My particular interest is in game programming and teaching game programming, I use SBC’s as a means to explain some of the basic concepts of console programming as they share similar development build chains. This means I need a basic OS system with working hardware drivers.
I just managed (after a bit of confusion) to get Ubuntu Mate onto my Vim2 Pro, and was comfortably able to install mesa graphic libs as well as a few other things.
My test project compiled and ran fine, I was very impressed, except for the fact that the GPU is clearly not being accessed in hardware, as it is running painfully slow.
GLMark2,es2 also was unable to confirm the existence of a T820 and defaulted to standard ES3.0 rendering tests which it was unable to complete.
Do we have any idea when we can get hardware accelerated GPU use? It would make this by far one of the most impressive machines in my collection when it has it.