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Atro2
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Message 41 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

I now tried the Sierra Em7565 and it do not work.

Is there any WWAN m.2 card which work with X1C6 and linux?

intelfx
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Message 42 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl


@Atro2 wrote:

I now tried the Sierra Em7565 and it do not work.

Is there any WWAN m.2 card which work with X1C6 and linux?


TL;DR: EM7455 can be made to work, see neighboring thread.

NikosAlexandris
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Message 43 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

Which thread exactly? How sure is it that EM7455 will work?

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Atro2
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Message 44 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

I have X1C6 since some weeks. I bought with Fibocom 850GL.

I only use Linux, 850GL do not work.

I bought EM7565. At Linux (Debian 9.4 / Buster Alpha 4/ xubuntu 18.04) it do not work out of the box. You can enter the pin but it is not possible to enable connection.

 

At this reddit post i found someone who changed the commands for the wwan card Em7565 for me and now the EM7565 is working without any problem with debian 9.6 at X1 bios 1.34 out of the box. The em7565 i bought was not lenovo branded, just a normal one with sierra brand.

 

Link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/a3yd2j/sierra_wireless_em7455_seems_working_with_my/

 

You do not need to use gobi serial or gobi firmware, which is written in the sierra wireless forum.

You need to connect to the card with minicom or search and change the parameters like it is described in the reddit post.

 

More information is listed on githuib daniel wood:

https://github.com/danielewood/sierra-wireless-modems

 

 

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Message 45 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl


@NikosAlexandris wrote:

Which thread exactly?


This one: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Getting-Sierra-EM7455-and-similar-to-work-on-X1C6/td-p...

 


@NikosAlexandris
How sure is it that EM7455 will work?

Kinda sure.

Atro2
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Message 46 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

I found a video from Daniel Wood.

Youtube Code qHJ5n3Jaj1Q

So you can automated flash the EM7455 and do not need it to do by hand.

 

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Message 47 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

It is implied that EM7565 will also work. Anyone tested on a X1C Yoga 3rd though, either of 7455 or 7565?

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Message 48 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl


@NikosAlexandris wrote:

It is implied that EM7565 will also work. Anyone tested on a X1C Yoga 3rd though, either of 7455 or 7565?


tested both, won't work. only x1c6 with latest 34 bios

NikosAlexandris
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Message 49 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl

Thanks for the feedback! So, I guess, at least a similar BIOS update for the X1C Yoga 3 would, eventually, allow for this to work.

Not the first, nor the last one, I am I guess, to repeat:

"Pity Lenovo for not supporting Linux on these machines! What do you have to lose by supporting Linux OS users?"
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Message 50 of 52

Re: Linux status of Fibocom L850-Gl


@NikosAlexandris

The x1c6's story might from a bug in the bios, not a Lenovo's real intension to fix linux problem. So don't expect too much on x1y3's next bios update.

 

White list is just a ugly die-hard IBM's tradition to stop technology thrive. We saw this kind of stupidity quite often:  Sony stopped mp3 to be used, Blackberry blocked "spy" camera on their phone... But eventually, no one can really stop the history. Both Sony music and RIM are in deep **bleep** now. Same thing will happen to Lenovo's white list.

 

When we look back after 20 years, we will all see how joke it is.

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