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Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:50 pm
by wanted
Hello,

i tried several Distros on the Raspberry Pi 2 and no one could start/play games fluid. Is there something wrong with the gpu driver or xorg? Up to date Archlinux could not even start X. Please help me to get hardware acceleration and extreme-tuxracer and other games running.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:53 am
by AndyD
Extreme Tux Racer requires OpenGL. At the moment the Raspberry Pi only supports OpenGL ES (1 and 2). Open GL is being worked on for the Raspberry Pi, but there has been no word of when this will be released and added to Raspbian. I have seen reports that people are compiling up the driver themselves, but I haven't tried.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:58 am
by ktb
I've been using the VC4 kernel and driver a bit. It's not yet ready for the kind of use you desire.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:46 am
by wanted
ok thanks, i tought i get a full small deskop computer with the raspberry pi 2. The new xorg even seems to not recognizing the gpu anymore. Linux kernel 4.0 skips graphic support for raspberry pi s i read somewhere yesterday. Maybe Windows 10 will make it. Everything X related seems slow without the hardware acceleration to me, big Desktops like FEDORA 21 freezes and a few tabs in the browser too, even on the small 100+ MB puppy linux.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:01 pm
by DougieLawson
wanted wrote:ok thanks, i tought i get a full small deskop computer with the raspberry pi 2.
You get a small, very cheap and remarkably powerful single board computer, but if you compare it to a full price machine it has the power and capabilities of a laptop from about 5 or more years ago.

The problem with ever faster laptops with ever more memory and ever quicker solid state drives is that the applications stop being written for the minimal spec systems everything bloats so that you're forced to spend £300 every four or five years to buy a shiny new machine.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:07 pm
by pluggy
In the broadest sense, you get what you pay for. The Pi is good value for what it costs, but it was never intended to or ever will replace (IMO) a 'real' computer.

Re: Pi 2 - No Hardware Acceleration

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:22 pm
by xoopha
At least it's already heaps faster than those horrible first Atoms. If we ever get HW accelerated graphics the Linux desktop experience will be very good.