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Hikey 96: how to enable phone feature in Android 6

Posted by on Set 4, 2016 in Android, AOSP, development, Linux |

I finally received my Hikey 96 board from Lemaker and I’m currently in the process of adding the phone feature to the AOSP build: let’s see how easy it will be… The Hikey 96 Board The HiKey board was the first board to be certified 96Boards Consumer Edition compatible: mine is the one from Lemaker. If you are wondering what 96Boards...

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Telit LE920A4 now supported in Linux kernel

Posted by on Ago 21, 2016 in development, kernel, Linux, Telit |

Two days ago Telit LE920A4 support in the option driver has been merged into master and should be available since kernel version 4.8-rc3. The LE920A4 is an automotive grade LTE modem capable of 150 Mbps in downlink and 50 Mbps in uplink and full fallback compatibility with HSPA+, EDGE and GSM/GPRS. Other interesting key points are the GNSS support (GPS,...

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ModemManager 1.6 released

Posted by on Ago 7, 2016 in development, Linux, ModemManager, Telit |

A few days ago Aleksander Morgado released ModemManager 1.6: the announcement can be read here. For those who don’t know what ModemManager is, I suggest to read the official website, but, in a few words, ModemManager is the standard software for using mobile broadband devices in Linux environments. It is currently used in the most important Linux...

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Telit LE910 V2 cdc-ncm support added in Linux

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in development, kernel, Linux, Telit |

Telit LE910 V2 USB composition with CDC-NCM device is now properly supported by the Linux kernel. My patch is available since kernel version 4.6-rc2. Why is this patch needed for Telit LE910 V2? The first is a cosmetic one: since Telit LE910 V2 is a mobile broadband adapter, the proper name of the network interface should be wwanx. Without the patch the...

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Realtek SD Reader in HP d001nl (Ubuntu 15.10 Wily)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in HP Envy d001nl, kernel, Linux |

Recently I bought an HP Envy d001nl and I’m very happy with it, but yesterday I realized that the Realtek SD Reader was not working properly under Ubuntu 15.10 Wily. Not good, since I badly need the SD Card reader for copying photos from my Pentax K-30… Let’see what can be done. First of all, it could be useful to exclude an hardware...

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