Saturday, March 30, 2024

[fedora-arm] Re: Fedora on ROCK 5 Model B

This: HP notebook, seems operating { somehow } Kubuntu??-however, BIOS Files are indicated  [corrupted=c02693833-hopefully mr, peter an complete redirection, beyond windows 11, is possible

On Fri, Mar 29, 2024 at 11:53 PM Peter Robinson <> wrote:
> Questions:
> 1. GPU:
> root@rockpi5:~# inxi -Gx
> Graphics:
>  Message: No PCI device data found.
>  Display: server: X.Org v: 23.2.2 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2 driver: X:
>    loaded: modesetting dri: swrast gpu: N/A resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
>  API: EGL v: 1.5 drivers: kms_swrast,swrast platforms:
>    active: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device inactive: wayland
>  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 vendor: mesa v: 23.3.0 glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes
>    renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 17.0.4 128 bits)
>  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.268 drivers: llvmpipe surfaces: xcb,xlib devices: 1
> root@rockpi5:~#
> How can I improve GPU Performance ? Mali / Panfrost Driver are available but not loaded /used

The hardware support isn't fully upstream in released versions as yet
so it's not expected to work. The firmware is upstream in
linux-firmware 20240220 and later, the kernel support is due to land
in 6.10 and the mesa support is under review. We should be able to
support it all later in the summer, so probably officially in F-41.

> Creating a custom xorg.conf doesn't make sense while using Wayland ?

Nope, if the support was upstream it would "just work"

> 2. Boot
> Is there any way to boot Fedora direct from NVME instead using rock-5b_UEFI_Release_v0.9.1.img on SD-Card ?

Write it to the SPI flash or eMMC, the SoC only supports SPL (the very
very early part of the boot process) on SPI flash, eMMC or mSD. The
docs explain how to do that on the various devices :)
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