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  • edwaleni
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    Originally posted by wifi-developer View Post
    Products built with the latest silicon, based on open platform specifications for developers, makers and businesses

    Thank you, yes these are maker boards for robotics.

    They are made by Qualcomm themselves and don't expose all of the I/O available.

    I am talking about a general purpose board with exposed I/O ports, slot etc.

    I had signed up for Qualcomm's Linux Development Community and all I get is promo-emails about how great Qualcomm is.

    Nothing on Linux development.

    This is what I mean when they dance around the edge of the market, only making what suits them and fits in the garden.

    Technically, you should boot any mainline ARM Linux on a Qualcomm CPU, no different than any RaspPi or an Ampere Altra.

    But like a cell phone, they don't want you doing things unless they approve it first.

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  • PCJohn
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    Originally posted by pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx View Post
    The "work in progress" items don't jive with "generally great support" to me. USB-C power delivery, video acceleration, EC, camera, etc.
    Sharing my personal experience (I am owner of ThinkPad X13s): Overall, very good state. Everything seemed to work after installing Ubuntu with KDE desktop. Even GPU acceleration. Even USB-C power delivery to feed the laptop with energy. Even dock with USB and HDMI ports worked. I did not test camera and HDMI audio. But build-in speakers work as expected.

    I noticed just two problems: Bluetooth seems to not work on higher distances - I cannot walk my room and listen music from the laptop using bluetooth ear-buds. Probably power saving issue (?). And powering off lid-closed laptop does not switch it off. Seems some power management issue. Overall: I was surprised about maturity of the support while I look forward to have few minor issues resolved in the future.

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  • wifi-developer
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    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
    Can anyone list any maker boards that use a Qualcomm SOC?
    Products built with the latest silicon, based on open platform specifications for developers, makers and businesses


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  • edwaleni
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    I don't trust Qualcomm. They prefer to keep the rose garden pretty close to their vest.

    Can anyone list any maker boards that use a Qualcomm SOC? Any that will use the Nuvia IP?

    They embrace Windows/Linux for their OEM's because that is the only space they want to play in.

    Broadcom came pretty dang close to upending them and it caused Centriq to die. (Now Broadcom is screwing up VMWare instead.)

    Qualcomm wants to move from one IP protected space (cellular) and now move to one less threatened by Apple.

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  • bug77
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    Originally posted by peterdk View Post
    Is this only for desktop class Qualcomm SOCs? Or also for Android device SOCs? Cause the latter was always a issue with custom roms.
    Seeing that Android 14 steps no further than kernel 6.1, it's probably the former.

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  • bemerk
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    Laptops are nice, but i think the other devices with qualcomm hardware are the really interesting targets, tablets, phones, modems, earbuds.
    Hope the oems get on board with adding their special flavours as well.

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  • pWe00Iri3e7Z9lHOX2Qx
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    The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s was also talked about for its generally great support.
    The "work in progress" items don't jive with "generally great support" to me. USB-C power delivery, video acceleration, EC, camera, etc.

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  • hedonist
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    Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
    I think consumer devices like laptops are like the ultimate test of arch maturity.
    It's far more impressive to me that "shit just works" on whatever builds rather than "yeah. this really spiffy one off is demo ready, but nothing else".

    Thumbs up for the ARM laptop/desktop.
    I agree, im eagerly awaiting ARM on desktop/laptop. I can only hope it reaches maturity because i would love to run arm machines instead of x86-64.

    Linux already has amazing application support on basically all architectures due to flatpak (flatpak can use qemu in the backend to emulate architectures for apps that are incompatible with the native architecture)

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  • hedonist
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    Originally posted by peterdk View Post
    Is this only for desktop class Qualcomm SOCs? Or also for Android device SOCs? Cause the latter was always a issue with custom roms.
    if it uses snapdragon 8 gen 3 it will be supported. this also includes android devices with this same chip as the CPU is the same.

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  • loganj
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    Originally posted by peterdk View Post
    Is this only for desktop class Qualcomm SOCs? Or also for Android device SOCs? Cause the latter was always a issue with custom roms.
    good question
    but i think that most of the problems on android devices are the other things that comes with that SOC like the display/battery/sim/sdcard/whatever that is attach to the soc

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