Debian GPU Support
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I must ask if there a version of debian for the pinebook pro that can support the gpu without having to get too deep into recompiling things?(somewhat pain free install)
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(06-05-2021, 02:45 AM)Atton Wrote: I must ask if there a version of debian for the pinebook pro that can support the gpu without having to get too deep into recompiling things?(somewhat pain free install)

I'm running a stock Debian Unstable on mine. Until recently the only non-Debian package I was running was kernel built using xmixahx's script, but nowadays I'm running stock Debian kernel 5.10.0-7 (A.K.A. 5.10.40). No other third-party or manually compiled packages, GPU acceleration seems to work fine, or at least well enough for DE compositor and media player. In fact, the Debian kernel seems to be a bit more stable than the patched 5.8.5 I used to run - according to uptimed my average uptime on 5.10.40 is several times higher than it was on 5.8.5, and I had more reboots due to updates requiring them than due to system freezing. Can't say anything about performance though - it doesn't seem any worse than on 5.8.5, but I haven't really pushed it to say it's any better than 5.8.5 either.
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I'll update the scripts eventually! Smile I don't have any stability issues. What are yours?
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I worked through the problems with the debian installer. However it would appear mesa is another story.
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#5
I see a lot of panfrost-related issues pop up in dmesg when after doing basic things such as resizing windows. So yes, it's enabled by default but I doubt it works well.

(running Debian11 with sysvinit, vanilla kernel and lxqt)
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