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Bug #910

Add Beaglebone black display driver if possible

Anonymous - almost 4 years ago - . Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
info needed
Priority:
wish
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%


Description

Hi, the BBB has a "SGX530 [PowerVR]", however PowerVR is a problematic driver, see:

http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack
http://powervr.gnu.org.ve/doku.php
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/new-high-priority-project-powervr-drivers
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:PowerVR_drivers
http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/04/25/beaglebone-black-vs-raspberry-pi-features-and-price-comparison/

Since as a result the BBB has no display coming up and seems it could works 2D without blobs, i suggest enable the module.

History

#1

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from open to info needed
#2

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from info needed to open
#3

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Project changed from 19 to Software ports
#4

Updated by GNUtoo over 3 years ago

Note that, on the beaglebone, the powervr doesn't drive the display.
Think of it as a headless GPU that have, by itself, no ways to be connected to displays.
It acts merely as a 3D accelerator.

I don't know if it's still true with the version used by Intel for some older platforms.

Here instead you probably lack other drivers to make your display work.

omapfb is probably the driver which you are looking for, but it's already enabled.
I've a GTA04 which now has a working display (it also has an OMAP SOC and a powervr).
You then probably lack some drivers that deals with the HDMI output.

You could look in /proc/config.gz if you see something interesting in that regard.

Denis.

#5

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #1036: Add more xf86-video"drivers". added
#6

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Anonymous)
  • Subject changed from [linux-libre] add Beaglebone black display driver if possible to Add Beaglebone black display driver if possible
#7

Updated by isacdaavid over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from open to info needed

Just to let you know the 2D/Xorg drivers xf86-video-omap and xf86-video-omapfb are ready.

#8

Updated by Anonymous over 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to isacdaavid
  • Status changed from info needed to in progress
#9

Updated by isacdaavid almost 3 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Bug #1036: Add more xf86-video"drivers".)
#10

Updated by isacdaavid almost 3 years ago

  • Priority changed from bug to wish
  • Assignee deleted (isacdaavid)
  • Status changed from in progress to info needed

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