Raspberry with UBUNTU 18.04

I am installing ubuntu 18.04 on raspberry PI 3 1- do i need to install drivers for sixfab or it will be detected automatically by ubuntu? can i control the module by minicom?

Hi @mmkhalil2001,

HAT/Shields don’t support Ubuntu 18.04.

You can use Raspbian.

You can find the drivers of Cellular IoT HAT and Cellular IoT App Shield here.

Hi @ensar
I’m a bit confused concerning the question if the 3G/4G Hat or Shield will work on Ubuntu Server 18.04.
In this thread you say that it only works with raspbian but in the following thread:

you say that it works with ubuntu aswell.

Unfortunally I’m forced to use Ubuntu and I’m no expert with this stuff. Can you explain what I misunderstand and if it works with the ubuntu distribution?

Thanks in advance!

Hi @frederic11,

Since the HAT is a bridge between the host computer(RPi in our case) and the mini PCIe module the compatibility depends on the driver availability of the module.

In our case, we are demonstrating all of the tutorials with Raspberry Pi OS(previously known as Raspbian OS) & Quectel’s EC25 mini PCIe module, which supports PPP and QMI.
The Raspberry Pi OS has module recognized in its kernel However, this can be different in other OS.
The module OEM provides a guide to check if the module is recognized or not. Also how to install the driver.

Again, the QMI tutorial, we have provided has installation script only for Raspberry Pi OS only. You will need to follow the guide provided by the module OEM.


Alright, that helps a lot, Thank you!