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Weston DRM Compositor Support Proposed For NVIDIA's TK1

Wayland

Published on 20 June 2014 01:50 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Support for running Wayland's Weston compositor directly off the DRM kernel driver for the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC found within the Jetson TK1 development board has been proposed for mainline Weston.

Covered last week on Phoronix was news that Codethink got a blob-free Linux driver stack working on the Jetson TK1, a fabulous sub-$200 ARM development board that's rather powerful. There's an emerging DRM driver for the Kepler "GK20A" graphics found within this new Cortex-A15 SoC. Codethink managed to get Wayland's Weston compositor working and this week they released their TK1 patch-set.

James Thomas of Codethink now proposed today to add the Jetson TK1 support to the Weston DRM compositor directly to the mainline code-base. The patches come in at just over 100 lines of code to let the Weston DRM compositor back-end run on the device when paired with the latest TK1 kernel work.

Weston DRM Compositor Support Proposed For NVIDIA's TK1


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