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Published in 2015-10-22 06:08:21 | Show all floors
In lubuntu PI-PC doen't work

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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 2015-10-24 16:07:17 | Show all floors
tranki replied at 2015-10-22 06:17
You say it's easy to compile the drivers with kernel source code. where can I find a tutorial/video ...

I put here some instructions on how you may generate a kernel on your OPI2/plus/PC.

Generating on an other computer is more complicated, asking for a cross-compiler and SD card manipulation...

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 Author| Published in 2015-10-25 20:30:43 | Show all floors
But ralink drivers are already included and already compiled. Any reason for compiling them again?

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Published in 2015-10-26 13:21:27 | Show all floors
The kernel modules are compiled, and they load. The problem seems to be somewhere in userspace, as the module can not find the firmware for the card, even though it is located within /lib/firmware. I do not know where, or if there is a place to specify where the firmware files are located.

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 Author| Published in 2015-10-26 19:15:24 | Show all floors
Edited by giaur500 at 2015-10-26 19:26

I tested 4 ralink cards models. Some of them are unable to load firmware, some others cause module segmentation fault. None worked.

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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 2015-10-30 23:18:15 from mobile | Show all floors
worakorn replied at 2015-10-29 00:11
I just success WIFI Connection with RALink (ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wire ...

Care to post a guide?

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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 2015-12-6 20:37:13 | Show all floors
worakorn replied at 2015-10-31 12:11
I'm novice one, Some step may not make sense

1. Install 64bit version of Ubuntu on the virtual m ...

i am a noob how to install the precompiled tar ball.
what to do about lib,etc folder
does this contains MT7601 usb wifi dongle.
Please give instruction more simpler than above, how to compile for MT7601



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