Raspberry Pi News Archives


121 Raspberry Pi open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2012.

Fedora 37 To Offer Official Support On Raspberry Pi 4 Devices
Fedora 37 To Offer Official Support On Raspberry Pi 4 Devices

A month ago there was the Fedora 37 change proposal for Fedora to officially support the Raspberry Pi 4, including its accelerated Broadcom graphics and to better advertise Fedora for the Raspberry Pi. The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has now signed off on this "official" support for the Raspberry Pi 4.

2 August 2022 - Fedora + Raspberry Pi - 14 Comments
Fedora May Finally Provide Official Support For The Raspberry Pi 4
Fedora May Finally Provide Official Support For The Raspberry Pi 4

For as popular as the Raspberry Pi 4 has been since its 2019 launch, Fedora hasn't officially supported this Arm single board computer with its Linux distribution. But now thanks to the upstream, open-source graphics acceleration finally coming together for the Raspberry Pi 4, with Fedora 37 they may end up finally providing "official" support for this popular, low-cost developer board.

6 July 2022 - Raspberry Pi 4 + Fedora 37 - 39 Comments
Improved Vulkan Profiling Support For Raspberry Pi's V3DV Driver
Improved Vulkan Profiling Support For Raspberry Pi's V3DV Driver

Merged today into Mesa 22.2 for Raspberry Pi's "V3DV" Vulkan driver is VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties support with this extension being used by the likes of RenderDoc for providing more insightful information when profiling Vulkan games and applications.

9 May 2022 - VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties - Add A Comment
Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS Finally Spins 64-bit Version
Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS Finally Spins 64-bit Version

While the Raspberry Pi 3 and newer have featured 64-bit Cortex CPU cores and even the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 is 64-bit-capable, Raspbian OS as the official Raspberry Pi operating system has remained 32-bit. Finally in 2022 they now have an official 64-bit build.

2 February 2022 - Raspbian OS 64-bit - 53 Comments
Linux 5.14 Mainline Should Work With The Raspberry Pi 400

Launched last November was the Raspberry Pi 400 as a Raspberry Pi Keyboard Computer with effectively a Raspberry Pi 4 SBC embedded within the keyboard and attached to a large aluminum block for cooling. It's a great little device and beginning with Linux 5.14 looks like it should be playing fine with the mainline kernel.

14 June 2021 - Raspberry Pi 400 + Linux 5.14 - 9 Comments
Raspberry Pi Announces RP2040 Chips For $1
Raspberry Pi Announces RP2040 Chips For $1

Earlier this year the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico with RP2040 microcontroller for doing embedded development. Now that RP2040 chip is being sold for just $1 USD via their resellers for those wanting to build their own electronics with this Raspberry Pi silicon.

1 June 2021 - Raspberry Pi RP2040 - 10 Comments
Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT Announced With Greater Power Capability For $20
Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT Announced With Greater Power Capability For $20

Raspberry Pi's Power over Ethernet HAT is beginning to face production challenges caused by the supply chain crisis so now the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the PoE+ HAT that is not only easier to produce but also can provide more power in conjunction with supported switches.

24 May 2021 - Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT - 12 Comments
Linux 5.13 To Support HDMI CEC With The Raspberry Pi 4

While the 5.12 merge window hasn't even been closed for a full week yet, there is already the first DRM-Misc-Next pull request heading into DRM-Next with the first batch of feature material aiming for the Linux 5.13 kernel cycle.

4 March 2021 - DRM-Misc-Next - 5 Comments
VC4 DRM Driver Gets Patched For BCM2711 / Raspberry Pi 4 Support

While the Linux 5.5 kernel landed Broadcom BCM2711 SoC and Raspberry Pi 4 enablement, one of the loose ends has been getting the open-source "VC4" DRM driver wired up for the display hardware on this latest Raspberry Pi. Patches are now pending for VC4 DRM to provide that display support and could potentially see it mainlined for Linux 5.7.

24 February 2020 - Raspberry Pi 4 + VC4 DRM - 12 Comments
Raspberry Pi 4 Thermal Performance Is Improving With New Firmware

When the Raspberry Pi 4 launched earlier this year it was quickly realized active cooling was almost required if wanting to run the quad-core Cortex-A72 SoC at full performance without thermal throttling. Fortunately, the latest Raspberry Pi 4 firmware has improved the thermal/power behavior to lessen the need for extra cooling although it's still recommended for achieving peak performance potential out of this popular low-cost ARM SBC.

30 November 2019 - Better Raspberry Pi 4 Cooling - 25 Comments
The Raspberry Pi Should See Much Better SPI Performance On Linux 5.4+

The SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) pull requests to the Linux kernel normally don't get us excited, but they do when it comes with word of big performance enhancements. There are several SPI performance improvements this round but exciting us the most is the work done on the Broadcom SPI driver for Raspberry Pi hardware.

25 September 2019 - bc2835 SPI Driver Work - 3 Comments
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Launches At $25+
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Launches At $25+

While the next Raspberry Pi will be a major redesign, the Raspberry Pi Foundation today released the Compute Module 3+ as their newest module intended for embedded/industrial applications.

28 January 2019 - Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ - 34 Comments
What Do You Want To See Out Of The Redesigned, Next-Gen Raspberry Pi?
What Do You Want To See Out Of The Redesigned, Next-Gen Raspberry Pi?

With the launch this week of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, they made it clear whatever comes next will be a big re-design compared to all of the Raspberry Pi ARM single board computers up to this point. So what would you hope they incorporate into the next-generation of these low-cost boards?

18 November 2018 - Raspberry Pi 4? - 98 Comments

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