Mali400 userland binaries


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by pjocke » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:32 pm
Hi.

This is more than anything a question for the Raspberry Pi "staff", and not so much to the community. I have been searching for an answer in the forum and on the Wiki, but come up short.

I received my RPi a few weeks ago, and have been tinkering with it for a few hours. I wanted to use Xorg on it, utilizing the on-board Mali 400 GPU, but haven't been able to get it to work properly. I found Linux kernel source for the GPU at http://www.malideveloper.com/, but in order to get OpenGL working with the Mali hardware, ARM proprietary userland binaries are needed. I have seen people suggesting using Mesa instead, but I for one wouldn't want to settle for software emulated OpenGL when there is a Mali GPU present on the board.

Hence, my question is: do you intend to release userland binaries for the OpenGL library for the Mali400 GPU? I know that this has been done for other similar boards, for example the Snowball by Linaro/ST-Ericsson.

Thanks in advance.
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by obarthelemy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:51 pm
The Pi doesn't have a Mali400, but a videocore 4 GPU. Both are very different beasts, and totally incompatible. The Pi supports OpenGLES, not full OpenGL.

More info here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware
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by pjocke » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:10 pm
obarthelemy wrote:The Pi doesn't have a Mali400, but a videocore 4 GPU. Both are very different beasts, and totally incompatible. The Pi supports OpenGLES, not full OpenGL.

More info here: http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware


Holy crap, that's embarrassing. I wonder where I got that Mali thing from... ever so sorry.

And thanks for the reply.
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by Vali » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:30 am
From the SAMSUNG Galaxy S3.
That't the hype thing with Mali 400 GPU.

Regards,
Vali.
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by eix » Sat May 11, 2013 11:03 am
Maybe you got it wrong from here.
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by DirkS » Sat May 11, 2013 4:39 pm
eix wrote:Maybe you got it wrong from here.

That's impossible... You're digging up a thread that's almost a year old (why oh why???). The post you're linking to is just 1 month old...
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by eix » Sun May 12, 2013 9:29 am
DirkS wrote:
eix wrote:Maybe you got it wrong from here.

That's impossible... You're digging up a thread that's almost a year old (why oh why???). The post you're linking to is just 1 month old...

Didn't notice the dates!
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