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Re: ARM GPU non-free drivers

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Arnaud Patard
<arnaud.patard@rtp-net.org> wrote:
> David Kuehling <dvdkhlng@gmx.de> writes:
>>>>>>> "Luke" == Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net> writes:
>>>  i know that samsung's S3C6410 GPU engine is being reverse-engineered
>>> from two different angles, the linux angle _and_ the wince angle, but
>>> i'm seriously seriously trying to find a decent Cortex A8 CPU with a
>>> _remote_ chance of a free software 3D stack.
>> I read that the Efika-MX people are working to get 3D support for their
>> hardware into Ubuntu.  They're using an iMX 51 Cortex A8 core, AFAIK:
> and the gpu is the amd z430 (I think that qualcomm owns it nowadays)
>> http://blog.efikamx.info/2010/10/maverick-status-launchpad-project.html
>> Whether they do everything open-source, I don't know, though.
> iirc, the kernel part is GPL [1] but the userspace is closed.

 this is standard practice, right across the board.  i literally have
not been able to find a single non-proprietary on-chip GPU.  the only
one that has publicly available reverse-engineering going on around it
that partly works is for the S3C6410.


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