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  • Google Is Successfully Using The Open-Source Qualcomm GL/VLK Drivers On Chromebooks

    Phoronix: Google Is Successfully Using The Open-Source Qualcomm GL/VLK Drivers On Chromebooks

    It's been known that Google has been using the open-source "MSM" DRM/KMS driver on Qualcomm-powered devices that originally started out as a reverse-engineered driver project separate from the company. Now it's also been confirmed how Google is successfully using the open-source Mesa Freedreno OpenGL and TURNIP Vulkan drivers on Qualcomm-powered Chromebooks too...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ooks-Mesa-QLCM

  • #2
    Hopefully Google can pressure Qualcomm into either open sourcing or contributing to the open source drivers.

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    • #3
      Fascinating

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      • #4
        As much money as Google has they can't persuade Qualcomm to release some documentation to make a better driver?

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        • #5
          Yes please. Even Dolphin Emulator devs marked the Qualcomm proprietary driver as horrible and the open-source drivers as excellent.

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          • #6
            Is there any ARM chromebook you can actually buy and put a bare-metal custom linux install on it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mb_q View Post
              Is there any ARM chromebook you can actually buy and put a bare-metal custom linux install on it?
              PineBook Pro by Pine64, and it comes with the bare-metal custom linux pre-installed (Manjaro ARM), but it's build with less high-range chipset than the current article (it uses Rockchip chipset which is supported by Mesa's Panfrost).

              Hopefully the current Adreno and Turnip will also encourage other constructors to build Qualcom-based similar machines, too...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mb_q View Post
                Is there any ARM chromebook you can actually buy and put a bare-metal custom linux install on it?
                It's seems like Linux can be installed on Lenovo Chromebook Duet, but I have yet to see manual that describe such setup

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DrYak View Post

                  PineBook Pro by Pine64
                  Never knew that Pine had a Chromebook……

                  I mean: you're right that it's a good ARM laptop, but the person was asking for an ARM Chromebook.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                    Never knew that Pine had a Chromebook……

                    I mean: you're right that it's a good ARM laptop, but the person was asking for an ARM Chromebook.
                    What do you call an ARM Chromebook that doesn't run ChromeOS?

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