AT&T's new Velocity, working under Linux with GPS too!
Now that AT&T's Velocity has been launched I have a new toy to play with!
Under Linux, I am very happy to say it works well!
The AT&T Velocity worked very well using the new 1.14 HSO drivers or the new 2.6.33 kernel driver. As I am running Ubuntu 9.10 day to day I have had to quickly backport the 2.6.33 driver to 2.6.31. This sounds like a dificult task but I was surprised how easy it was and so far it has been stable. (I am told we may have some driver packages in the pipeline.) You can find the drivers including my backported version here.
The Velocity has built in (A)GPS so I was intrigued to find out how easy it would be for me to get it working. Getting GPS and AGPS working was also a new experience but after some reading and experimentation that was also painless and now I know a bit more about the Linux GPS tools as too. Once you work out what port to use and have switched on the NMEA data stream you are ready to view the GPS data:
If you know your map coordinates you will know I'm not in the USA .
If you want to comment on this blog, have suggestions or questions, please visit the forum I have set up for the AT&T Velocity.