What is the latest BBGW image?

Where would I find the most recent BBGW image? Am I looking at the right place when I look at this:

http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-06-19/seeed-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-06-19-4gb.img.xz

Related question: where would the latest BBGW Ubuntu image be located? I cannot seem to find one. The most recent Ubuntu image I see is this:

http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/2016-06-09/flasher/BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-16.04-console-armhf-2016-06-09-2gb.img.xz

But from the name, this image seems to be for the BBB, not BBGW.

Thanks for pointers!

It'll work fine for the bbgw, it's really for anything with an eMMC..

Regards,

cannot seem to find one. The most recent Ubuntu image I see is this:

http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/2016-06-09/flasher/BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-16.04-console-armhf-2016-06-09-2gb.img.xz

But from the name, this image seems to be for the BBB, not BBGW.

It’ll work fine for the bbgw, it’s really for anything with an eMMC…

When I first tried it, I couldn’t get the BBGW wifi working. Now that I’ve got it working with the BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-06-19-4gb image, I’ll try my luck again with the Ubuntu image, since Ubuntu is what I want to eventually run on these devices. If there is an extra trick or package needed to get wireless working with your latest Ubuntu image, kindly point me to it.

Thank you, Robert.

Stéphane

Install, "bb-wl18xx-firmware"...

should get it working.

Regards,

เมื่อ วันอาทิตย์ที่ 3 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2016 1 นาฬิกา 54 นาที 20 วินาที UTC+7, Stephane Charette เขียนว่า:

Where would I find the most recent BBGW image? Am I looking at the right place when I look at this:

http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-06-19/seeed-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-06-19-4gb.img.xz

Related question: where would the latest BBGW Ubuntu image be located? I cannot seem to find one. The most recent Ubuntu image I see is this:

http://rcn-ee.net/rootfs/2016-06-09/flasher/BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-16.04-console-armhf-2016-06-09-2gb.img.xz

But from the name, this image seems to be for the BBB, not BBGW.

Thanks for pointers!

Hi Stephane,

I just got my BBGW a couple of week then I flashed by the latest one from main link http://beagleboard.org/latest-images

Jessie for BeagleBone via microSD card
Debian 8.4 2016-05-13 4GB SD LXQT image for BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green, SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless, SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced, element14 BeagleBone Black Industrial, Arrow BeagleBone Black Industrial and Mentorel BeagleBone uSomIQ - more info - bmap -

After flahing BBGW, everythings seem to be ok excepted for wifi of my BBGW had problem. The ssid was changed to Beaglebone-A88512 and I cannot access it because i dont know password but I can access by ssh or Putty so I am now looking for the working images that solve this problem.

Do you have the same situation?

Do you have any idea?

Thank in advance

BeagleBone

Regards,

Finally I got it back by using
BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-06-19-4gb.img.xz

Thank everyone for giving the information. :slight_smile:

เมื่อ วันอาทิตย์ที่ 3 กรกฎาคม ค.ศ. 2016 1 นาฬิกา 54 นาที 20 วินาที UTC+7, Stephane Charette เขียนว่า:

Hi,

I really like the "console"versions of Debian for BeagleBone but when I tried it on my BBGW and ran a ifconfig, there was no wlan in the list (just usb and lo).
Could you detail just a bit how to install “bb-wl18xx-firmware” ?

I have the latest console image (bone-debian-8.6-console-armhf-2016-10-06-2gb) on a SD card and can boot on it on my BBGW. I can ssh to it through usb or use FTDI but I I don’t have Internet access on it.

Thanks !

I should probally just add bb-wl18xx-firmware deb package to the console. :wink:

Then you can use next Sunday's snapshot as is..

Regards,

Opps, i'll need to patch around the bluez requirement:

https://github.com/rcn-ee/repos/blob/master/bb-wl18xx-firmware/suite/jessie/debian/control#L11

Otherwise that'll double the console size..

Regards,

Hi,

I downloaded monday’s image (2016-10-23).
With a ifconfig -a I now see a “wlan0” interface but cannot enable it.

If I add the following to my etc/network/interfaces :

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

I get a :

[ 27.017962] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 27.377954] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 27.737961] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 27.748991] wlcore: ERROR firmware boot failed despite 3 retries

On boot.

I did not understand whether or not you could include the driver to the last image (you said something about patching bluez) ?

Anyway : thank you so much for your amazing work and reactivity !

Yeah, i have it setup for the next snapshot..

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/omap-image-builder/commit/127a6fb6d0c7a3b08bcc12ec619c814aac9e2241

Regards,

Hi,
First of all I would like to thank Robert Nelson too for all the hard work!

I’ve been trying to use the wlan0 like Guillaume Biton did.
This is what I tried:

  • First I downloaded the same build (2016-10-23) and downloaded the bb-wl18xx-firmware debian package. Installed it and get the same results:

[ 105.702806] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 106.065979] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 106.429990] wlcore: ERROR could not get firmware ti-connectivity/wl18xx-fw-4.bin: -2
[ 106.441032] wlcore: ERROR firmware boot failed despite 3 retries

  • I also tried adding the firmware-ti-connectivity package with no luck also (same error).
  • I tried to compile the next snapshot with your modifications in a VM but I get:

qemu: uncaught target signal 11 (Segmentation fault) - core dumped (This is a known error from qemu).

I am writing to check wether the next snapshot will work just by adding those packages or not.
On the other hand I would like to help with the BBGW and the wlan0 connections.
How can I give you a hand? Do you use a VM to build the snapshots or do you run them in your computer?

Regards,
Danko

Hi,

I got it working! I just installed the bb-wl18xx-firmware package and then the firmware-ti-connectivity package. But instead of using the one in debian repo I used the one from https://rcn-ee.net.

It worked like a charm!

I did a bb-wl18xx-wlan0, then a reboot and then installed the wireless network tools packages.
Then I did a ifconfig to bring wlan0 up and after that just iwlist to list all the networks.

Regards,
Danko

Again, thank you to Robert Nelson and all of you for spending so much time sharing your precious knowledge and contributing to the open source world. Danko Miocevic, could you detail just a bit : you installed the regular bb-wl18xx-firmware with apt-get and then firmware-ti-connectivit manually from Robert's website ? I've been searching everywhere on rcn-ee.net but could not find anything like it... Again : Thanks !

Guillaume,
I was using the serial console so I downloaded the packages from https://rcn-ee.com/repos/debian/pool/main/ .
The packages I used are:

https://rcn-ee.com/repos/debian/pool/main/b/bb-wl18xx-firmware/bb-wl18xx-firmware_1.20161020-0rcnee1~bpo80+20161020+1.tar.gz

https://rcn-ee.com/repos/debian/pool/main/f/firmware-nonfree/firmware-ti-connectivity_20160824-1_all.deb

But if you have network access you can just download the packages using apt-get.
I also downloaded some packages like iw, wpasupplicant and wireless-tools to be able to search and connect to networks.

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Danko