The sgx5 series are more than a decade old now, and are pretty popular in mobile linux like droid4, n900, beagleboard etc. Having no gpu drivers makes them less useful as the cpus are not that powerful for today’s work. Is there a chance that there would be open source drivers for them, or for atleast the older gpus like sgx540?
Thanks for your feedback Mighty,
Your arguments are very sensible but unfortunately Imagination has no official plans to open-source the sgx drivers. We’ve seen similar feedback in the past and will pass yours on to the appropriate internal teams.
Thanks for your response to the topic even thought it has been asked many times!
Imagination has released documentation for the Series 6 and above, is it possible that we get documentations for the Series 5 chips as well?
I regret to inform you that Imagination has no official plans to release that documentation publicly. We appreciate your feedback however as requests like these may influence future discussions on such matters.
So nothing can be done for these GPUs?
For this time being that seems to be the case. I hope someday we’ll have better news to share about open sourcing sgx drivers, but hearing requests from the community (such as yours) may help bring that day closer.
Thats very sad. SGX5 also seems to be missing quite a lot of GLES extensions, making many apps not usable at all. I hope someday we get a solution or something for these gpus, dont want them to become e-waste.