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AjSomething
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Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:30 pm

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 pm

Update:
I found there is a bug in all 4.12 kernels I have tried. The main storage device, or more specifically /var/log is filled with useless garbage.
You will have to rename a kernel debugging mod that was enabled on accident..... [Reference Needed 1]

The "Patching " of Debian is extremely simple to accomplish.
Requirements:

1) Wired Internet connection

Steps are:
1) Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following to enable "Backports"

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deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free
2) Run the following Commands

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sudo apt -t stretch-backports update
sudo apt -t stretch-backports install linux-image-4.12  [exact package name needed as of today]
3) Reboot

The Wifi will now work, Sound works, If you don't care about Bluetooth you are done... If you need bluetooth Keep going to patch the Bluetooth config files.

4) Patch Bluetooth drivers

[More Updates needed]

This has been a lot of work, It may seem easy for some but the amount of research and testing takes up alot of time. Too bad no one shows any interest in this anymore now that the new kid is on the block (Lattepanda Alpha)

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alete
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Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 1:58 am

Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:41 pm

Hello, little pandas! :)
I know this is an old thread but I just revived my 4gb/64gb 1st generation lattepanda and installed debian 10 'buster' with mate environment.

I'm not being able to get wifi working. Ethernet works great, but I don't even have the wifi option in the applet. What am I missing?

`uname -a` output:
Linux latte 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u1 (2019-09-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux

I also installed `linux-firmware` package just in case

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LattePanda
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:53 am

did you install the WIFI antennas? Can the wifi work in original Windows system?
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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alete
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Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 1:58 am

Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:35 am

LattePanda wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:53 am
did you install the WIFI antennas? Can the wifi work in original Windows system?
Yes, and yes. Thanks.
So, to clarify, do you think I should be able to use wifi with fresh latest debian as it comes? I'll check if it's not something about the desktop environment, maybe wifi is working but I don't see it in the applet?

Thanks!!!

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