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    Phoronix: DRM/KMS Driver Published For Snapdragon Graphics

    Rob Clark has expanded his Freedreno efforts from just being a reverse-engineered user-space (Gallium3D) graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon hardware. Rob has now written his own DRM/KMS kernel driver for dealing with the Snapdragon graphics hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQwNDM

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    Ok, so what is the fastest ARM hardware with fully backed drivers and can boot a standard distro instead of Google crap like Android or ChromeOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Ok, so what is the fastest ARM hardware with fully backed drivers and can boot a standard distro instead of Google crap like Android or ChromeOS?
    I would very much like to know this as well, since there is more and more news of these improvements but almost no common use for them. I know it's just around the corner, but it would be nice to know what commercially available products to expect a good experience with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scionicspectre View Post
    I would very much like to know this as well, since there is more and more news of these improvements but almost no common use for them. I know it's just around the corner, but it would be nice to know what commercially available products to expect a good experience with.
    Android. Google Chrome....

    Companies wont pick FLOSS drivers UNLESS they show real benefits.

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    Nothing has fully backed drivers if you include the 3d chip.

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    If I am not mistaken, the best chance to use ARM hardware would be to use one of the upcoming Ubuntu releases with XMir/Mir and Android drivers.

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    [QUOTE=curaga;340997]Nothing has fully backed drivers if you include the 3d chip.[/QUOTE

    Isn't the mali-400 driver finished?

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    For good FLOSS drivers w/ 3D accel there are the Lima drivers which have been shown running Q3 at full speed but apparently ARM (who own the Mali tech) don't approve, prob as they know the Lima drivers are shaping up to be better than their closed drivers. Also, I doubt Mali has enough balls to be certified for GLES 3, which Nvidia will be more than good enough for.[/QUOTE]

    Why would ARM care if the open drivers are better? They don't make the hardware and I'd have to think they'd love for someone to provide better drivers than "they've" written especially if they're free.
    The only issue that I can imagine is licensing.
    Last edited by liam; 07-06-2013 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Ok, so what is the fastest ARM hardware with fully backed drivers and can boot a standard distro instead of Google crap like Android or ChromeOS?
    you did not specialy ask about "free drivers" only about working... fast... that makes the answer more difficult... I guess It would be to use or wait for mir or waylands android-driver wrapper and use this. And because neighter mir is productive-ready nor wayland and there are as far I know no non-free mesa drivers for X for android that is the one site of the answer.

    If you want a working system now I think this adreano drivers here is the best you can get, correct me if I am wrong and there are some propriatary drivers that are better. you can get such hardware as example with a LG Nexus 4, and install on it as example a fedora:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTM4NDY

    or you could get a board or something with that gpu and use a normal arm-installer of a distro I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackiwid View Post
    you did not specialy ask about "free drivers" only about working... fast... that makes the answer more difficult... I guess It would be to use or wait for mir or waylands android-driver wrapper and use this.
    I guess I should have been more specific that the drivers should be OSS. I don't think there should be any proprietary software in the core of the system. User space software I don't have as much of a problem with provided it's not a turd like Flash.

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