Lenovo x201 WWAN module in Lucid kernel?

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Fri May 21 15:18:26 UTC 2010

On 05/21/2010 09:03 AM, Torsten Spindler wrote:
> Hello,
> we have a customer that is planning to source new hardware and they are
> looking at the Lenovo x201. They need 3G connectivity and run into
> trouble with the 3G (WWAN) connection. It seems a 'special' firmware and
> loader is needed:
> http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/
> There's also this kernel patch:
> http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/kernel_patches/usb-wwan-2.6.32.diff
> Is there any chances to get these changes into the Lucid kernel? Or
> should they continue to look for another laptop?
> Regards,
> Torsten

Torsten - This exact driver version already exists in Lucid: 
drivers/usb/serial/option.c. It appears to have support for a Qualcomm 
family of devices, but I'm not  sure if that includes the Gobi chipset. 
It might also be a simple matter of firmware. Can you get your customer 
the correct copy of firmware and have them place it in /lib/firmware ? 
It may just work.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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