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    Phoronix: Lima DRM Driver Strikes Version Two For Mali 400/450 Open-Source Support

    While the Mali 400/450 series era hardware is now 7~11 years old, the revived Lima DRM driver is still being pursued for mainlining in the Linux kernel to offer up open-source support for these once popular Arm graphics generations...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-DRM-Driver-V2

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    It would be rather interesting being able to spin up a newer android kernel for older devices when all the bits fall into place

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    • #3
      Is there hardware with this out there? Laptops?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
        Is there hardware with this out there? Laptops?
        Embedded systems and phones.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
          Is there hardware with this out there? Laptops?
          just about half of the android tv boxes on the planet probably. got an a10-lime kicking around here too, could finally be put to some good use.

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          • #6
            nanonyme Mali 400/450 is very popular in SoCs for SBCs. Allwinner, AMLogic, RockChip, and even Intel (Atom x3-C3130/3230) use it.
            I have one in my Orange Pi PC (Allwinner H3 with Mali 400MP2).

            Laptops with Mali exist too, for example Pinebook (Allwinner A64 with Mali 400MP2).

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            • #7
              I'm happy to know that, but power management is still not supported by the kernel.
              On the mesa side there is still much thing to do.
              But mainline it can be a start

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              • #8

                nice news, finally I have some hope to put linux on my tvbox based on rockchip 3229 .. has a gpu mali 400,
                with android surfing the internet is as awkward as shit

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chithanh View Post
                  nanonyme Mali 400/450 is very popular in SoCs for SBCs. Allwinner, AMLogic, RockChip, and even Intel (Atom x3-C3130/3230) use it.
                  I have one in my Orange Pi PC (Allwinner H3 with Mali 400MP2).

                  Laptops with Mali exist too, for example Pinebook (Allwinner A64 with Mali 400MP2).
                  Cool, need to remember Pinebook. I was asking since I remember that comment from Linus ARM can't succeed in clouds without native ARM development machines.

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                  • #10
                    Keep it coming, crashing as it may. It would be amazing to be able to run a generic distro on any decent ARM board – more mainlining please.

                    I'm tired of vendor-provided kernels, because there is always a kernel module missing.
                    Last edited by andreano; 02-27-2019, 01:03 PM.

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