Where is the current version of Mali g72 driver?


#21

I don’t think anyone ever messaged them. One of the individuals above in a previous post mentioned that Arm would not be releasing or supporting the X-11 driver for the mail g72.

I agree i am a bit upset about this board myself.
They definitely hyped it up and it has the hardware but the lack of drivers is a shame.

I purchased this board specifically because it has the Mini Pcie Slot and the M.2 Key M Pcie slot. I can’t find much documentation on getting cards to work in these slots though. I have a 512 Gb ssd in the M.2 slot but its not functioning yet.

In my mind the slots are the biggest asset of the board. If we can get them working correctly then we can use the expansion cards I posted above to add a Graphics Card.

If i can add a graphics card and get the NVME SSD Working I will be happy. Ive spent the last week or so building Ubuntu 18.04 and the kernel. I have been unable to get the display working properly. It just remains black. It flashes back and fourth between Analog and Hdmi on my monitor a couple times but never comes up.

I am going to try using the custom EDID.bin loaded by the kernel to try and resolve the issue. It’s disappointing to have so much trouble just getting the display to work.

My monitor is fine and with the Leubuntu 16.04 it works to some degree. Everything displays normal until i drag a Browser window then it freezes and glitches out.

If i leave the system on and it goes into power save to turn off the display then after that the display will not come back on. I have to reboot the board. Even more interesting If i leave it on overnight after the screen goes to sleep even rebooting wont get the display back up. I have to actually re-install ubuntu again for the screen to work again.

It’s sad that the most basic thing of all The Display wont work right.
I spent $75 on the dragonboard and no problems with display at all.

I spend $350 on hikey 970 and expected it to be supported enough to get things working right but unfortunately unless you can fix everything yourself your out of luck.

I have not given up yet but i’m not positive i can get this thing working correctly on my own. Seems we need to get a few of us together and work together on fixing the problems and bringing up the pci slots.

I did come across this patch set for DRM and i am hoping it will help with the display problems.

All together there are a lot of changes made here.
25 files changed, 475 insertions(+), 95 deletions(-)

He didnt put up the modified files or it would be easy.
Only the diff.
So all the patches have to be done by hand.

I’m working on this patch and going to try setting the EDID like is done here.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/kernel_mode_setting
https://www.osadl.org/Single-View.111+M5315d29dd12.0.html

Best i can figure to get the X 11 driver is to find some other phone or tablet or anything with the same chip and cherry pick it.

I’ll let you know how the kernel patch works out.
At thispoint i’d be happy just to get the display working right.


Mali G72 drivers
#22

Which shouldn’t prevent them from releasing binaries for Wayland support. Who we could try to contact to make this happen?


#23

I suggest.

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I did send support a question about the pcie and they responded in a day.
But i’m not sure if they have any developers.
I really thought this is the place 96 Boards <<-- To get support.


#24

I’ve not been able to test it out myself but I understood the theory is that the drivers without wayland or X11 do provide graphics support via EGL. The idea is that they can support a wayland compositor that uses EGL for was that they work with a wayland compositor whose backend renders using EGL.

Having said that I don’t recall seeing any success reports with this approach…


#25

I just came across this.
https://wiki.debian.org/MaliGraphics

It explains the status of the drivers.
ARM dropped support for X in their releases after r16 (Jan 2017). This is a massive pain as that’s what we all still use. Only wayland, fbdev and android are supported after that

I haven’t found any wayland driver either.

I guess that we are using fbdev ?