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martinayotte

WiFi observation on 5.0.y

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Just to let people know that since I'm running kernel 5.0.y, I found that most of the WiFi firmware is now trying to load their NVRAM using a new file naming scheme, for example :

 

On my OrangePi3, it try to load "brcmfmac43455-sdio.xunlong,orangepi-3.txt" instead of the normal "brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt", until I copied the file, no WiFi available.

On my OPiZeroPlus2, it try to load "brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.xunlong,orangepi-zero-plus2.txt", but on this one it seems to fall back using the normal file and WiFi is working.

On my OPiLite2, it try to load "brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.pine64,pine-h64.txt", revealing a mistake in the DT compatible ... <_< ... I will fix that ! :P (but fall back work there too).

 

BTW, all this seems to be with BRCM, I've not seeing that with RTL8723 ...

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some time ago @balbes150 did create images for TV-Boxes with kernel 5.0.y and there we/i got the same "problem".

armbian was on my TV-Box searching for 
 /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac4330-sdio.amlogic,q201.txt

 

 

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