Mesa and DRM driver for Broadcom VC4

Registered by Martin Wimpress on 2015-11-04

Currently the only X11 driver for the Raspberry Pi is xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo and has no 3D acceleration.

Mesa and DRM drivers for Broadcom VC4 are in progress and set to debut in Linux 4.4, albeit without 3D acceleration. Having an open 3D accelerated driver would help unlock the potential of the Raspberry Pi 2 and also mean that desktops such as Unity 7, GNOME3, KDE and (possibly?) Unity 8 can be made available.

  * http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/VC4/

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Started by
Martin Wimpress on 2015-11-04

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