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MALI GPU Driver announced for mainline

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Published in 2017-10-3 20:22:04 | Show all floors |Read mode
Edited by klaafstra99 at 2017-10-11 04:13

Did not see the announcement here yet, so I guess it adds something here!

Finally (for what it's worth) the MALI GPU driver is supposed to work with the mainline kernels for our beloved Allwinner SOC's: click here (link to CNX). Announced kernel revisions are 4.6 - 4.14.
The article on cnx-software also mentions that the LIMA project is not completely dead...

So yes, a couple of years (too little) too late there will be support for your MALI GPU in mainline. There is still need to use the blobs....And no: this will not solve video-player acceleration shortcomings.

More details can be found here.



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There is a kick starter by the same people now for a VPU driver which has already met the stretch goal for h3 and h5 x264 support https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bootlin/allwinner-vpu-support-in-the-official-linux-kernel
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