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MQMaker MiQi & ASUS Tinker Boards Get Linux 4.11 with 3D Graphics Acceleration

One day after the release of Linux 4.11, developer Miouyouyou” has released Linux 4.11 for Rockchip RK3288 platforms such as MQMaker MiQi and ASUS Tinker boards with some patchsets for ARM Mali r16p0 kernel drivers, ARM fbdev, and to improve performance.

The kernel has been tested with the Mali User-space r12p0 drivers for fbdev and wayland written for Firefly-RK3288, and some OpenGL ES 3.1/3.2 samples could successfully run on the board. 3D graphics acceleration does not work in X11 however.

Miouyouyou also plans to add support for Rockchip VPU code, as well as ARM gator, and document how to use ARM DS-5 Streamline for OpenGL ES 2.x/3.x debugging.

If you have a MiQi or Tinker board running Debian, you can try the kernel by adding beta.armbian.com Debian repository to your apt source file, and installing the following packages:


Via linux-rockchip G+ community.

  1. m][sko
    May 2nd, 2017 at 15:55 | #1

    I would like to see linux distro with working wayland window manager on this board.
    But not with weston 🙂
    Latest gnome or KDE

  2. agt
    May 2nd, 2017 at 23:10 | #2

    > linux-dtb-dev-miqi
    should read linux-dtb-dev-rockchip

    monitor resolution after boot not recognized
    manual change to correct res does not work
    looks like
    https://github.com/rockchip-linux/kernel/issues/10

  3. May 3rd, 2017 at 10:34 | #3

    @agt
    Does that mean you are stuck to 800×600 resolution like in the github link?

  4. agt
    May 3rd, 2017 at 19:58 | #4

    @cnxsoft
    yes, can change to some others manually but not 1920×1200 as needed

  5. May 3rd, 2017 at 20:38 | #5

    If that’s an issue with the framebuffer, I’ll see what I can do during the 4.12-rc period. I think this patch might resolve the issue : https://github.com/TinkerBoard/debian_kernel/commit/2dae2f4dd94c597231dddd717fda411664e6b4c4

    If the issue also happen with wayland or X11, that’s another problem though.

  6. June 15th, 2017 at 09:03 | #6

    New release on the same github repo:

    Linux 4.12-rc5 released with Mali r17p0 drivers included.
    There are still issues with Tinkerboard that need to be solved regarding : Bluetooth initialization & Reboot
    Multiple modules for USB Webcam, DVB and gadgets were added.

  7. September 14th, 2017 at 17:14 | #7
  8. tkaiser
    September 14th, 2017 at 17:26 | #8

    @cnxsoft
    Maybe better linking to the ‘call for testers’ with some instructions? https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/topic/4806-the-vpu-driver/&do=findComment&comment=39062

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