OneXPlayer Linux Platform Driver Sent Out For AMD-Powered Gaming Handheld

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 30 October 2022 at 05:48 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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For those interested in the OneXPlayer handheld gaming consoles, a x86 platform driver for the Linux kernel has been posted for getting working sensor support on the AMD-powered OneXPlayer Mini.

Over the past three years OneXPlayer has been working on handheld gaming consoles to complement their original One-Netbook line of devices. OneXPlayer produces handheld video game devices with both Intel and AMD SoCs while the Linux driver being worked on now is just for their AMD-based devices.

There is the existing OnePlayer 1S that is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U SoC while the company is in the process of launching the OneXPlayer Mini powered by an AMD Ryzen 6800U SoC. Coincidentally for those that made a deposit to pre-order the Ryzen 7 6800U model, that ordering opens up today in preparation for the autumn shipping.


OneXPlayer Mini


Published on Saturday was the oxp-platform driver by developer Joaquín Ignacio Aramendía in providing the OneXPlayer Mini AMD-based handheld with fan control support under Linux.

This driver that can be built with the "OXP_DEVICE" Kconfig switch enables controlling the fan interfacing with the embedded controller (EC) of the device. Via standard HWMON sysfs interfaces, the fan can then be controlled by users on Linux or via various applets and other user-space software. We'll see with time what other ACPI EC features are tapped by this Linux platform driver and if it's extended for other OneXPlayer devices. We'll see if this driver gets reviewed and primed into position for mainlining with the v6.2 kernel cycle kicking off this December.

Separate from this platform driver, since earlier this month the XPad driver in Linux 6.1 and back-ported to Linux 6.0.2 / 5.19.16 / 5.15.74 / 5.10.148 / 5.4.218 is support for the OneXPlayer Gamepad. So for those on Linux kernel releases from the second half of October or later, the gamepad input support should also be working for this handheld computer / gaming console.

The OneXPlayer Mini features an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U with Radeon 680M graphics, a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 display, 16GB of LPDDR5 memory, M.2 NVMe storage, WiFi 6, and various gaming-focused controls. By default the OneXPlayer Mini is shipping with Microsoft Windows 11 but given this Linux platform driver work it's good to see that Linux support is a consideration, especially with Valve working on a broader SteamOS release. More details on this device at onexplayerstore.com.
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