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View Poll Results: Currently utilising acceleration on Mali 400 GPU
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Post Current state of video acceleration in mainline and arm -current


It seems most of us here deal with devices having Mali400 GPU or some of it's siblings.

And some of us actually use it for screen-fun, so could benefit of acceleration, be it 2D or better yet 3D

The way I understand it, the Allwinner come with some sort of "patched" kernel having binary blobs of some sort video codec of what ever.

Outside of that, the mainline is by ways of device tree, struggling to have lan, i2c, spi thermal and voltages as stable and usable as possible.

Sound is work in progress, while can be used, has a while to go yet.

The GPU on the other hand is left with "short sleeves".

Or am I wrong?

I would like to see success stories, code snippets and URLs here, kind please?

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Old 12-08-2016, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hi,
Maybe you know about it, maybe you don't : http://limadriver.org/ is an OSS driver for Mali GPUs. I only know it exists, don't have how to try it.
 
Old 12-08-2016, 04:18 PM   #3
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@serafean
good pick, they certainly could use some exposure to their project?

Other than that, i'm not binary-blob shy, but I certainly would prefer an GPL/open source solution to the MALI GPUs

@others
anyone else?
 
Old 12-08-2016, 04:27 PM   #4
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I have the habit to steal the Android kernels (and modules) using whatever Voodoo methods, and reuse it on Linux.

IF I manage to find the Android kernel Source, I prefer to rebuild it with more modules, but always using that Android variant.

Combined with the MALI user-space binaries, yo can have a shiny desktop.

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Old 12-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #5
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I have the habit to steal the Android kernels (and modules) using whatever Voodoo methods, and reuse it on Linux.

IF I manage to find the Android kernel Source, I prefer to rebuild it with more modules, but always using that Android variant.

Combined with the MALI user-space binaries, yo can have a shiny desktop.
Whaat? only boasting and no HOWTO
Surely @Darth Vader can do better than that?

Especially if matching the Slackware kernel version?

Me personally, I don't like to run my Slackware on an 3.16 or whatever "backport" kernel.
 
  


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