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The Failed OUYA Game Console Seeing Work For Mainline Linux Kernel Support

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  • pgwipeout
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    The big issue is the last supported version of Android for the Ouya is slowly losing support for apps.
    A lot need to be custom built for it already.
    This allows us to bring modern support to it.

    Tegra support on mainline, especially for the armv7 variants, is historically pretty bad.
    It has come a long way in recent years, thanks to digetx and others.
    For instance when I started work in 2016 on this mainline couldn't even boot on Tegra30 devices in secure mode (Android devices).
    Now we have most hardware working, and quality of life stuff is on the way.
    We can get a non-accelerated desktop running easily now on the open source grate gpu driver.
    Partial acceleration works too, and glxgears can run.
    Hardware decoding of video is also partially implemented.

    A large source of trouble is the lack of working devices from this era. Digetx added support for a few tablets last cycle, and there are a few more devices in the pipeline.

    My main motivation is reducing e-waste.
    These are still good devices.

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  • jaxa
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    It already supports Kodi.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouya

    Out of the box, Ouya supports media apps such as Twitch and the Kodi media center.
    It supports 1080p H.264 decode, on par with all of the older Pis.

    1 GB RAM is enough for simple emulation. See ODROID-GO Advance and similar retro handhelds on the market.

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
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    Originally posted by Michael_S View Post
    Yes. Unfortunately, memory efficiency isn't a profitable area of focus so 1GB of RAM isn't sufficient for a lot of potential uses.
    Should be enough for Kodi too.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Possibly a tad late for the failed Ouya console (although it does seem to get rave reviews as a Retro game device). Maybe we can add support for the failed Atari VCS console, though?

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  • Baguy
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    Originally posted by Michael_S View Post

    Yes. Unfortunately, memory efficiency isn't a profitable area of focus so 1GB of RAM isn't sufficient for a lot of potential uses.
    It should still do pretty decent for emulation. Just don't expect Nintendo switch titles or whatever.

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  • camel_case
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    Only a .dts File? Linux already have all drivers?

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  • NateHubbard
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    Originally posted by Michael_S View Post

    Yes. Unfortunately, memory efficiency isn't a profitable area of focus so 1GB of RAM isn't sufficient for a lot of potential uses.
    Yeah, but for emulation that won't matter, assuming you aren't trying to emulate something too new.
    Otherwise, I can't think of much use for this device.

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  • kpedersen
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    I actually quite like these things. I have about 6 in storage waiting for kernel support like this .

    They work pretty well as thin clients or torrent machines.
    It is also one of the few "open-ish" android devices you could get with an ethernet port and a decent GPU. Most alternatives like the Pi don't really have GPU acceleration on Android.

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  • Michael_S
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    Originally posted by Baguy View Post
    This would actually probably make for a pretty cool emulation device considering the Tegra GPU is still probably competitive with that of a raspberry pi and you can get a Ouya for basically free nowadays since nobody wants them anymore. Plus: Reduce Reuse Recycle.
    Yes. Unfortunately, memory efficiency isn't a profitable area of focus so 1GB of RAM isn't sufficient for a lot of potential uses.

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  • Baguy
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    This would actually probably make for a pretty cool emulation device considering the Tegra GPU is still probably competitive with that of a raspberry pi and you can get a Ouya for basically free nowadays since nobody wants them anymore. Plus: Reduce Reuse Recycle.

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