Re: ARM GPU non-free drivers
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Arnaud Patard
> David Kuehling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>>>> "Luke" == Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <email@example.com> 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)
>> Whether they do everything open-source, I don't know, though.
> iirc, the kernel part is GPL  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.