cubeofcheese
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raspbmc setup

Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Hi, I just tried to start with raspbmc and it boots, but it cannot find the network. I am using a model a with a usb splitter and a wireless keyboard and wifi dongle. These both work with raspian, so why isnt it conn edctinv to the network?

DirkS
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Re: raspbmc setup

Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:43 pm

What exactly do you mean with 'usb splitter'? Is it a (powered) hub?
Do you have a link for the product?

Gr.
Dirk.

cubeofcheese
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Re: raspbmc setup

Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:00 am

It doesnt run on external power. Here is the link http://www.superwarehouse.com/Targus_AC ... oCleLw_wcB

fruitoftheloom
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Re: raspbmc setup

Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:18 am

cubeofcheese wrote:It doesnt run on external power. Here is the link http://www.superwarehouse.com/Targus_AC ... oCleLw_wcB
You need a quality Mains Powered USB Hub, you are drawing too much from the USB Ports...
Retired disgracefully.....
This at present is my daily "computer" https://www.asus.com/us/Chrome-Devices/Chromebit-CS10/

cubeofcheese
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Re: raspbmc setup

Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:30 am

If it is too high of an energy demand, then why does it work with raspbian? Plus i see in the boot sequence that it recognizes the keyboard dongle and the edimax wifi dongle. I'm not trying to argue, just to understand.

RaspISteve
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Location: Cheltenham, UK

Re: raspbmc setup

Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:05 pm

Guys, I had a bit of new-year Pi enthusiasm and revisited my various SD images. When I tried the once "WiFi dongle working" raspBMC I found the wireless network wouldn't connect and the scan mode failed to see anything. Changed to wired and completed a full update but still no joy with the WiFi dongle.

For some reason the WiFi dongle that works OK with raspbian doesn't now work on raspBMC. Interestingly the WiFi dongle blue light only lights up during the raspBMC power-down cycle. Normally the the dongle light flickers away in use with raspbian.
Share and Enjoy.

HiroProtagonist
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Re: raspbmc setup

Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:29 pm

If you have wifi issues like this, take a look at the output of dmesg - chances are you don't have the correct firmware for your wifi module. If you download & install the correct firmware it will start working.

cubeofcheese
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Re: raspbmc setup

Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:10 am

How would I know what the firmware is and how would I download it?

HiroProtagonist
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Re: raspbmc setup

Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:51 am

cubeofcheese wrote:How would I know what the firmware is and how would I download it?
Look at the output of dmesg - here's an example [for another type of device] from one of my Pi's:

[ 4.745062] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_it913x
[ 4.755373] it913x: Chip Version=02 Chip Type=9135
[ 4.770532] it913x: Dual mode=0 Tuner Type=38it913x: Unknown tuner ID applying default 0x60
[ 4.807120] usb 1-1.3.3: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'ITE 9135 Generic' in cold state
[ 4.842752] usb 1-1.3.3: dvb_usb_v2: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-it9135-02.fw'

In this case googling for "it913x firmware" should give you all the info you need.

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