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Old 04-18-2016, 10:59 PM   #31
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Stuart,

I downloaded and installed ubuntu-mate-16.04-beta2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img from ubuntu-mate.org and compared ARMslackware-current's /lib/firmware/brcm to the ubuntu-mate's. There are four firmware files that are different; brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt brcmfmac43602-pcie.ap.bin brcmfmac43602-pcie.bin. The 43430's are for the wifi according to my (suspect) research and the 43602's appear to be newer versions of the ARMslackware files. I tried putting the four into /lib/firmware/brcm and the wifi still isn't showing up in dmesg. I have a tarball of the four files ready to go.

Jim

edit: Wasn't feeling well last night so I didn't look at the link until the next morning. It looks like both the 43430 and 43602 are in the link you provided.

Last edited by jowski; 04-19-2016 at 08:38 AM.
 
Old 04-23-2016, 08:43 AM   #32
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Hello,

I registered just to throw my comments here on using the wifi on the pi3, as it seems some people have issues with it. I downloaded the newest Raspbian image to a SD and installed it to have a look around and see what I needed to make the wifi work a few days ago myself and this is what worked for me.

First, I am running slackware-current, and rpi-update keeps my kernel up to date on the pi3.

The wifi worked just fine on Raspbian but their /lib/firmware/bcrm directory had these two files for the device which slackware does not include:

brcmfmac-43430-sdio.txt
brcmfmac-43430-sdio.bin

I copied those two files from the Raspbian image and put them onto my slackware SD and rebooted the pi3.

Upon reboot, I did a "ifconfig -a" which listed my onboard wifi as "wlan1".

I'm really unfamiliar with wifi setup on linux these days, as the last time I had used a linux machine it was a laptop using PCMCIA cards back in the 90s, but I found wicd was really simple for me to use without actually learning anything. So, I changed the wifi setting in wicd to "wlan1" put in my wifi password and presto, wifi works.

Here's a link to the files I uploaded on my server if anyone wants them: http://www.lngn.net/brcmfmac-43430-sdio.zip

Last edited by jloco; 04-23-2016 at 08:52 AM. Reason: added link to files
 
Old 04-24-2016, 02:58 AM   #33
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Stuart,

I downloaded and installed ubuntu-mate-16.04-beta2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img from ubuntu-mate.org and compared ARMslackware-current's /lib/firmware/brcm to the ubuntu-mate's. There are four firmware files that are different; brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt brcmfmac43602-pcie.ap.bin brcmfmac43602-pcie.bin. The 43430's are for the wifi according to my (suspect) research and the 43602's appear to be newer versions of the ARMslackware files. I tried putting the four into /lib/firmware/brcm and the wifi still isn't showing up in dmesg. I have a tarball of the four files ready to go.

Jim

edit: Wasn't feeling well last night so I didn't look at the link until the next morning. It looks like both the 43430 and 43602 are in the link you provided.
The 43430 aren't in any of the git repos on the link I provided - I pulled all of them.

Is this a working firmware?
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmwa...43430-sdio.bin
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmwa...43430-sdio.txt
 
Old 04-25-2016, 08:55 AM   #34
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The 43430 aren't in any of the git repos on the link I provided - I pulled all of them.

Is this a working firmware?
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmwa...43430-sdio.bin
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmwa...43430-sdio.txt
Those are the files I have. I'm thinking the kernel might be the problem and it's time to recompile it.

Jim

edit: After a complete reload, wlan0 comes up with a little help. I followed the Rpi3 instructions with the new installer and got the Pi3 to boot the 3.18.9-v7 kernel. Rpi-update brought the system to 4.4.8-v7+. I manually installed the firmware files and rebooted. It still took an 'ifconfig wlan0 up' to get wlan0 to show up.

Last edited by jowski; 04-26-2016 at 08:07 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2016, 02:36 PM   #35
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I followed the Rpi3 instructions with the new installer and got the Pi3 to boot the 3.18.9-v7 kernel.
Those would be the SARPi3 instructions... and we´ve now updated the SARPi3 installer to 4.4.9 kernel on 08 May 2016. Saves you the trouble of running rpi-config, at least.

Cheers.
 
Old 05-09-2016, 12:16 AM   #36
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Those would be the SARPi3 instructions... and we´ve now updated the SARPi3 installer to 4.4.9 kernel on 08 May 2016. Saves you the trouble of running rpi-config, at least.

Cheers.
Looks like it's time for some "upgradepkg --install-new ..."

Jim
 
  


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