Investigate GFX integration for Pandaboard

Registered by Jim Huang on 2011-03-16

TI OMAP4430 used in PandaBoard has a Imagination technologies SGX540 graphics accelerator, and pandroid is known to work with it already. Investigating GFX integration for Pandaboard hopefully help developes to think of HAL design as reference.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Alexander Sack
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Jim Huang
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Jim Huang
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for 11.05
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 11.04
Started by
Jim Huang on 2011-03-16
Completed by
Jim Huang on 2011-04-12

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[asac Mar 19, 2010]: approved direction; fixed WI syntax; set priority High; target next milestone
[jserv]: Forget the out-of-date instructions of pandroid, use omapzoom instruction instead: repo init -u git://git.omapzoom.org/platform/omapmanifest.git -b gingerbread; No luck due to lack of proper binary
[jserv]: with the hints from sola, copying all files from Froyo_L27.8.2_Graphics-1.0-Linux-x86-Install seems to make GFX work. That is, we should even use libgralloc from Froyo.

Detailed instructions:
    https://wiki.linaro.org/JimHuang/Sandbox/AndroidForPanda

'hw-pack' branch was created in order to collect SGX and OMAP4 specific binary.

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Work Items

Work items:
Evaluate pandadroid with GFX: DONE
Evaluate linaro-android without GFX and use framebuffer device only (with pandadroid kernel): DONE
document the "linaro-android without GFX and use framebuffer only" investigations on the wiki: DONE
Try gingerbread build for android and see if GFX still works there: DONE

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