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  • #11
    Originally posted by Venemo View Post
    The spec sheet says that Purism has a Vivante GPU. There is currently no Vulkan driver for Vivante in mesa.
    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    The hardware can, but there is no driver. Just like Purism's specs also say "OpenGL/ES 3.1" when there is only OpenGL 2 currently. Likewise, no OpenCL driver either.
    I know, but I don't think anybody here expect it to stay this way by the time Gnome software stack start migrate to GTK4.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post

      I know, but I don't think anybody here expect it to stay this way by the time Gnome software stack start migrate to GTK4.
      Considering that the Freedreno and Raspberry Pi Vulkan drivers are barely moving along and they have more resources than Etnaviv, I wouldn't hold my breath.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #13
        Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
        Good news for mobile. Eventually Purism phones will move to GTK4. This is the only phone provider smart and brave enough to work on a truly free phone product with software and hardware tightly integrated.
        The term "free phone" is an oxymoron, as it's nothing but a glorified tracking device. If it was truly free, you'd only have old Wi-Fi built in, as baseband processors run software provided over the air by your carrier.

        Purism is a scam company full of hacks rather than people who can be taken seriously. A laptop with a stripped ME binary is about as free as a newer (as in, newer than xx00) ThinkPad with coreboot and me_cleaner. Their definition of freedom leaves a lot to be desired. If their devices were truly free, their laptops would be stuck with core 2 duo, or slightly newer AMD chips.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post

          The term "free phone" is an oxymoron, as it's nothing but a glorified tracking device. If it was truly free, you'd only have old Wi-Fi built in, as baseband processors run software provided over the air by your carrier.

          Purism is a scam company full of hacks rather than people who can be taken seriously. A laptop with a stripped ME binary is about as free as a newer (as in, newer than xx00) ThinkPad with coreboot and me_cleaner. Their definition of freedom leaves a lot to be desired. If their devices were truly free, their laptops would be stuck with core 2 duo, or slightly newer AMD chips.
          Wi-Fi can also be used to track you by e.g. security agencies, police, etc. Better not use any device at all and live in a Siberian cave.

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          • #15
            DoMiNeLa10 Remove the modem then.

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            • #16
              Etnaviv development looks quite busy right now. That’s uplifting news.
              https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/...t=updated_desc

              Any attempt to go Vulkan would require full time developers. Purism would need to bring this.

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              • #17
                I guess all AMD hardware that supports AMDGPU can use Vulkan rendering, right?

                Because i use an AMD a9 9600 which is the oldest generation that uses AMDGPU (Carrizo) in GNU/Linux, every time i see a news about AMDGPU i always wonder if this includes or excludes this hardware (which uses GCN 3.0).

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by lorabe View Post
                  I guess all AMD hardware that supports AMDGPU can use Vulkan rendering, right?

                  Because i use an AMD a9 9600 which is the oldest generation that uses AMDGPU (Carrizo) in GNU/Linux, every time i see a news about AMDGPU i always wonder if this includes or excludes this hardware (which uses GCN 3.0).
                  Yes everything gcn supports vulkan.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by humbug View Post
                    Yes everything gcn supports vulkan.
                    Yes, my A10-7850K Black Edition suddenly got new life a while back when it got AMDGPU support. Felt like an entirely new computer.

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post
                      Purism is a scam company full of hacks rather than people who can be taken seriously. A laptop with a stripped ME binary is about as free as a newer (as in, newer than xx00) ThinkPad with coreboot and me_cleaner. Their definition of freedom leaves a lot to be desired. If their devices were truly free, their laptops would be stuck with core 2 duo, or slightly newer AMD chips.
                      They have hardware switches for webcam and mic (rare to see on laptops), they ship GNU/Linux as default (also rare) and they use coreboot (also rare).

                      Security, freedom & privacy can never be perfect on Earth. Purism laptops provide the user more freedom, security and privacy guarantees than the vast majority of laptop hardware on the market.

                      I expect anyone who does a little bit of research will learn that they are not scammers. Thus, your comment is telling people a lot more about you than it is, about Purism.

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