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WiFi card on Mint Box mini

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WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#1 Post by xvcg » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:51 am

Hi, guys,

I have successfully installed MX linux 17.1 on a Mint Box mini (produced by Compulab) computer.

Installation went nice and smooth with no issues. After booting for the first time I found that I have no Wifi connection.

It looks like the wifi card was not recognized. I tried Peppermint 9 and Linux Mint 18 - they both did not have problems with wifi because they are Ubuntu-based rather than Debian-based.

I still want to be able to run MX 17.1 on that little computer. Could you give me some guidance how to proceed?

Thank you,

XVCG

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:13 am

Please post the output of this command as regular user:

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inxi -N
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#3 Post by xvcg » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:39 am

Hi, Jerry3904,

Thank you for the reply and for the advice.

I will do what you said on this weekend since I have Linux Mint XFCE on that computer at the moment.

I would like to make that little box working with MX Linux.

Talk to you later,

XVCG

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#4 Post by Stevo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm

Mint also includes inxi, so you can run that command using Mint.

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#5 Post by xvcg » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:34 pm

Hi, guys,

This is what the inxi -N command returned

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Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
Card-2" Ralink RT5370 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb
Any suggestions how I can get online with that wireless adapter?

I am writing right now from that little computer using Linux Mint 19.0 XFCE but I want to try that computer with MX Linux.

Thank you in advance,

XVCG
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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#6 Post by fehlix » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:43 pm

xvcg wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:34 pm
This is what the inxi -N command returned
Would you mind show us the full "inxi -Fxz" out put so we can get a better picture, just in case

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inxi -Fxz
BTW, what exact "mint mini" is that, as there are a couple of flavours arround.
Thanks
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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#7 Post by xvcg » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi,

The computer is MintBox Mini manufactured by CompuLab. It is the previous version of the currently available MintBox Mini 2

https://www.amazon.com/d/Computers-Tabl ... B07DW6W831

Mine is the original version that was in production back in 2014-2015.


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System:    Host: xvcg-sbc-flt1 Kernel: 4.15.0-42-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: CompuLab product: sbc-flt1 v: 1.2 serial: N/A
           Mobo: CompuLab model: fitlet v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: SBCFLT_0.08.04 date: 06/27/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD A4 Micro-6400T APU + AMD Radeon R3 Graphics (-MCP-) 
           arch: Puma rev.1 cache: 2048 KB
           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 7984
           clock speeds: max: 1000 MHz 1: 744 MHz 2: 632 MHz 3: 611 MHz
           4: 635 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3E Graphics]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-42-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-42-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection
           driver: igb v: 5.4.0-k port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Ralink RT5370 Wireless Adapter
           driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-003
           IF: wlx7cdd908a43e3 state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 64.0GB (30.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD6SF1M0 size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 11G (23%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 704M used: 223M (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.25GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 59.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 192 Uptime: 25 min Memory: 885.2/7654.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
Thank you,

XVCG

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#8 Post by fehlix » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:49 pm

A real cute box... :cool:
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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#9 Post by xvcg » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:55 pm

It runs Linux Mint 19 XFCE not too bad but it was rather slow with Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon (because of the DE).

I tried it with Peppermint 9 and it worked perfectly.

I want to try it on the Debian-based MX 17.1 and MX 18 when the later becomes available.

I just need to find a way to enable wifi.

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Re: WiFi card on Mint Box mini

#10 Post by Stevo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:04 pm

What does "inxi -N" report in MX? That Ralink 5370 is supposed to be supported by the same rt2800usb driver in our kernel as in Mint or other distros. You can also check to see if the device appears in the MX Network Assistant, and what driver it's using.

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rfkill list
might also be useful. If that fails, running the wireless info script provides a load of information: https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info

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