X86 Hardware issues (WiFi, DAC, Disks, Boot etc.)

I assume the SDD is also connected with a USB3 to SATA adapter?
How was the 8TB disk formatted?
Just ran a test, with a smaller disk (1TB - 860 EVO, Formatted as NTFS) but the response time is very fast.

I will move this topic to the support topic for x86, for better assistance.
In the mean time, please provide the info as mentioned in the opening post of this topic.

I have replied already, l have about 6tb of WAV PCM files on a 8tb SSD.
Connected via USB 3.0
Once a artists is selected playback is instant, but if searching while playing a song, l experience searching delays up to 4 seconds, almost buffering.

Please read the opening post and report the missing info as we have no idea on which machine you are running this.
And please, good practise, mention the exact x86 image version, “current” is useless, as it can be old when reading this in two weeks.
Also, how has this ssd been formatted?

Okay current version is 3.396
Format NTFS

Can you provide a log, so we can see if something is causing this and

  • Output from “lspci” and “inxi -Fxxxz”

Request for internal WiFi/ WiFi dongle testers
I prepared a Volumio test version for x86 with a brand new kernel (6.1.1) and firmware. It does not have myVolumio, it is only meant for hw testing.
I’m looking for people who are willing to test this for WiFi capabilities.
The image should solve a few issues with wifi chips, which were basically supported but newer chip revisions were not.
It also adds the extra wifi drivers, some slightly modified, which were added to the Volumio x86 kernel before.

Link to test version 0.001 with kernel 6.1.1

Note: as soon as reasonable feedback is available, a new x86 beta will be built with all normal the whistles an bells.

Hi Gé,
a happy and healthy new year!
As my x86 hardware is missing WiFi I cannot help with a test here. Did you get any feedback so far? I could try using a wifi dongle I once bought für an RPi. Should I…? :wink:
Best regards,
Robert

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Hi Robert,
yes, 3 of them are working, the 4th one is not a widely used one, so it may take a while before someone can confirm it. Not sure if anyone is using it at all, so who knows?

Kernel 6.1.3 has been completed tonight, incl. a corresponding updated firmware set. Builing it has been automated, that is new.

It looks like we can start a beta series soon, just an alpha with a few modifications in the build to test plus making sure the current x86/volumio builds unmodified with 5.10 and the existing firmware set.
I’ll let you know, the beta phase is expected to be short, no issues expected.

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3.396 - 'Wireless card Intel Centrino 62230ANHMW not detected on Sony Vaio PCG-4121L

3.396

logfile: 06CCmcp.html - Google Drive

volumio@volumio:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] (rev 34)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
04:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

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volumio@volumio:~$ inxi -Fxxxz

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
	LANGUAGE = (unset),
	LC_ALL = (unset),
	LC_ADDRESS = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_NAME = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_MONETARY = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_PAPER = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_IDENTIFICATION = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_TELEPHONE = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_MEASUREMENT = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LC_NUMERIC = "ro_RO.UTF-8",
	LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("en_US.UTF-8").
System:    Host: volumio Kernel: 5.10.139-volumio x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Console: tty 0 dm: N/A 
           Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Sony product: VPCSB31FX v: C609HB6R serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: <filter> BIOS: INSYDE v: R2087H4 date: 06/15/2012 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 18.3 Wh condition: 18.4/52.2 Wh (35%) volts: 12.4/11.1 model: Sony Corporation type: Li-ion 
           serial: N/A status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2430M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 19156 
           Speed: 2794 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2793 2: 1886 3: 1114 4: 2791 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Sony driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0116 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] vendor: Sony driver: radeon 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:6760 
           Display: tty server: X.org 1.20.4 driver: ati,modesetting,radeon unloaded: fbdev,vesa tty: 238x64 
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Sony driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.10.139-volumio 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 7000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:0091 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Sony driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 
           bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 454.59 GiB used: 950.4 MiB (0.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G size: 447.13 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 0000 
           scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: USB 2.0 Flash Drive size: 7.46 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 8.07 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.79 GiB used: 41.7 MiB (1.1%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
           ID-2: /boot size: 170.8 MiB used: 61.2 MiB (35.8%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdb1 
Sensors:   Missing: Required tool sensors not installed. Check --recommends 
Info:      Processes: 166 Uptime: 14m Memory: 7.70 GiB used: 517.1 MiB (6.6%) Init: systemd v: 241 runlevel: 5 default: 2 
           Compilers: gcc: N/A Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 running in: tty 0 (SSH) inxi: 3.0.32

Not working on wireless card Intel Centrino 62230ANHMW / Sony Vaio PCG-4121L.
Says ”Choose a network…” but does not show a list of available to choose from.
I can send the three reports by connecting it to the wired network.

Surprised, the firmware is present and loaded

Jan 09 09:46:23 volumio kernel: iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: loaded firmware version 18.168.6.1 6000g2b-6.ucode op_mode iwldvm

It gets an IP address:

Jan 09 09:46:35 volumio avahi-daemon[489]: New relevant interface wlan0.IPv4 for mDNS.
Jan 09 09:46:35 volumio avahi-daemon[489]: Registering new address record for 192.168.211.1 on wlan0.IPv4.

and then looses it

Jan 09 09:46:46 volumio dhcpcd[556]: wlan0: using IPv4LL address 169.254.159.101
Jan 09 09:46:46 volumio avahi-daemon[489]: Registering new address record for 169.254.159.101 on wlan0.IPv4.

Try using eth, then disable the hotspot and see if wifi works in normal mode. It could be incompatible with Volumio’s hostapd (scanning not supported while in ap-mode).
Also try and create a file /etc/modules/iwlwifi.conf with the following contents:

options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1

Otherwise no idea why this happens and to be honest, not really worth investing a lot of time for. The notebook is >10 years old…

Try replacing the wireless card with another Intel card, it is a removable module, probably accessable for a bottom hatch.

Or, remove it and use a usb dongle, like the TP-Link T3U or T3U plus.

I disabled the hotspot and 3.396 worked normal. Thank you!

Disabled the hotspot too on 6.1.1 and now it s working fine on the Intel Centrino 62230ANHMW / Sony Vaio PCG-4121L.

Hotspot could be failing only when using 5Ghz, but I did not look into that. Good to know it works.

Am setting up a small sized X86 unit here and am thinking maybe my TL-WN725N, super common WiFi dongle just isn’t supported.

I have an error “ Error while restarting wireless: Error:

Command failed: sudo /bin/systemctl restart wireless.service Job for wireless.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

See “systemcti status wireless.service” and “journalcti -xe” for details.”

Does anyone know either;

Which usb dongle will work with 3.396?

Or which older version do I need to use in order to use my existing WiFi dongle?

Hi Janky,

Please provide the info as request in the start of this topic, so we can see if we can make it work.

That is possible, this dongle has different hardware revisions, that is why a log is absolutely necessary. Please also look on the dongle and try to locate the hw. revision number (v?)

info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getHwuuid  info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetState info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetQueue info: CoreStateMachine::getQueue info: CorePlayQueue::getQueue info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getHwuuid info: CALLMETHOD: system_controller system enableLiveLog true info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , enableLiveLog info: Launching a new LiveLog session  info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetState info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: wizard , getShowWizard info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getShowWizard info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getSystemInfo info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: volumiodiscovery , getThisDevice info: Discovery: Getting this device information info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetState info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: network , getCachedIPAddresses  info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetState info: CoreCommandRouter::volumioGetQueue info: CoreStateMachine::getQueue info: CorePlayQueue::getQueue info: CoreCommandRouter::executeOnPlugin: system , getHwuuid

ENABLE

I hope this can reveal something useful, many thanks for the feedback btw.

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@Janky

Did you read my reply to your post, please follow the instructions under reporting, in the start of this topic. Just random copy some lines is not getting you closer to a solution.

Just for your understanding, we don’t have crystal balls and/or tarot cards, we do need this information to help you.

Thanks

TL-Link T3U works perfectly.

Difficult, TL-WN725N has several revisions. TP-Link is known for changing to different chipsets, they keep the dongle name, but give it a new revision number :man_shrugging:
We need the bootlog, to be created from the dev page, see OP.