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  • 2D Support Still Coming To NVIDIA's Open Tegra

    Linux on ARMThe 2D graphics acceleration support for NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 ARM SoCs is still maturing and going through code revisions before entering the mainline Linux kernel, hopefully for Linux 3.10.

  • Mesa/Gallium3D Gets Its First ARM SoC GPU Driver

    Linux on ARMThe first working ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) GPU graphics driver built for Gallium3D has been merged into mainline Mesa! The driver that was merged into mainline Mesa is the Gallium3D Freedreno for Qualcomm Snapdragon/Adreno graphics hardware. This Freedreno Gallium3D driver initially supports the A220, which is the GPU that Qualcomm uses with its Snapdragon S3 SoC.

  • Linux 3.9 Kernel Improves ARM Hardware Support

    Linux on ARMhe Linux 3.9 kernel will be another exciting update not only for common x86 users but the ARM hardware support continues to advance too. The 3.9 ARM SoC pull was sent in on Thursday by Arnd Bergmann. Among the noteworthy updates this time around include:

  • TI OMAP DRM For Linux 3.9 Moves Out Of Staging

    Linux on ARMThe Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.

  • Open ARM GPU Drivers FOSDEM 2013 Video and Call to ARM Management

    Linux on ARMAs I previously wrote, FOSDEM organizers are slowly uploading FOSDEM 2013 videos. One of the most interesting talk "Open ARM GPU Drivers" is now available. I've also uploaded it to YouTube (embedded below) to give it more exposure. Luc Verhaegen has also written a recent blog post entitled "Hey ARM!" where he announces the release of the modified source for Quake 3 Arena demo, and asks ARM to join them in making an open source driver.

  • ARM: This Open-Source Stack Will Only Grow Louder

    Linux on ARMLuc Verhaegen has warned ARM that his Lima graphics driver project will only "grow louder and louder" as its performance becomes more competitive with their closed-source Mali graphics driver and eventually may reach (or surpass) feature parity.

  • NVIDIA Continues Backing Open-Source Tegra Driver

    Linux on ARMAn update on the open-source NVIDIA Tegra graphics driver was shared this weekend in Brussels. The Tegra DRM driver was merged and there's more features to be implemented in succeeding releases. Unfortunately, open-source 3D support for NVIDIA's ARM hardware isn't yet on the radar.

  • New ARM X.Org Driver Promises Better Performance

    Linux on ARMWhile xf86-video-sunxifb sounds like an old X.Org driver from the Sun Microsystems days for some obscure SPARC system, this driver is a fork of the xf86-video-mali DDX driver. What makes this ARM X.Org graphics driver interesting is that it promises better performance on the Allwinner A10/A13 SoC compared to the ARM vendor's official driver.

  • Wine 1.5.22 Handles 64-bit ARM, Mac Graphics Driver

    Linux on ARMThe latest bi-weekly release of the Wine software, v1.5.22, has a couple of interesting features. The official change-log for Wine 1.5.22 as released today cites the following highlights:

  • Etnaviv: An Open-Source Driver For Vivante GPUs

    Linux on ARMEtnaviv is a new open-source project for building a user-space graphics driver for controlling the Vivante GPUs found in some ARM SoCs. The ultimate goal is to create a new Mesa/Gallium3D driver for this graphics core.

  • Piglit OpenGL Driver Testing Framework Now Works with ARM Linux & OpenGL ES

    Linux on ARMPiglit is a collection of automated tests for OpenGL implementations that aims at improving the quality of open source OpenGL drivers by providing developers with a simple means to perform regression tests.

  • ARM Freedreno Driver Begins Work On Gallium3D

    Linux on ARMRob Clark has provided a status update on Freedreno, his reverse-engineered ARM open-source graphics driver for the Qualcomm Snapdragon / Adreno hardware.
     

  • Raspberry Pi Gets Fully Open-Source Graphics Stack

    Linux on ARMThe popular budget-friendly Raspberry Pi ARM development board now has a fully open-source graphics stack -- the user-space graphics drivers for the Broadcom VideoCore included!

  • Samsung Set To Open-Source Parts Of The Exynos

    Linux on ARMIt appears that Samsung is preparing to open-source some code pertaining to their Exynos ARM SoC. At an event this weekend (YouTube stream), Samsung said they will open-source the kernel and platform components of their Exynos SoC. This new code is said to be dual-licensed under the GPLv2 and Apache 2.0 licenses.

  • Linux Kernel 3.7 RC1 Brings Full ARM Support, Download Now

    Linux on ARMLinus Torvalds announced yesterday, October 14th, the immediate availability for download of the first released candidate for the Linux 3.7 kernel series. Linux kernel 3.7 RC1 comes with a lot of new features, according to Linus Torvalds. Among the listed changes, we find that now the "uapi" includes file cleanups.

  • Cracking Broadcom's VideoCore With An Open Driver

    Linux on ARMNearly two months ago I wrote that a major open-source ARM announcement was coming. "This forthcoming announcement, which isn't being detailed yet but will be yet another Linux graphics exclusive for Phoronix the near future, is something entirely different from the other recent open-source ARM Linux graphics advancements" So what's the announcement?

  • TI Releases Linux Kernel Support For "Keystone"

    Linux on ARMTexas Instruments has published their initial Linux kernel patches for providing support for their forthcoming Keystone platform, which is an interesting ARM-based platform dealing with many-core SoCs using Cortex-A15s.

  • Open source graphics drivers for the Raspberry Pi on the way

    Linux on ARMThe Raspberry Pi is a dirt cheap mini-computer with a Broadcom BCM2835 700 MHz ARM11 with Broadcom VideoCore graphics. A basic model with 2 USB ports, HDMI and Ethernet sells for about $35, and the developers plan to offer an even cheaper $25 model without Ethernet soon.

  • Major Open-Source ARM Announcement Coming

    Linux on ARMThere's a very exciting open-source announcement coming soon that will please an increasing number of ARM Linux users and fans of open-source graphics drivers.
     

  • Freedreno 3D Driver Hits Rendering Milestone

    Linux on ARMWhile not as far along as the ARM Lima driver or even OpenFIMG, the open-source reverse-engineered "Freedreno" driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon graphics hardware has hit a rendering milestone. There's also a small ARM Mali driver update.


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