Just installed a Pi3 and sdcard supplied by Pi-Top into my pi-top and found the Pi3 appears to be much quicker than the Pi2 it replaced.
To get the Pi3's onboard wi-fi working I had to connect with wired ethernet and then in terminal do:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
followed by a reboot.
However, I can't get the Pi3's onboard bluetooth to work. I've tried:
sudo apt-get install pi-bluetooth
which installed the newest version of pi-bluetooth and allowed me to use bluetooth with a USB dongle, but the pi3 internal bluetooth adaptor doesn't appear listed as an adaptor.
Has anybody else got this problem or found a solution?
Same problem here.
I think the answer will be something to do with the fact that the official raspbian Jessie distro uses systemd but the pi-top Jessie distro is still using system v init - I assume that the systemd initialisation of bluez etc is therefore broken on the pi-top distro.
If you look at the output of lsmod, you'll see that some of the relevant bluetooth kernel modules are not being loaded on the pi-top, but manually loading them to match those loaded on a Pi 3 running the official Jessie doesn't solve the problem - there's something wrong with the bluez setup, as it just can't detect the Pi bluetooth hardware as far as I can see, presumably due to system initialisation problems.
The ideal solution would be for the pi-top OS to just migrate to systemd to match the official distro I would have thought.
You can get the internal Wi-Fi working using the original green dongle and then setting up the Wi-Fi. Do the apt-get update and upgrade as mentioned Power down and remove the dongle. power back up and it works. Don't know about the Bluetooth.
Thanks Eric, this worked for me!
unfortunately I did notice some audio lag of about a second when using the onboard Bluetooth vs a Bluetooth dongle with a Bluetooth headset using an a2dp sink. It works fine with the dongle, but not with the onboard bluetoooth. I think I have the resample-rate set to ffmpeg and not to trivival. if that matters.
Markus we seem to be having the same problem. I am trying to track down a solution now
understood. in the meantime I am using a USB Bluetooth adapter.
I was reading somewhere that forcing core_freq=250 and thus locking the cpu to 600mhz, or setting force_turbo=1, in config.txt, would stabilize the onboard Bluetooth latency issues. I have NOT found this to be the case with the pi-topOS.
There is always the possibility that I am doing something wrong with the force_turbo=1 setting. More testing is required with the setting. For now, I will go back to using the USB Bluetooth adapter again.
I tested Bluetooth audio again. this time on raspbian Jessie on the pi-top with the latest updates 5-27-2016. I got the same lag as before on the bluetoth headset (Plantronics backbeats go 2). I guess I am going back to the USB Bluetooth adapter again....