Thursday, October 3, 2013

Compiling TP-LINK WN725N V2 driver in Raspbmc with 3.10.13 kernel

Assalamualaikum,  Hi.
DISCLAIMER: I didn't take any credit for this post. This post is direct copy-pasta from Stm lab's user Rodi post

I just re-share for visibility and record. But maybe will re-edit with my wording later on.

Edit: Support for 8188EU chipsets already added into the Raspbmc kernel after latest hotfix update ~ http://www.raspbmc.com/2013/10/raspbmc-hotfix/

TLDR;
Grab the kernel module mirrored here, put it in wireless modules folder, depmod -a, modprobe 8188eu. Full step-by-step guide is in my previous post.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Compiling TP-LINK WN725N V2 driver in Raspbmc with 3.6.11 kernel

Assalamualaikum, Hi,



After June Raspbmc's update, my TP-LINK WN725N V2 which I manage to make it work on my Pi previously failed to work even though it's claimed to be supported by this update. So in order to fix that, I've recompile the module by myself this time. Here are few notes on how to compile driver for TP-LINK WN725N V2 in case the next update still fail to support this device.

Edit: After September update, Raspbmc no longer use kernel 3.6.11, so check out the latest guide to compile for kernel 3.10.13 by Stm labs forum user Rodi here. The .ko file also provided. I've mirrored it in my other post.

TLDR;
Grab the compiled kernel module from here  (check my other post for latest .ko file), put it in wireless modules folder, depmod -a, modprobe 8188eu

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Remote receiver to Raspberry Pi via GPIO

Assalamualaikum, Hi.

I would love to share my recent project, connecting an IR receiver to Raspberry Pi's GPIO.

I wrongly bought a RM10 dvd player remote.
Please choose your remote wisely :)
Warning!
Playing around with Rpi's GPIO is dangerous if you didn't know what you're doing. I'll not hold any responsibility on any failure of your device while following my guide.

GPIO for Rev.1 Rpi's is different from Rev.2 which the one that I'm using. Failure to recognize the pin out of your Rpi's might causing damage to your Rpi's so proceed with caution.

GPIO ref.: http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-level_peripherals#General_Purpose_Input.2FOutput_.28GPIO.29

TLDR;
1. Raspberry Pi homemade expansion cable - Hard (relative to your soldering skill and availability of tools)
2. Setting the remote config file (lirc) - Easy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Raspberry Pi as Media Center

Assalamualaikum, Hi,

My Raspberry Pi just get delivered this week, so here are some notes for future me if I ever need to use my Rpi as a media centre again.

Raspbmc in action


I'm not really gonna use my Rpi mainly as a media centre since it would be wasteful for me, however I'll try it this time so I can get some idea on how easy or difficult it can be.

So for TL;DR:
1. Setup Raspbmc  - Very easy
2. Getting TP-LINK WN725N V2 nano usb WiFi module working with Raspbmc* - Easy (relative to your Googling skill)
3. Configure XBMC - Very Easy

Edit: *Finally, support for 8188EU chipsets already added into the Raspbmc kernel after latest hotfix update ~ http://www.raspbmc.com/2013/10/raspbmc-hotfix/

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dual booting Windows 7 and Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit

Assalamualaikum, Hi,
Xubuntu desktop
Since TF2 on Steam fully supported on Linux, I hardly switched my dual-boot machine to Windows OS. So most of my writing here mostly will be Linux specific. However feel free to ask me through comment if you want me to help you up to Google specific guide for your platform.

For now, I'm on Archlinux. However, I'd like to try out another distro so I'd like to write up my Debian Xubuntu addition (actually replacing my Arch) to my existing dual-boot Win+Arch system.