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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: ARM SoC for 1080p video? Reply with quote

Is there an ARM SoC that will do 1080p video with open-source video drivers?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: ARM SoC for 1080p video? Reply with quote

grant123 wrote:
Is there an ARM SoC that will do 1080p video with open-source video drivers?


Allwinner A20 handles 1080p. I think there may be open source drivers - this might head you in the right direction -

http://cubieboard.org/2013/12/21/a-debian-image-for-cubieboard2-cubieez/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that Debian image uses a patched version of the 3.4 kernel. That's the sort of thing I'm trying to avoid. I went down that rabbit hole with the Pandaboard and barely escaped with my sanity. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grant123 wrote:
I see that Debian image uses a patched version of the 3.4 kernel. That's the sort of thing I'm trying to avoid. I went down that rabbit hole with the Pandaboard and barely escaped with my sanity. :)


Another possible avenue, unfortunately also highlighting how slow the progress has been:

https://archive.fosdem.org/2013/schedule/event/operating_systems_open_arm_gpu/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, at least it's being worked on. Sounds like it's still too early overall.
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