[Development] i.MX8 embedded Linux support

Zeno Endemann zeno.endemann at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 11 14:53:14 CEST 2019


So unless I misunderstand something, for the i.MX8 NXP/Vivante changed 
their proprietary graphic stack significantly. The framebuffer and X11 
driver are deprecated, only Wayland will be supported, and they have 
switched from the Linux framebuffer interface to (a fork of) libdrm.

I was able to run a Qt Quick application on an i.MX8M Mini using this 
new infrastructure, i.e. using the regular eglfs_kms platform plugin. So 
I am wondering if the qtbase configure script should be adapted to 
detect i.MX8, and for that not build eglfs_viv, eglfs_viv_wl and 
eglfs_kms_egldevice anymore.

Or more generally I'd like to ask if there is already further work or 
information on supporting embedded Linux on i.MX8. For example, I 
suppose the yocto layer needs some updates to reflect all this.


Zeno Endemann

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