I have a linux non supported wireless dongle. I just installed batocera and it (oh! surprise!!) XD didn’t work out of the box.
The thing is that there is a workaround to make it work using a community developed driver. I use it in linux mint and it works like a charm. The only caveat is that each time the linux mint kernel is updated I need to recompile and reinstall the driver. All in all 5 minutes and 3 commands in console:
sudo make install
I just tried to do the same in my newly installed batocera box in a i5 6500 Pc and crashed against batocera’s pacman won’t install the packages I need to recompile and install the driver.
I see 2 solutions:
the good one: batocera devels include the driver in the batocera distro. More info here: https://github.com/morrownr/88x2bu-20210702
the ugly one: somebody helps me to hack my batocera box to allow me to install packages using pacman. I arrived to the point to add new repos to the pacman conf following what is explained here: https://forum.batocera.org/d/4852-official-pacman-repository/3
But when I run: pacman -S –noconfirm linux-headers dkms git
the packages are downloaded but then I get errors saying that my key-ring is not writable. No idea about how many steps are beyond “making the keyring writable” as it looks like batocera is not thought to be hacked this way.
Could you help me,please?
Thanks a lot!