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Published in 2015-10-5 05:46:04 | Show all floors |Read mode
Hi,

Tried to use ralink based card but no success. I installed firmware-ralink package but dmesg still is saying that firmware is missing.

The file it's looking for is present. What's the problem? Kernel driver bug?

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Published in 2015-10-22 06:17:31 | Show all floors
Edited by tranki at 2015-10-22 06:18
moinejf replied at 2015-10-14 16:22
There are 2 different problems in what you say:
- some drivers are not generated in the gracefully ...

You say it's easy to compile the drivers with kernel source code. where can I find a tutorial/video straight forward of this?

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Published in 2015-10-29 00:11:16 | Show all floors
I just success WIFI Connection with RALink (ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter)

I used OrangePI-PC_Ubuntu_Vivid_Mate.img and re-compile the kernel by using source code from loboris (https://github.com/loboris/OrangePI-Kernel) and driver from mediatek (http://www.mediatek.com/en/downl ... 372-rt5572-usb-usb/)

After everything compiled and installed, I blacklist my old driver (rt2800) and use the new one with 'ifconfig ra0 up' and connect the network with 'nmtui-connect'

It's worked!!

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Published in 2015-10-31 12:11:35 | Show all floors
Edited by worakorn at 2015-12-23 07:13

I'm novice one, Some step may not make sense

1. Install 64bit version of Ubuntu on the virtual machine (amd64)
2. Install 'git-core', 'build-essential', 'u-boot-tools', 'libncurses5-dev'
3. Clone loboris repo. 'git clone https://github.com/loboris/OrangePI-Kernel'
4. I cut a new gen_check_code from http://moinejf.free.fr/opi2/kernel-3.4.patch (I attached gen_check_code at the attachment part) 5. Compile it 'gcc -o gen_check_code gen_check_code.c' and copy to 'YourPATH/OrangePI-Kernel/linux-3.4/arch/arm/mach-sunxi/power/brom/' and 'YourPATH/OrangePI-Kernel/linux-3.4/arch/arm/mach-sunxi/pm/standby'
6. Install 32bit library that toolchain needed.
  1. dpkg --add-architecture i386
  2. apt-get update
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  I install these packages
  1. gcc-5-base:i386
  2. libc6:i386
  3. libc6-dev:i386
  4. libc6-dev-i386
  5. libc6-i386
  6. libgcc1:i386
  7. libgpm2:i386
  8. libncurses5:i386
  9. libtinfo5:i386
  10. linux-libc-dev:i386
  11. zlib1g:i386
  12. zlib1g-dev:i386
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  don't forget ":i386"
7. Goto OrangePI-Kernel, run
  1. ./config_linux_kernel.sh
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  Change anything you like, and don't forget to save before you exit

8. Run the compile script (
  1. ./build_scripts.sh 2                ## 2 - is for OPI2 and OPI-PC
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9. Take a cup of coffee, have breakfast or whatever you want until the compile process complete. If Error please check 'kbuild_2_.log'
10. After the kernel built, run
  1. ./build_scripts.sh
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    to create script.bin for your OPI-PC
11. Check your 'YourPATH/OrangePI-Kernel/build', Files 'uImage_OPI-2' and 'script.bin.OPI-PC*' should be existed.
12. Copy those files into your SD-Card
13. Boot  to the system with your new uboot image. For the first boot many modules will failed because of mismatch kernel and modules version. I solved this issue and get the whole source code to my OPI-PC
  1. tar cvzf orangepi.tgz  YourPATH/OrangePI-Kernel/
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     transfer the tar'ed file to your OPI-PC and unpack it. Navigate to 'OrangePI-Kernel/linux-3.4/output/lib' and copy everything to your '/lib' on OPI-PC
14. Run 'depmod -a 3.4.39-01-lobo' and reboot the OPI-PC
15. After the OPI-PC boot up. go to '/lib/modules/3.4.39-01-lobo', fix the soft linked files 'source' and 'build' to the correct path.
  1. rm -f source build
  2. ln -s YOURPATH/OrangePI-PC/linux-3.4 build
  3. ln -s YOURPATH/OrangePI-PC/linux-3.4 source
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16. Download RT2800 from Mediatek 'http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/rt8070-rt3070-rt3370-rt3572-rt5370-rt5372-rt5572-usb-usb/', You get '
DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.1.3_20121022.tar.bz2', unpack it!
17. Install some compiler on your OPI-PC
  1. apt-get -y install gcc make
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    ***If you get compile error in the future, Please try to install the missing.
18. To prevent the error, Please go to 'YOURPATH/OrangePI-Kernel/linux-3.4' after that, 'make clean' and 'make modules_prepare' to prevent 'modpost' and 'recordmcount' make your compile failed.
19. Go to your unpacked RT Driver in step 16 . Edit os/linux/config.mk
  1. HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
  2. HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
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20. Do compile your driver. Many warnings appeared don't be panic.
  1. make
  2. make install
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21. 'depmod -a 3.4.39-01-lobo' again and edit your '/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf'
  1. blacklist rt2800usb
  2. blacklist rt2800lib
  3. blacklist rt2x00usb
  4. blacklist rt2x00lib
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22. Reboot your system and use 'dmesg' to verify the new driver loaded.
23. Turn the radio on with
  1. ifconfig ra0 up
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24. Try to connect the WIFI by using NetworkManager
  1. nmtui-connect
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    If the WIFI works well, you will see some access points around you.

25. Enjoy!

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Some questions:
Q: Why I install 64 bit version of Ubuntu
A: Last time, the error of 'gen_check_code' and can't fix, no source code. Until I got the alternative version of it with source code but it take a time to re-install the system.

Q: How long that I use to make it work?
A: Around 1 week

!!! DON'T FORGET I AM A KIND OF NOVICE -- ERROR MAY OCCUR !!!

Pre-Compiled with RT2x00 Driver: http://cloudbox.3bb.co.th/share3/MTYwMzV8ZDYzNjhlYjFhZGEwMTQ2ZmJhYmVlNDBlNzlmM2I0ZTR8MzE1MDg5
Pre-Compiled with MT7601u Driver: http://cloudbox.3bb.co.th/share3/MTYwMzl8MDA5ZDY5ZDJkMWI5ODY4MTVlN2I4MjUzODJkNzNhZjV8MzE1MDg5


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Published in 2015-10-7 18:29:19 | Show all floors
Yes, I am facing similar problem. Somehow the kernel is not able to find "Firmwares" and I think it is a user mode thing that is missing on the image.

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 Author| Published in 2015-10-12 02:13:29 | Show all floors
Damn... I thought that all drivers included in this specific kernel version should work. No I can see I was very wrong. Every hardware I have ever tried was not working, except mouse, keyboard or storage. Even if appropriate module is present in kernel.

Sadly, OrangePI hardware is indeed great but software seems to be very poor. Old and broken kernel... not nice.

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Published in 2015-10-14 16:22:19 | Show all floors
giaur500 replied at 2015-10-12 02:13
Damn... I thought that all drivers included in this specific kernel version should work. No I can se ...

There are 2 different problems in what you say:
- some drivers are not generated in the gracefully offered and ready to use kernels (loboris),
- the kernel is old and broken.
For the 1st problem, you can get the kernel source and compile what you want. That's easy.
For the 2nd problem, yes, the Allwinner's kernel is a piece of shit, and they are waiting for the free software community to debug it. And we must do this job to have working machines. That's the hard law of business...

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Published in 2015-10-19 07:06:09 | Show all floors
Edited by Harald at 2015-12-11 11:40

Wifi
are any wifi dongles supported under any available OS for the OPI-PC ?
Which ones?  And how to get wifi to work?
My answer:
this is the best distribution so far for me:http://www.orangepi.org/orangepi ... p;extra=&page=2

it works with my RTL8188 WIFI and Cambridge  BT dongles.

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Published in 2015-10-20 07:04:15 | Show all floors
Hello, ich need Ralink Support too.

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 Author| Published in 2015-10-20 14:16:15 | Show all floors
Harald replied at 2015-10-19 07:06
Wifi
are any wifi dongles supported under any available OS for the OPI-PC ?
Which ones?  And how to  ...

I suspect the only hardware supported are: storage, mouse, keyboard. All the rest modules are dropped from kernel or they won't work.

Example: my dvb-t ite9135 based dongle - there is no driver for it, so it was dropped from kernel.

Isn't it exactly the same kernel that is used on Android?

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Published in 2015-10-20 16:29:34 | Show all floors
Edited by Harald at 2015-10-20 16:57

Thanks, my experience is the same as Post7 with my OPI_PC, however:
Wired Ethernet works with the correct uimage and script.bin.
OTG USB works and is seen with Filemanager.
IR receiver? Camera Interface?
When I run Android:
I get audio out via HDMI.
and audio in via the mic on board, tested with Skype, which works.
USB hub(unpoweered) works, but I lose built in USB port(s).
LEDs:
two Ethernet leds are on solid when power connected; leds flash when Ethernet connected.
red LED:
off with power connected initially.
LED on when boot starts. But stays off, if bad SD or missing start files?
LED flashes, when boot starts, but bad SD.?
LED  on when OS stable.
There is another green LED on board.
I see it flash occasionally: What does it indicate?
Power switch:
Mostly does nothing, however:
If system turned off via OS, and red LED goes off:
the power switch will turn the system back on if pressed for a second. (you can turn system on and off without pulling the power cord)
Please add your experience, or point to documentation which I have not discovered.






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 Author| Published in 2015-10-20 16:56:44 | Show all floors
Yep ir receiver and mic are not supported on Debian. USB ports - not supported both on Android and on Debian. Power switch is not supported anywhere from my experience.

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Published in 2015-10-20 22:33:00 | Show all floors
Hi,

with Debian Mini Image and scriptbin_kernel from 2015/10/18 my Ralink Dongle is working:


  1. root@OrangePI:~#  nmcli -a dev wifi list
  2. *  SSID           MODE   CHAN  RATE       SIGNAL  BARS  SECURITY
  3. *  SSID_01  Infra  11    54 Mbit/s  73      ▂▄▆_  WPA2
  4.    SSID_02  Infra  1     54 Mbit/s  29      ▂___  WPA2
  5. root@OrangePI:~# lsusb
  6. Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
  7. Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  8. Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  9. Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1bcf:0c31 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. SPIF30x Serial-ATA bridge
  10. Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  11. Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  12. Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  13. Bus 003 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
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