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Thread: ARM MPD Still Not Doing Open Drivers; ARM Vendors Hiding Behind Linaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Replicant folks are quite clear on why Qualcomm is bad: http://redmine.replicant.us/projects...ndroid-devices (see Nexus 4 entry)
    well, considering that apq8064 is a variant that does not have an integrated modem, that page is mistaken.

    I can state that I have several apq8064 devices, including a nexus4, all of which work fine with a linux userspace with no closed src kernel or userspace parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    As for Exynos, they used to use PowerVR graphics, but they are now largely using ARMali. As mentioned by libv, it's not the best thing ever, but at least Lima exists and they don't have quite as many proprietary blobs for the other parts.
    true, when lima actually becomes a GL driver, I would recommend exynos devices with mali (but not ones with powervr). Until then, it is not terribly much use to anyone who isn't working on a FOSS GL driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robclark View Post
    well, considering that apq8064 is a variant that does not have an integrated modem, that page is mistaken.

    I can state that I have several apq8064 devices, including a nexus4, all of which work fine with a linux userspace with no closed src kernel or userspace parts.



    true, when lima actually becomes a GL driver, I would recommend exynos devices with mali (but not ones with powervr). Until then, it is not terribly much use to anyone who isn't working on a FOSS GL driver.
    Rob have you checked if the jolla phone can work without closed bits??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    Rob have you checked if the jolla phone can work without closed bits??
    I haven't.. although I expect it can..

    making a phone call might be another matter.. no idea what modem it has. Although I thought people tended to hook up modems w/ something like AT over some sort of serial connection.. maybe it is just a matter of sending some AT commands to it, like in the old days of dial-up internet? But I am really not a modem/telephony person so I could be way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robclark View Post
    I haven't.. although I expect it can..

    making a phone call might be another matter.. no idea what modem it has. Although I thought people tended to hook up modems w/ something like AT over some sort of serial connection.. maybe it is just a matter of sending some AT commands to it, like in the old days of dial-up internet? But I am really not a modem/telephony person so I could be way off.
    The specs: http://reviewjolla.blogspot.gr/2013/...periences.html

    The GPU is Adreno 305.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    I don't expect gpu should be a problem.. from what I've seen so far, all that really matters for userspace gl driver (of all the a3xx variants) is just the patchlevel. Ie. a320.0 is same as a330.0 but slight differences (basically, certain workarounds no longer needed) compared to a320.2.

    I expect all that would be needed in mesa is a one line patch to add it to the whitelist. I just need someone with a305 hw who can test and confirm that, since I don't have anything w/ a305.

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    The actual specs gained from direct examination are here: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=92243

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