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#1 2020-03-29 23:19:42

arilogue
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Registered: 2020-03-29
Posts: 7  

Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

Hi,
I downloaded devuan_ascii_2.0.0_armel_raspi1.img.xz image for my r-pi zero w.
I downloaded raspberry pi imager and wrote it to sd card.
I booted it but i couldn't connect it to wifi.
What can i do for this situation?
I'm a little bit moderate than a newbie for linux & my English is not well.
Sorry for both of them.
Thanks from now for your replies : )

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#2 2020-03-31 04:34:08

tuxd3v
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Registered: 2019-11-14
Posts: 111  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

arilogue wrote:

Hi,
I downloaded devuan_ascii_2.0.0_armel_raspi1.img.xz image for my r-pi zero w.
I downloaded raspberry pi imager and wrote it to sd card.
I booted it but i couldn't connect it to wifi.
What can i do for this situation?
I'm a little bit moderate than a newbie for linux & my English is not well.
Sorry for both of them.
Thanks from now for your replies : )

Hello arilogue,

Can you output the result of:
ip link show

and also output of:
dmesg

In any case just give a try here

Best Regards,
tux


Best Regards,
tux

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#3 2020-03-31 08:03:27

FM81
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Registered: 2017-09-16
Posts: 19  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

You need

/lib/firmware/brcm/*

from the original raspbian, without the firmware you have no interface wlan0
May be, not all the files from this folder are really needed, but I haven't tested this in detail.

Best Regards, FM_81

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#4 2020-03-31 14:48:46

arilogue
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Registered: 2020-03-29
Posts: 7  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

tuxd3v wrote:
arilogue wrote:

Hi,
I downloaded devuan_ascii_2.0.0_armel_raspi1.img.xz image for my r-pi zero w.
I downloaded raspberry pi imager and wrote it to sd card.
I booted it but i couldn't connect it to wifi.
What can i do for this situation?
I'm a little bit moderate than a newbie for linux & my English is not well.
Sorry for both of them.
Thanks from now for your replies : )

Hello arilogue,

Can you output the result of:
ip link show

and also output of:
dmesg

In any case just give a try here

Best Regards,
tux

Hi tuxd3v,

ip link show is here

dmesg is here

dmesg was too quick and there was a lot of things. And i recorded with my phone as much as possible and it's here

At last the link that you sent is too complicated for me. Sorry about that : /

Best regards

Last edited by arilogue (2020-03-31 14:50:09)

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#5 2020-03-31 14:52:43

arilogue
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Registered: 2020-03-29
Posts: 7  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

FM81 wrote:

You need

/lib/firmware/brcm/*

from the original raspbian, without the firmware you have no interface wlan0
May be, not all the files from this folder are really needed, but I haven't tested this in detail.

Best Regards, FM_81

Hi FM_81,

I downloaded Raspbian lite and i couldn't extract the files from inside so I couldn't do this.

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#6 2020-03-31 15:23:34

FM81
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Registered: 2017-09-16
Posts: 19  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

First unpack it. You'll get a file like 2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-lite.img (name may differ, if it is an older version)
Then login as ROOT, another linux machine is needed!
Find out, which is the next free loopdevice:

losetup -f

You'll get an answer like /dev/loop2 (number at the end may differ again)
Now mount the second partition of the Raspbian-file

losetup -P /dev/loop2 /path/to/somewhere/2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-lite.img
mount /dev/loop2p2 /mnt/any_mountpoint_name

You may now look inside the image, you'll found the whole system in /mnt/any_mountpoint_name. (/boot is the first partition, but we do not need this here) You can now copy everything you want from the Raspbian-root-partition without the need of a extra SD-card.
Don't forget after all to do:

umount /mnt/any_mountpoint_name
losetup -d /dev/loop2

Greetings, FM_81

Last edited by FM81 (2020-03-31 15:28:59)

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#7 2020-03-31 18:11:06

tuxd3v
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Registered: 2019-11-14
Posts: 111  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

arilogue wrote:

Hi tuxd3v,

ip link show is here

dmesg is here

dmesg was too quick and there was a lot of things. And i recorded with my phone as much as possible and it's here

At last the link that you sent is too complicated for me. Sorry about that : /

Best regards

Hello arilogue,
The link for download the image is in the page, or here, its a recent image with beowulf..

Its a description of it in this thread.

You don't have indeed wlan0.. sad
The Wireless device is BCM4343x WiFi..

The dmesg, would be better to post it in a service like https://paste2.org/
its better to analyze smile

Last edited by tuxd3v (2020-04-10 03:18:58)


Best Regards,
tux

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#8 2020-04-10 03:20:40

tuxd3v
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Registered: 2019-11-14
Posts: 111  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

hello arilogue,
Does you solved your problem?

The driver for what I could see, times out sad
brcmfmac lines of dmesg ..

Does you experimented with other image?

best regards,

Last edited by tuxd3v (2020-04-10 03:23:10)


Best Regards,
tux

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#9 2020-04-11 15:14:30

arilogue
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Registered: 2020-03-29
Posts: 7  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

Sorry but i couldn't try suggestions of you and fm81 because i was too busy and still i am.
I think in a few days i will try them.
Thanks for now : )

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#10 2020-04-12 17:39:59

tuxd3v
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Registered: 2019-11-14
Posts: 111  

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless Networking

arilogue wrote:

Sorry but i couldn't try suggestions of you and fm81 because i was too busy and still i am.
I think in a few days i will try them.
Thanks for now : )

No problem arilogue
you welcome..

When you can smile


Best Regards,
tux

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