General SBC question and Linux
#11
(10-01-2016, 09:29 AM)Luke Wrote:
(10-01-2016, 07:51 AM)waldo Wrote: AFAIK,  there is no mali driver on the opensource world... Correct me if I'm wrong. 

The Lima driver project was intended for that,... But there is little to no activity on it.

Again, I'm no expert but is this not an open source driver? : http://malideveloper.arm.com/resources/d...l-drivers/

This is the kernel driver; you need a userspace binary blob to do most magic ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n...px=MTY3OTM
What you want is the Lima project to get forked, or to get on steroids or something Wink
#12
Maybe the Mali discussion should go to another thread but, why are the Pine64 folks offering a Mali driver download?

http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Mali_Driver
#13
Cheers for clarification waldo.
@jkmooney some of the more technologically apt people have gotten the Mali driver to work. You need to switch over to the drm kernel tho ... which I've had some problems with (glitches, poor performance, etc)
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#14
(10-01-2016, 12:37 PM)waldo Wrote: This is the kernel driver; you need a userspace binary blob to do most magic ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n...px=MTY3OTM
What you want is the Lima project to get forked, or to get on steroids or something Wink

lol... yeah, I was just about to point out after looking at that page the warning buried in the middle of the page... "Note that these components are not a complete driver stack"... meaning it is a step in the right direction. but still means there is a leap to be made from closed-source mali to open-source. It would be nice to see the Lima project liven up thou... it seems to have gone the way of the nullsoft llama though!  Tongue


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