Allwinner A10 DRM Display Support Being Worked On

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 31 October 2015 at 10:28 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Maxime Ripard of Free Electrons published a set of nineteen patches yesterday for adding Allwinner A10 display engine support via a new DRM driver for the Linux kernel.

This Direct Rendering Manager driver is for the Allwinner A10 and subsequent SoCs. The driver is currently dubbed sun4i-drm. This driver is only about supporting the display block and nothing to do with 3D hardware accelerated graphics support.

The open-source 3D support for this hardware would have to come separately via the stalled Lima driver for supporting the Mali 400 as the GPU found on the Allwinner A1X series. The Allwinner A1X SoCs use single-core Cortex-A8 processors.

If you are an Allwinner Linux enthusiast, you can learn more about this initial Allwinner A10 DRM display driver via this patch series.
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