OneXPlayer AMD Sensor Driver Coming For Linux 6.2

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 13 November 2022 at 05:45 AM EST. 2 Comments
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Last month I wrote about a Linux sensor driver being written for the AMD-powered OneXPlayer Mini gaming handheld device. The good news is that this driver has matured enough that it's now queued for introduction in the Linux 6.2 kernel.

The OneXPlayer Mini is the company's newest handheld gaming device that is powered by an AMD Ryzen 6800U "Rembrandt" SoC. The OneXPlayer Mini uses the Radeon 680M Graphics of the Ryzen 7 6800U, sports a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 display, boasts 16GB of LPDDR5 system memory, M.2 NVMe storage, and WiFi 6. The OneXPlayer Mini is an interesting alternative to the Steam Deck.

By default the OneXPlayer Mini runs Windows 11 but there has been work to ensure it can run Linux well -- possibly in anticipation of SteamOS support. This sensor driver in the works is for monitoring the fan speed and being able to manipulate the fan speed control under Linux.



As of this weekend the "oxp-sensors" driver has been picked up hwmon-next ahead of the Linux 6.2 merge window next month. The fan reading and control support is exposed via the hardware monitoring (HWMON) sysfs interface. Just over 300 lines of code to get that support into place.

The OneXPlayer Mini with 6800U pricing starts out at $1,199 USD or goes up to $1,549 if wanting 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage.
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