1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Freedreno Gallium3D Driver Begins To Work

Hardware

Published on 11 December 2012 08:07 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
6 Comments

The open-source Freedreno driver that is a reverse-engineered software stack for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics processor continues to quickly hit new milestones. The Freedreno Gallium3D driver that's been worked on for the past month is beginning to function.

Rob Clark has shared that Freedreno Gallium3D driver is beginning to work and has hit the first milestone of being able to run es2gears, an OpenGL ES 2.0 version of the well known glxgears basic GL demo.

While the basic gears demo is working, not much more is working beyond that at this point. Rob wrote on his blog, "There are still a lot of little missing pieces (textures, not translating a lot of tgsi shader opcodes, and it won't work for anything that isn't glClear()ing the color/depth/stencil buffers each frame. Although these shouldn't be too hard to add, just takes time."

The Freedreno project is turning out quite well for a personal project that was announced back in April without the support of Qualcomm. Rob Clark continues to be employed by Texas Instruments working on the OMAP Linux graphics driver but works on Freedreno in his spare time.

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver currently isn't in mainline Mesa but can be found on GitHub. New code commits to Freedreno have been happening quite frequently. Below is the video demo of Freedreno handling the gears OpenGL demo on this new driver.

The Lima GPU driver has also been making progress recently on the open-source ARM graphics front for reverse-engineered ARM Mali graphics support on Linux.

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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  2. SilverStone Precision PS10
  3. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
  4. Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Way Faster, Shows Much Progress For Open-Source NVIDIA
Latest Linux Articles
  1. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  2. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  3. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
  4. Linux 3.16 File-System Tests On A Hard Drive
Latest Linux News
  1. Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 31 Web Browser
  2. GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year
  3. PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7
  4. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  5. AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux
  6. GStreamer 1.4.0 Released; OpenGL Improvements, New Features
  7. New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast
  8. LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date
  9. EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router
  10. Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  2. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. KDE Plasma 5 Officially Released
  7. Vote For GOG To Make Galaxy Open Source
  8. TSC Problem on Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 (rev 1.1)