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The Portal Cube Shown On Open-Source Linux

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Published on 25 May 2012 09:34 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Here's a video of the "Companion Cube" from Valve's Portal video game rendering on Linux.

Embedded below is the video of the Portal Companion Cube on Linux via Google's Android platform and running on the hardware that makes up the Vivaldi Tablet.

For those hoping it's a video of Valve's Source-Engine-Based Portal game running on Linux itself, this isn't the case but it's just the Companion Cube from the extremely popular game. Or if you were hoping this is an update on the Valve Source/Steam Linux support status, this isn't the case. All of that is still happening but until more information can be shared, for now is a video of the Portal Companion Cube being rendered via OpenGL ES on the Chinese tablet that makes up the KDE Vivaldi model. For those not already up to date on the Valve Linux news for what was last publicly shared, see Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Linux Steam Client, Source Engine and A Video Of The Source Engine On Ubuntu Linux (Left 4 Dead 2 running from Ubuntu 11.10).

Making things more exciting is that this rendering is being done with the Lima GPU Linux driver that is the reverse-engineered and open-source ARM Mali GPU driver. Open-source ARM graphics!

This is just an exclusive preview of the open-source ARM Mali graphics driver improvements that will be talked about on Saturday at LinuxTag 2012 Berlin. This open-source ARM Linux graphics driver being sponsored by Codethink was first shared earlier this year via Phoronix.

More news about the state of the "Lima" driver will be shared on Phoronix this weekend.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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