[Mini M8S] Realtek RTL8723BS Module Driver


sukanime

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Hi... Thanks for making Armbian... ^_^

I Have Mini M8S Android TV Box with Wifi RTL8723BS, i have using Armbian from here http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic/1143-armbian-for-amlogic-s905/
I can boot to Armbian, but Wifi not working.

But In LibreELEC 7.0.2 the wifi is working, so i cross check, and i found this:

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#                 LibreELEC                  #

#            http://libreelec.tv             #

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LibreELEC (community) Version: 7.0.2.007

LibreELEC:~ # lsmod

Module                  Size  Used by

hci_uart               21997  1

bluetooth             243164  2 hci_uart

6lowpan_iphc            5895  1 bluetooth

8723bs               1675347  0

cfg80211              359903  1 8723bs

8021q                  18309  0

wifi_dummy               806  0

aml_nftl_dev           82924  0

fbcon                  37385  0

bitblit                 4508  1 fbcon

softcursor              1200  1 bitblit

font                    7295  1 fbcon

LibreELEC:~ # uname -a

Linux LibreELEC 3.14.29 #1 SMP Fri Sep 9 11:17:50 MSK 2016 aarch64 GNU/Linux

LibreELEC:~ # cd /lib/modules/

LibreELEC:/lib/modules #

LibreELEC:/lib/modules # ls

3.14.29

LibreELEC:/lib/modules # find . | grep 8723

./3.14.29/kernel/drivers/amlogic/wifi/rtl8723AU

./3.14.29/kernel/drivers/amlogic/wifi/rtl8723AU/8723au.ko

./3.14.29/kernel/drivers/amlogic/wifi/rtl8723BS

./3.14.29/kernel/drivers/amlogic/wifi/rtl8723BS/8723bs.ko

LibreELEC:/lib/modules #

So the problem is the driver not compiled when building the kernel.

is anyone have wifi module driver in /kernel/drivers/amlogic/wifi/ ?
can i have it?

Thanks...

 

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Armbian is a community driven open source project. Do you like to contribute your code?

In the Assembly LE , in the options specified.

 

https://github.com/150balbes/LibreELEC.tv/blob/Amlogic-S905-kszaq/projects/S905/options

  # additional Firmware to use (dvb-firmware, misc-firmware, wlan-firmware)
  # Space separated list is supported,
  # e.g. FIRMWARE="dvb-firmware misc-firmware wlan-firmware"
    FIRMWARE="misc-firmware wlan-firmware dvb-firmware brcmfmac_sdio-firmware-aml rtl8723bs_bt"

The description of the Assembly

 

https://github.com/150balbes/LibreELEC.tv/tree/Amlogic-S905-kszaq/projects/S905/packages/linux-firmware

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Thanks a lot balbes150 :)
I will try it....

 

Edit 01-10-2016:
The driver option not the one posted by balbes150 above.
But in here https://github.com/kszaq/LibreELEC.tv/blob/libreelec-7.0/projects/S905/linux/linux.aarch64.conf
Here the quote:

#
# Amlogic Wifi Driver
#
CONFIG_AM_WIFI=y
# CONFIG_BCMDHD_USE_STATIC_BUF is not set
CONFIG_AM_WIFI_DUMMY=m
CONFIG_RTL8189ES=m
CONFIG_RTL8189FS=m
CONFIG_RTL8192EU=m
CONFIG_RTL8723AU=m
CONFIG_RTL8723BS=m
CONFIG_RTL8821AU=m
CONFIG_RTL8812AU=m

But i cannot find the driver in the linux-amlogic source code - http://sources.libreelec.tv/devel/linux-amlogic-3.14-9c0ad98.tar.xz
Right now, i will try building LibreELEC....

Edit again: i found it, in here https://github.com/kszaq/linux/tree/amlogic-3.14.y
 

Edit - 7 October 2016:

It's solved, i have post it in here 

https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/topic/2419-armbian-for-amlogic-s905-and-s905x/&do=findComment&comment=17181

 

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sukanime,

 

I have an M8S S812 with the WiFi and Bluetooth chip RTL8723BS and I am trying to find a full SD flash package to run OpenElec or LibreElec. Right now I am able to flash an android 5.1 ROM and everything but WiFi and Bluetooth work...and I could really use help!

I have been trying to follow what you mentioned about compiling drivers with the kernel header but I am totally lost. I have Ubuntu and Windows and all of the equipment except for an OTG.

 

Can you help please @sukanime?
 

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On 24/12/2016 at 2:14 AM, siruok said:

sukanime,

 

I have an M8S S812 with the WiFi and Bluetooth chip RTL8723BS and I am trying to find a full SD flash package to run OpenElec or LibreElec. Right now I am able to flash an android 5.1 ROM and everything but WiFi and Bluetooth work...and I could really use help!

I have been trying to follow what you mentioned about compiling drivers with the kernel header but I am totally lost. I have Ubuntu and Windows and all of the equipment except for an OTG.

 

Can you help please @sukanime?
 

 

I'am sory for late reply, i never go to this topic.

so if you not quote me, i will not get the notifications.

 

for what purpose? do you want to compile LibreELEC for your Mini M8S ?
i thinks, Kzaq already have LibreELEC for your Mini M8S.

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