Hello all, I’m pleased to say I recently bought an M3 board primarily because I wanted something with a few more features and more grunt than a Pi3 while still being able to run a version of Raspbian. I’ve run in to an issue, and I’ll be frank I’m not that great with Linux so some hand-holding may be needed:
When Raspbian boots to the desktop it claims there is no bluetooth adaptor to be found and no wireless interfaces either! I’ve gone through the rigmarole of trying the set wifi up manually as per this link: and tried the raspi-config option to “wait for network connection during boot” just to see if that would help, even tried to disable power management to see if that would help - sadly, no. When queried the Pi stubbornly reports there is no Wifi or Bluetooth hardware available!
At this point I wondered: -Corrupt installation to SD -Broken hardware Other…? I’ve tried all the versions or raspbian available on the website with the same result, but for the 2016-07-12-raspbian-lite-bpi-m3.img which actually works fine! -Good, not a damaged board… …so I tried the usual process for updating Raspbian and adding ‘X’ and LXDE, but while my connection was working fine many of the files reported “not found” errors. I guess the M3 version of raspbian is sufficiently different you can’t actually do this.
So I’m stuck: -I’ve proven that my M3 is fully functional -But I can’t persuade it to recognise it has wifi (or bluetooth) with any of the versions of Raspbian available that I would find useful to my needs, and can’t seem to update the (for me) functioning lite version.
Out of despiration I wiped the whole /boot directory on the version of raspbian I wanted to use and copied the ‘lite’ version files in in case I was missing a driver… it’s still booted fine, but still no wifi (or bluetooth)
Can anyone suggest what I try next? (no, not another OS as my specific needs require I use a version of Raspbian)
Many thanks, Charles