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by Hexxeh
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chrome OS on a R-PI
Replies: 31
Views: 14065

Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

Went out and grabbed myself a Pi2 on day 1 to investigate this.

Power wise, it's looking promising. But some work needs to happen with the graphics stack to make it possible.
by Hexxeh
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Raspberry Pi using Chromium OS?
Replies: 14
Views: 30442

Re: Raspberry Pi using Chromium OS?

If you want to target multiple architectures, you're likely going to have an easier time with Gentoo than Ubuntu. Chrom{e,ium} OS no longer uses Ubuntu in any amount as far as I know.
by Hexxeh
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chrome OS on a R-PI
Replies: 31
Views: 14065

Re: Chrome OS on a R-PI

pluggy wrote:Chromium is slow on a Pi, as is any 'serious' browser. Not so much a problem with the browser as with the Pi. That why the standard browsers in the Pi distros aren't very good, the Pi just doesn't have enough horsepower to run anything better.
I disagree, a browser /could/ run reasonably well.
by Hexxeh
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No more despotify?
Replies: 12
Views: 23528

Re: No more despotify?

Sadly despotify got broken shortly after it's release in the PI Store. despotify was an open-source project started years ago to produce an open-source Spotify client back before libspotify even existed. However, it implements a protocol version that was current when the project was started, but is ...
by Hexxeh
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

GitHub shouldn't care. Alternatively I'm happy to host whatever you need on my servers.
by Hexxeh
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Just been testing these out, and they improve the browsing experience in Iceweasel considerably (since it uses XRender).
by Hexxeh
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Can I get copied in on that?
by Hexxeh
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 109610

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

It's disabled, but even if it weren't, it'd be so slow it wasn't usable.
by Hexxeh
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Lols, no worries. I've got plenty to be getting on with! (plus I'm still looking at that EGL stuff too) Btw do you know if there's any use case where one thread manages more than one EGL context? None that I know of, but I'm not massively familiar with the code. Folks in #chromium on Freenode IRC w...
by Hexxeh
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Yo. Packaging has been no trouble - I did that two weeks ago! I've been getting reports back from some of my testers (and some have given no feedback!) and now the tuning phase begins. It's been quite an eye-opener as some of the edge cases bring the system to its knees. Either applications bombard...
by Hexxeh
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Uh, actually that's a good point, I'm not sure if the version of Chromium on Raspbian has been compiled with GLES2 support in. Try it and it should be obvious from the errors if it's trying to use OpenGL or GLES2. If it's not using GLES2, I'll get you a copy of my in-progress Chromium OS stuff to wo...
by Hexxeh
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: /root/.rpi-firmware/.git/
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

Re: /root/.rpi-firmware/.git/

It really shouldn't be taking up this much space, I'll look into what's happening. You can safely rm -rf this folder and have it recreate next time, though.
by Hexxeh
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

teh_orph wrote:So just to clarify, do you want existing EGL code that expects to render into an X window "to just work"?
Not a full-screen EGL application that runs sans-X (like Android)?
Yeah, you can test by passing --use_gl=egl to Chromium if I remember rightly.
by Hexxeh
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Although this does not help me with the Xorg driver project, it should make it pretty easy for me to write an EGL thingy for Hexxeh (but I don't think it would have been too tricky in the first place...famous last words!) "pretty easy" I'm liking the sound of this. I can smell the Chromium OS image...
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 109610

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

We basically need any one of a number of things, either: An X.org driver that allows EGL context creation within an X window To modify Chromium such that it runs on bare-metal, ie without X To use some other solution that provides a an emulation layer for X, like DirectFB However, none of these solu...
by Hexxeh
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

+1, especially if there's some EGL goodness!
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Just a replacement for the current libEGL, then? That'd work for me.
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

Yep, no extra calls at all.
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

I want to run Chromium with Aura in some fashion on the Pi without using software rendering.
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

You :)
by Hexxeh
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simon's accelerated X development thread
Replies: 405
Views: 135266

Re: Simon's accelerated X development thread

I'm just finalising v1 of my driver on Raspbian now... https://github.com/simonjhall/fbdev_exa/commits/master Adrian, I'm thinking about chucking out the EXA layer and replacing it with something simpler that I've written myself. This sounds exactly like the "function hooks and allocating dummy str...
by Hexxeh
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Today's Wired - exclusive from Pete Lomas
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Today's Wired - exclusive from Pete Lomas

That makes for a pretty amazing read.
by Hexxeh
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA
Replies: 99
Views: 109610

Re: Chromium for Raspberry Pi BETA

Does anyone but me think it is kind of risky to have a browser run as root? That is what the script below does. "sudo chown root:root chrome/chrome-sandbox" changes the owner and the group of the browser to root. "sudo chmod 4755 chrome/chrome-sandbox" says run the browser as the owner. (root in th...
by Hexxeh
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi in Car: "live" image (read-only)?
Replies: 26
Views: 7340

Re: RPi in Car: "live" image (read-only)?

This is what I did on my test VM vi /etc/default/ grub we don't have GRUB on the Pi, so like no I don't have my RPi yet, but i'm going to be installing Raspbmc which uses grub: http://www.raspbmc.com/wiki/technical/partitioning/ "The fat32 partition contains the firmware files and is mounted at /bo...

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