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Improvements for AST2600
« on: March 03, 2022, 09:43:47 am »
The Aspeed display driver is supposedly getting some work. I wonder if this could translate into a more usable desktop experience on Blackbird?
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Re: Improvements for AST2600
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 03:30:54 pm »
I hope so, though keep in mind it will still never be as fast as a GPU. But I use my Blackbird only with AST graphics, so I look forward to this work.

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Re: Improvements for AST2600
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2022, 05:55:48 pm »
Would Kestral replace AST as graphics adapter? Or does that remain board-side?
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Re: Improvements for AST2600
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2022, 08:34:56 pm »
Not that I know of, but Libre-SoC might eventually.

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Re: Improvements for AST2600
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2022, 12:45:26 am »
Somebody mentioned in IRC that there's a new AST2510 PCIe card from ASRock Rack. Maybe if something like that gets produced with a newer Aspeed chip, we can have an option for a free "graphics card".
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Re: Improvements for AST2600
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2022, 07:10:09 pm »
I think that would be mostly just a second head. What we really need is a libre GPU, and the AST chips are just framebuffers. llvmpipe isn't a lot of fun on those.