Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

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Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby mad_ady » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:28 am

Hello everyone. I've migrated to ubuntu 18.04 on my N1 by using a arm64 rootfs. It's fine for server use, but I'd like to ask for advice on one topic - for a desktop image would it be worth to grab an ubuntu for a different Rockchip platform - on the hope that mali userspace and vpu would work out of the box? If yes, can anyone suggest such a distro?
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby meveric » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:16 am

Mali GPU is a binary blob.. the packages for Debian will work on Ubuntu as well, as they are the same.
VPU is opensource and can be build directly from rockchip repository.
There's nothing that should stop you from using Ubuntu 18.04 as an OS as all drivers are available :)
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby mad_ady » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:23 am

Thanks!
Is there some repo I should add to the system to benefit from potential mali updates, or should I do a one-time install only?
What about vpu? Should I look into mainline ffmpeg an Oversun's kodi build?
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby OverSun » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:03 am

mainline ffmpeg, mainline kodi as well. I didn't modify vanilla kodi v18 since it all moves to support everything out of the box heavily.
you just need correct compile options. look for everything related to rockchip when you compile ffmpeg and kodi
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby rooted » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 am

Indeed, I'm a bit disappointed by Hardkernel going to a different SoC for the N2 but I still hold out hope.

The rockchip is so well supported.
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby DarkBahamut » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:57 am

I feel like this thread has read my mind. ;)

I was thinking about deploying my N1 in place of my XU4 now as I'm starting to use nextcloud so the onboard SATA is quite an interesting use case for that. I've always preferred Ubuntu but I figured the GPU drivers would be an issue. Hadn't considered they'd just be the same! Might be time to move over :)
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby memeka » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:14 am

in case you haven't found thsi yet... https://github.com/rockchip-linux/libmali
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 RK image

Unread postby hominoid » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:44 am

Wow, this is all great news. I'm going to have to find some time to get it running on mine.
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