Years Later, Mainline Linux Supports Nokia's N900 Modem
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 2 June 2014 at 11:02 AM EDT. 16 Comments
The Nokia N900 smartphone launched in 2009 and for a time was quite popular with Linux enthusiasts, now has a modem driver within the mainline Linux kernel.

For those still running a Nokia N900, the Linux 3.16 kernel lands a modem driver for the phone. With this morning's HSI pull request for Linux 3.16 kernel comes the N900 modem driver called nokia-modem. The N900 modem is connected via a Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) as the legacy version of HSI (High-Speed Synchronous Serial Interface). This basic driver handles enabling and resetting the modem along with data exchange but doesn't yet support voice data.


This HSI client driver for the Nokia N900 modem was written this year by Sebastian Reichel. This new Nokia modem driver along with a few other changes can be found with the 3.16 HSI pull request.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Linux Kernel News
Popular News
Trending Reviews & Featured Articles