cannot get wireless/BT to work on ECS LIVA-MINI

  • I am working on getting a ECS LIVA-MINI to work on LibreElec.

    It works for the most part very well. Except for the wireless card which is an AzureWave AW-NB136NF - Broadcom BCM43231.

    The device works in windows, it also has a linux driver and works in Ubuntu. I am asking how do I add a driver to LibreElec to make this device function. I neveeyed some help here.

    I am very new to linux, and I need any instruction you can provide.

    It looks like you have had this issue on some android devices and figured it out.

    Thanks, your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    XaOW

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    Edited 2 times, last by Twisted714: added dmesg log ​ http://sprunge.us/XaOW ().

  • Your box has a large number of piracy add-ons installed. No further support will be provided until a clean Kodi debug log is provided that shows them removed.

  • i never looked at the dmesg log on ubuntu before, as i said , i am new to linux. it has errors but it works. the log posted below is from an identical unit running 16.04 LTS


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    Edited once, last by Twisted714: Netgear WNA3100 USB also use the same driver ().

  • now i will install the driver below on my orignal device with mint linux or ubuntu to see if this driver functions

    bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb

  • I found two sites that list the AzureWave AW-NB136NF module as having a BCM43142 chip, not BCM43231.


    Please run "lspci -nn | paste" and share the URL so I can see the actual device IDs.

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  • Sorry I thought this was some internal device, but nothing shows. Rinse/repeat with "lsusb | paste"

  • in case you didnt know, the wireless card is connected to NGFF/M2. but you probably know that.

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  • look what i found. Im going to put it right here. this is a file called efi-nvram.dat


    BootCurrent: 000C

    Timeout: 6 seconds

    BootOrder: 0000,000B,000C,0003,0004

    Boot0000* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,86cb456c-55c8-4ba3-9c6f-ea50569c9f26,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\UBUNTU\SHIMX64.EFI)

    Boot0003* UEFI: IPV6 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/MAC(b8aeed3fb645,0)/IPv6([::]:<->[::]:,0,0)..BO

    Boot0004* UEFI: IPV4 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x2)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/MAC(b8aeed3fb645,0)/IPv4(0.0.0.0:0<->0.0.0.0:0,0,0)..BO

    Boot000B* ubuntu HD(1,GPT,86cb456c-55c8-4ba3-9c6f-ea50569c9f26,0x800,0x100000)/File(\EFI\UBUNTU\GRUBX64.EFI)

    Boot000C* UEFI: PMAP(FAT32) PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x14,0x0)/USB(1,0)/USB(1,0)/HD(1,MBR,0x3985171619,0x1f80,0x776080)..BO

  • here is lshw run elevated. it contains wireless information


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  • i was looking at the ECS LIVA drivers site, and i see that there are 2 uart drivers, one of them appears to be bundled with wireless driver.

  • Chewitt,

    how do enter the command to copy a zip file to the /firmware/brcm/ directory? and the command to extract after.

    i found a set of instructions that matched the files in ubuntu device. i want to try it out.

    thank you for putting with my requests.

  • unzip <name of file> unpacks to current directory


    put files in /storage/.config/firmware/brcm/ and they are superimposed on /lib/firmware/brcm on reboot