After countless days trying to get wifi and bluetooth working on my tablet, I resort to your greater knowledge.
So, this is a cheap AllWinner A10 tablet I bought, to play at installing Linux on it instead of Android. It has this wifi+bt chip in, a iNet-i10 TOC9008 1243.
I'd need assistance at getting it working under any Linux kernel or distribution.
What I have managed to understand so far is that in my script.bin file from the manufacturer, in the boot partition, there is a part called [sdio_wifi_para]. Under this section, there is a key sdio_wifi_mod_sel with a value of 8: sdio_wifi_mod_sel = 8
As described in the linux-sunxi.org/Fex_Guide#sdio_wifi_configuration, the chip works with bcm40183 driver from BCM4330 module. But after compiling almost every branch of the linux-sunxi kernel, every time I modprobe the bcm4330 module I get an error in dmesg:
Maybe BCM4330 is not the culprit. Indeed, when the tablet boots, I can see it spots the wireless chip because dmesg says the following quite early in the process:
[ 2.610260] [wifi]: Select sdio wifi: bcm40183 !!
[ 2.618728] [mmc_pm]: SDIO card gpio init is OK !!
[ 2.625529] [mmc]: sunximmc_init
[ 2.633335] [mmc]: sunxi mmc controller using config : 0xb
[ 2.643804] [mmc]: sunxi-mmc.0: pdev->name: sunxi-mmc, pdev->id: 0
[ 2.652780] [mmc]: mmc 0 power off !!
[ 2.664102] [mmc]: mmc0 Probe: base:0xf1c0f000 irq:32 dma:0 pdes:0xee80c000, ret 0.
[ 2.676803] [mmc]: sunxi-mmc.1: pdev->name: sunxi-mmc, pdev->id: 1
[ 2.685780] [mmc]: mmc 1 power off !!
[ 2.696958] [mmc]: mmc1 Probe: base:0xf1c10000 irq:33 dma:0 pdes:0xee834000, ret 0.
[ 2.709555] [mmc]: sunxi-mmc.3: pdev->name: sunxi-mmc, pdev->id: 3
[ 2.718483] [mmc]: mmc 3 power off !!
[ 2.729649] [mmc]: mmc3 Probe: base:0xf1c12000 irq:35 dma:0 pdes:0xee838000, ret 0.
It says so thanks to another driver from the sunxi kernel called SUNXI_MMC_POWER_CONTROL=y
Not being a kernel developer nor a Linux expert, I lack ideas to bridge the gap in between this wireless card being "seen" at boot time and the wlan0 interface I so desire and that would open the doors to the world wide web
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