I have tried some tests with the SDL2 library (version with Mali GPU support) and works fine (the vsync is always on)
I have installed all on the internal emmc , I am using a standard Linux image build with mkimage ,
At now without ramdisk is booting directly from the rootfs.
Sure when I have time to clean up the script I’ll do it, at now I did it for personal use (development) so is not a clean install and there is no a standard way to install it, its necessary burn the partition by hand with the u-boot command line.
its really a work in progress… at now I have reconfigured the kernel to remove the issue over 70 celsius with the mali.ko driver, is necessary a little patch to the thermal (linux side) and all seems more stable.
The performances with the OpenGLES 2/ SDL2 are good, removing the vsync for test the rendering its really fast.
Where are the official mali drivers kernel side and the binary user side for x11 ? I could try with these also buy I dont need x11 so I could have not much time to spend on it.
hi @pierstab pierstab please share the method so that we can also enjoy mali hw acceleration on our ubuntu kvim, and eventually go even a bit further because some of use have a bit free time during the summer vacations…
thanks Nick for the info,
I do not fully understand what are these drivers and how could they make the kvim benefit from hardware acceleration on vector drawing, video encoding/decoding etc…
If i understand correctly, when we say framebuffer, that does not necessarly mean that we will benefit from accelerated graphic primitives (2D, 3D, bitmap…) of the mali GPU.
correct me if I’m wrong!