Tablet GPU drivers, dual boot Linux?

asked 2014-11-19 12:17:18 +0200

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updated 2014-11-19 12:27:34 +0200

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As I saw that Jolla Tablet is gonna use Intel CPU (I suppose 64 bit BayTrail-T) I'm wondering will it use Intel open source Linux drivers for GPU or some hybrid drivers to have android-like ecosystem?

That is somehow connected to ability to boot other Linux distros, hook onto monitor and have very portable working device. Of course, for that to be possible, we need confirmation if firmware (UEFI or Coreboot) will be made in mind for custom OS boot.

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miqu ( 2014-11-19 12:21:28 +0200 )edit

Is it confirmed that it's a Moorefield SoC? I was hoping for a Bay Trail-T, mainly to avoid the proprietary PowerVR drivers.

juergbi ( 2014-11-19 12:32:07 +0200 )edit

@William looks like you answered question with that - Moorefield uses PowerVR (why Intel, why??) GPU so that means no open source drivers, no real Linux support, no real excitement. Thanks for putting this clear, I was about to support it on Indiegoo but this changed my mind in last second.

10robinho ( 2014-11-19 12:32:28 +0200 )edit

@juergbi Moorefield SoC is not confirmed, but Nokia N1 has it also, and it is the most probable choice in my opinion. So @10robinho this is only my speculation.

William ( 2014-11-19 12:50:55 +0200 )edit