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Freedreno Graphics Driver Gets PRIME, Render Node Support 14

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the reverse-engineering-better-than-forward-engineering dept.
Via Phoronix comes news that the new DRM driver for the Freedreno driver for Qualcomm Snapdragon Adreno graphics is gaining a few new features in Linux 3.13: "After a year of working on the 'Freedreno' Gallium3D user-space driver and getting that up to speed for Qualcomm Adreno/Snapdragon support, for the past few months he's been working on a complementary kernel driver rather than relying upon Qualcomm's Android-focused kernel layer. ... The work that Rob has ready for Linux 3.13 with this Qualcomm DRM graphics driver is DRI PRIME support, support for render nodes, updated header files, plane support, and a couple of other changes."
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Freedreno Graphics Driver Gets PRIME, Render Node Support

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  • by ajegwu (1142365)
    I'm guessing that doesn't mean Digital Rights Management in this context?
  • by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Monday October 21, 2013 @02:07PM (#45191329) Homepage Journal

    The three of us who want to run Linux on our Xperia Play are excited.

    Seriously though, more open driver support for ARM-related GPUs is exciting Linux news. The driver support for Mali is the reason I went RK3188. If I'd known this was coming I might have chosen a different platform.

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