I have a Model A+ Raspberry Pi with a IQ Audio DAC+ installed on it; I have an Official Raspberry Pi Wifi Dongle plugged in; and I watched the boot sequence over HDMI.
Is there anyway (similar to newer ‘Raspbian’ images) that you can pre-copy a ‘wpa_supplicant.conf’ to the SD card prior to inserting into the Pi and booting ?
Or some other magic trick that I’m missing here !
BACKGROUND: why I want to be able to do this.
‘Hotspot’ method didn’t work for me.
I flashed the image “volumio-2.118-2017-03-07-pi.img” to an 8G Kingston SD card.
The automatic WiFi Hotspot came up (SSID: volumio): I attempted to connect to it with an Ipod Nano - using the password ‘volumio2’.
But the connection never completed: I don’t get an IP address and the ‘wifi’ icon never comes up.
I repeated the test from a Linux Laptop: same thing - the connection process initiates but I never get an IP address.
On the Volumio console I see this: (warning, manually transcribed from a picture I took):
[ ...]brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ERROR netdev:wlan0 already exists [...] brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ignore IF event [...] brcmfmac: power management disabled [...] brcmfmac: power management disabled [ ...]brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ERROR netdev:wlan0 already exists [...] brcmfmac: brcmf_add_if: ignore IF event
I powered off my home WiFi and placed the connecting device really close to the Pi - this didn’t help.
So for me: this didn’t work.
No way of doing from the ‘console’ ? (or did I do something wrong ?)
I WAS able to login at the console (I swapped out the WiFi dongle for a keyboard dongle to do this).
But the filesystem appears to be full (100%); so I was unable to edit the ‘/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf’ file.
(this is because it is a ‘squash’ filesystem I think - perhaps Volumio had not got round to expanding the filesystem yet - it was sitting in ‘hotspot’ mode ?)
I tried moving the SD image to a Model B+ - with ethernet : SSH + MPD = GOOD - but no WEB Interface ?
I put the same SD image into a Model B+ instead; plugged in the Ethernet.
Volumio booted up - I could get to it on both ‘ssh’ - and ‘mpd’ (6600) was there (but I have no music on my SD card yet ).
But I was not able to attach a browser to it ? There is nothing running on Port 80.
I still can’t modify the ‘wpa_supplicant.conf’ (100% filesystem issue still there).
I didn’t transfer the Pi DAC+ to the Model B; I was hoping that I could reconfigure that back on the Model A , once I had WiFi working.
But possibly that was an issue ?
(BTW: where are the logs for the operating system ? I checked /var/log : but didn’t find a ‘system’ log ?)