USB Wireless Drivers with Longsleep Linux Kernel
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(06-12-2016, 01:41 AM)longsleep Wrote: Kernel headers are in /usr/src/linux-headers-...

Okay, thanks for the help with that.  So using --kernelsourcedir=/usr/src/linux-headers..... I get farther but still not all the way.

I've uploaded an image with the process on it, there are a few bad exit statuses before it finally stops with an error of not finding a file.

[Image: dkms-build.jpg]

It seems that this driver I'm trying to install just either isn't finding the files it wants, or the symlinks it is expecting to be there aren't.  Should I move on from this and get a wifi dongle you already have a driver installed for? Do you have any wifi dongle suggestions?
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#12
I just used a vanilla debian distro with longsleep 101 kernel and did a 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware'. It got my NetGear USB wifi dongle and my old dlink dongle running after a reboot. Did you try it?
Unless you have a very close relationship with your current linux-installation, you might want to consider reimaging the microsd-card with a current debian build and use the scripts in /usr/local/sbin to update uboot and kernel first, enlarge sd-card and then do a 'sudo apt-get update' before you install linux-firmware package.

It takes about an hour if you have a decent broadband connection (mine is 30/10 and it took 50 minutes).
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(06-14-2016, 03:37 PM)CaptainZalo Wrote: I just used a vanilla debian distro with longsleep 101 kernel and did a 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware'. It got my NetGear USB wifi dongle and my old dlink dongle running after a reboot. Did you try it?
Unless you have a very close relationship with your current linux-installation, you might want to consider reimaging the microsd-card with a current debian build and use the scripts in /usr/local/sbin to update uboot and kernel first, enlarge sd-card and then do a 'sudo apt-get update' before you install linux-firmware package.

It takes about an hour if you have a decent broadband connection (mine is 30/10 and it took 50 minutes).

Thanks Zalo. I might just do that. Sorry if this is a silly question, is the Debian distro headless or does it have the GUI? I like the headless distros and was hoping to stay with that.
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(06-14-2016, 08:00 PM)jacobscarter Wrote:
(06-14-2016, 03:37 PM)CaptainZalo Wrote: I just used a vanilla debian distro with longsleep 101 kernel and did a 'sudo apt-get install linux-firmware'. It got my NetGear USB wifi dongle and my old dlink dongle running after a reboot. Did you try it?
Unless you have a very close relationship with your current linux-installation, you might want to consider reimaging the microsd-card with a current debian build and use the scripts in /usr/local/sbin to update uboot and kernel first, enlarge sd-card and then do a 'sudo apt-get update' before you install linux-firmware package.

It takes about an hour if you have a decent broadband connection (mine is 30/10 and it took 50 minutes).

Thanks Zalo. I might just do that. Sorry if this is a silly question, is the Debian distro headless or does it have the GUI? I like the headless distros and was hoping to stay with that.

I downloaded a tiny distro (Debian Base (3.10.65 BSP) from here @ only about 180 megs) and got just what I wanted - a GUI-less working Debian that I could customize as I wanted. The Mate Desktop Environment downloads and installs was the slow part. The rest worked as intended. Shellscripts and all.
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In case anyone runs into this issue like me, i have managed to get this to work with lwfinger/rtl8188eu driver
You can read up on this here:
https://medium.com/@daniel.cohen/setting-up-usb-wifi-dongle-on-pine64-dc41def83c75
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(03-02-2019, 06:32 AM)dcohenb Wrote: In case anyone runs into this issue like me, i have managed to get this to work with lwfinger/rtl8188eu driver
You can read up on this here:
https://medium.com/@daniel.cohen/setting-up-usb-wifi-dongle-on-pine64-dc41def83c75

Thanks on the post :-)
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