PiAware WiFi issue?


#1

Morning all. I am running PiAware 3.5.3 on a Raspberry Pi 3 model b V1.2, but I seem to be having an issue with using the on-board WiFi. I believe that it is caused by a bug in the WiFi power management that causes the WiFi to freeze up: see https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/1342

This can be fixed by disabling the power management on the WiFi in /etc/interfaces. However, given that PiAware rewrites this on each reboot, what’s the best way to fix this and turn power management off in a way that sticks?

Thanks!


#2

At the risk of sounding like a crazy man mutterign to himself on the bus, I think I fixed it. Running the two commands below installs a new WiFi/Bluetooth driver that seems to be running better: it has been running for the last 20 minutes or so, at least.

sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install bluez-firmware

I’ll update this post if that does not prove to be the longer term fix I hoped for.


#3

Ugh, looks like that didn’t work. The system crashed the same way last night: it responded to console input, and claimed it was sending data. But it did not respond to outside pings or other traffic checks. I think there is a bug still in there somewhere, so I have reverted to wired ethernet for the moment.

Any ideas out there in PiAware land?


#4

DHCP or manually assigned IP address? If manually assigned, are you sure nothing else on your network would try to use the same address? …just an idea.