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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Sees Timely Support With The Mainline Linux 5.17 Kernel

    Phoronix: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Sees Timely Support With The Mainline Linux 5.17 Kernel

    Qualcomm only announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and X65 platforms at the end of November but already they have managed to provide timely mainline support for these latest high-end SoCs. This is great to see compared to the days of slow to materialize mainline support for new Arm SoCs, which still persists among some vendors with either belated mainline support or only focusing on vendor downstream kernels. The big batch of Arm SoC/platform changes have landed for Linux 5.17...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Linux-5.17-Arm

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    So does only cover the "CPU" part of the SoC, as-in you can boot linux and login with some serial-cable based console?
    Or does it also include the bits to light up the phone's screen (including touch support), usb, wifi, bluetooth, audio and gpu acceleration? (e.g. being able to run a full Linux distro on your phone)
    The drivers for the latter components are usually hidden in binary blobs only being compatible with the Android OS.

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    • #3
      Aww come on... Qualcomm infected by the USB naming scheme plague...

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