Unable to detect wifi hardware on an owasys embbeded system

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Unable to detect wifi hardware on an owasys embbeded system

Postby debian_roookie » 2019-11-18 19:57

Initially after SSHing into the embbeded system I was able to get the wifi on with this line.
This is running Debian 9.


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ip link set mlan0 up                                                       



Subsequent running of iwconfig would display mlan0 in the list of the devices.

Next day after the microcontroller has been switched of for the night I am unable to replicate that set up.

Output of runnng lsmod:

Module Size Used by

musb_dsps 20480 0

musb_hdrc 98304 1 musb_dsps

udc_core 28672 1 musb_hdrc

usbcore 204800 1 musb_hdrc

phy_am335x 16384 2

phy_am335x_control 16384 1 phy_am335x

phy_generic 16384 1 phy_am335x

usb_common 16384 5 phy_am335x,udc_core,musb_hdrc,musb_dsps,usbcore

c_can_platform 16384 0

c_can 20480 1 c_can_platform

mcp251x 20480 0

snd_soc_tlv320aic31xx 36864 1

can_dev 24576 2 mcp251x,c_can

musb_am335x 16384 0

omap_wdt 16384 0

sd8xxx 552960 0

mlan 430080 1 sd8xxx

cfg80211 266240 1 sd8xxx

ppp_generic 36864 0

slhc 16384 1 ppp_generic

owa4x_gpio 16384 0

ip_tables 24576 0

x_tables 32768 1 ip_tables



output of running iwconfig -a does not list mlan0, which it did first time around:

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

inet 192.168.8.244 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.8.255

inet6 fe80::eb2:b7ff:fed8:9bd6 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>

inet6 fdf4:7177:49ee:0:eb2:b7ff:fed8:9bd6 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0<global>

ether*:b2:b7:d8:9b:d6 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

RX packets 456 bytes 40141 (39.2 KiB)

RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0

TX packets 346 bytes 59107 (57.7 KiB)

TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

device interrupt 51


eth0:0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

inet 192.168.10.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 0.0.0.0

ether :b2:b7:d8:9b:d6 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

device interrupt 51


lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536

inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0

inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>

loop txqueuelen 1000 (Local Loopback)

RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)

RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0

TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)

TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0



this is what I get if I run dmesg:

[ 5.939860] mlan: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.

[ 6.398869] systemd-journald[107]: Received request to flush runtime journal from PID 1

[ 6.418469] wlan: Loading MWLAN driver

[ 6.480709] wlan: Driver loaded successfully


I suspect `loading out-of-tree module taints kernel` maybe is an issue but I do not know how to proceed further.

In all other logs there is no mention of anything relating to wlan/mlan.


I have tried unloading the modules in question and restarting the whole networking:


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sudo rmmod sd8xxx

sudo rmmod mlan

modprobe sd8xx

modprobe man

/etc/init.d/networking restart




This still has not fixed the problem.


Besides refreshing the whole system and hoping it works just like the first time I do not really know how to proceed with trying to fix this issue or even what further debugging to undertake.

Thanks for your help.
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