[Lucid-LBM] SRU: Add backported qcserial driver [Maverick-RFC]

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Mon Aug 2 13:27:48 UTC 2010

On 07/31/2010 04:37 AM, Stefan Bader wrote:
> SRU justification:
> Impact: Certain models of 3G hardware (Gobi) which apparently are quite
> common, require several changes to work. First, the kernel module needs
> to be updated, which requires larger modifications. Second, a new firm-
> ware loader is required together with a matching udev rule.
> Fix: In order to prevent regressions, the driver backport was done in
> LBM and also adds a new binary subpackage (lbm-wwan). This package also
> contains the loader and the udev rule.
> NOTE! The drivers also requires firmware files which need to be manually
> gathered as they are not redistributable.
> Testcase: Without this backport no 3G connections are possible. Sevral
> users in the bug report had successfully used the driver from the test
> package after collecting the required firmware files.
> RFC Maverick:
> The kernel parts are already in Maverick. But the firmware loader and the
> udev rule would need to get packaged somewhere. I am not sure this still
> can be done in time, so maybe the userspace part would need to go into
> Maverick's LBM. Though it sounds a bit unclean.
> For future releases it would be valuable to evaluate whether the firmware
> might be acquired semi-automatically via fw-cutter.
> -Stefan
>  From f8de5aa33acc82fd77ac79e734f59f59b540f677 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Stefan Bader<stefan.bader at canonical.com>
> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:40:57 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] UBUNTU: Add WWAN sub-package and backported qcserial
> BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/554099
> This adds a new sub-package which is intended to hold backported WWAN
> (wireless wide area network) modules. The start is made by a backported
> version of the qcserial driver.
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Bader<stefan.bader at canonical.com>
> ---

Acked-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at canonical.com> for Lucid

If there are no kernel components for Maverick, then perhaps the loader 
and udev rule should just be a Universe package. Are you thinking about 
doing it?

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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