I am new to OSMC and have Pi2 running a fresh install (VERSION_ID=“2023.01-1”).
With ethernet the network appears to work just fine.
I would like to use a Wifi dongle with chipset Ralink 5370 instead.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
I already was told that the ralink drivers are included in the osmc distribution.
Network menu of OSMC the wireless section shows no networks and as I poke around and try to do anything a message briefly appears every time: “Unhandled exception caught - see logs for details”.
So I tried to look here:
osmc@Ulysses:~$ tail -F /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log 2023-01-23 22:59:10.272 T:363 INFO <general>: Loading skin file: /usr/share/kodi/addons/script.module.osmcsetting.networking/resources/skins/Default/1080i/network_gui.xml, load type: LOAD_ON_GUI_INIT 2023-01-23 23:00:04.810 T:2473 ERROR <general>: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<-- - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS! Error Type: <class 'KeyError'> Error Contents: 'IPV4' Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/kodi/addons/script.module.osmcsetting.networking/resources/lib/osmcnetworking/networking_gui.py", line 535, in onAction self.update_current_ip_settings(WIRELESS_IP_VALUES) File "/usr/share/kodi/addons/script.module.osmcsetting.networking/resources/lib/osmcnetworking/networking_gui.py", line 995, in update_current_ip_settings self.current_network_config[self.internet_protocol]['Address'] = ip_address KeyError: 'IPV4' -->End of Python script error report<--
The same error seems to occur when the wired adapter is disabled.
[ 13.124962] usb 1-1.4: reset high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg [ 13.278402] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 5390, rev 0502 detected [ 13.311215] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 5370 detected [ 13.311582] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht' [ 13.317256] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin' [ 13.317433] rt2800usb 1-1.4:1.0: Direct firmware load for rt2870.bin failed with error -2 [ 13.317464] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware
So the firmware failed to load… but it also does not seem to be in the filesystem
osmc@Ulysses:/$ sudo find . -name "rt*.bin" -print
does not return anything.
I followed a tip found here and extracted rt2870.bin from the module in my PC, used sftp to copy it to the PI and as root copied it to /lib/firmware/. The driver now loads and OSMC connects wirelessly .
This could be regarded as a bug if the driver was supposed to be there by default?