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Linux mali graphics acceleration
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:09:13 am »
While going through my RSS feeds this landed in my lap

MALI Driver

the TL;DR is that someone is working on mali GPU drivers for linux

It would appears that there is ongoing work (Post-lima) to have OSS graphics drivers. this is for the T860 and not the T880 as is in the x25/X27 however the difference between these chips is mainly the amount of cores and should just be a simple a matter of testing and perhaps updating a constant or two

Based on the authors blog posts work seems to be happening at a quick pace and so i am hopeful there should be something usable in the coming months

cant wait till there is something i can run on my chromebooks and phone
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 09:45:17 am »
What is Mali, and what will this driver do for the Gemini?

(Sorry to be ignorant, but if I don't know, I suspect some others might not know either.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 11:39:11 am »
Nice! It would be great to have a working GPU driver when starting to work with Linux

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 12:54:11 pm »
Quote from: gidds
What is Mali, and what will this driver do for the Gemini?

(Sorry to be ignorant, but if I don't know, I suspect some others might not know either.)

Mali is a family of ARM GPUs, one of which is baked in to the Mediated X25/X27 system on chip.

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 02:51:40 pm »
Most important links to the open source driver effort:

  * https://rosenzweig.io/blog/
  * https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/panfrost

They are also on #panfrost at freenode (irc).


We have a Mali T880 MP4 in it, which is Midgard 4th gen ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_(GPU) ).
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 02:57:10 pm by mifritscher »

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 11:22:07 am »
Things are moving at an awesome pace!

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news...nfrost-Taps-DRM

So I haven't checked out the new driver yet but maybe, just maybe, we can stop using hwcomposer in the very near future...?