-12-2016, 05:40 PM   #20
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I couldn't get the SD from a 2 to boot in a 3 either. I used the minirootfs http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:har...rm:raspberrypi
 
Old 04-12-2016, 10:58 PM   #21
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I wrote that ... it used to have an issue with the way the fat partition was formatted ... but that should be fixed now.
The SD I built boots on both PI1 and PI2 so long as the have both kernels and modules.

What do the leds do when you try to boot the SD ?

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Old 04-13-2016, 02:45 AM   #22
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I did found that I could compile and install "rpi-update" which updated the kernels on the sd card (as noted in a NON slackware like fashion) and HARK the old Pi2 sd would boot on both the Pi2 and the Pi3... EUREKA!!!
Besides enabling support for the RPi3, having up-to-date firmware will give you a noticeably increased performance on the RPi2 as well.
Iíve always used rpi-update myself and never experienced any issues.
 
Old 04-13-2016, 01:13 PM   #23
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I just received a Pi3 and can't get the wifi to be recognized in "dmesg". From what I can tell, the firmware is in /lib/firmware/ so I'm at a loss for where to go from here.

Jim
 
Old 04-13-2016, 11:18 PM   #24
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Is there any interesting information in the kernel ring buffer ?
If there's too much junk in there remove the wifi module, clear the kernel ring buffer, reinsert the module and then examine it.
I think the wifi is on the usb bus too: does lsusb show the wifi card ?
 
Old 04-14-2016, 01:57 AM   #25
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lsusb shows the following:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0e8f:0020 GreenAsia Inc. USB to PS/2 Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

I'll look into the .config for the kernel. There's a rumor that wifi wasn't enabled when it was compiled. If that's the case, I think I can recompile it and try to get it working. I just found this out maybe an hour ago.

Jim
 
Old 04-14-2016, 04:34 AM   #26
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In order to inspect the kernel ring buffer you can use "dmesg".

Looking at the output of lsusb I can't see the wifi card ... maybe it's on sdio. I don't have a Pi3 myself so I can only guess.

While googleing to find out more about the pi3's wifi I came across this: Raspberry Pi 3 Wifi Setup ... it's for raspbian but it might be interesting to read anyway.
 
Old 04-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #27
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The firmware is installed in /lib/firmware/brcm and is of the 43430 variety. Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi will bring up the wifi but ARMslackware won't. Still can't get 'phy0' to be recognized by 'rfkill'.

Jim
 
Old 04-16-2016, 04:44 AM   #28
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The firmware is installed in /lib/firmware/brcm and is of the 43430 variety. Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi will bring up the wifi but ARMslackware won't. Still can't get 'phy0' to be recognized by 'rfkill'.

Jim
Hi Jim

Where are you getting the firmware from? do you have the link to it on packages.ubuntu.com ?
I already include extra firmware for Realtek devices in the a/firmware package so could add some more if the licence is suitable.
 
Old 04-16-2016, 10:54 PM   #29
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Hi Stuart,

I just "stole" it from an ubuntu image I'm also playing with. Another group and I are working on some satellite software that we're porting to Pi2 and Pi3 devices. If you'd like, I can send the ubuntu firmware directory as a tarball. Just let me know what you'd need and where to send it.

Jim
 
Old 04-18-2016, 03:39 AM   #30
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Hi Stuart,

I just "stole" it from an ubuntu image I'm also playing with. Another group and I are working on some satellite software that we're porting to Pi2 and Pi3 devices. If you'd like, I can send the ubuntu firmware directory as a tarball. Just let me know what you'd need and where to send it.
Hi Jim

The firmware needs to be from a known externally referable source. Is it available from here?

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers
 
  


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