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Android x86 GPU driver legality and general porting questions

Question asked by dr.mario on Aug 23, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2015 by dr.mario

Ever since I tried Android x86 operating system (from android-x86.org), there is a problem with it working on GCN-based video cards, I figured I am on my own in this regard (already downloading the source code - it's MASSIVE), so I'd probably have to package up the proprietary GPU driver (in this case AMD Catalyst 15.7) as a last resort since Gallium-r600g has problem with GCN cards (as in BAD graphics lags, the OS itself wasn't particularly responsive either so different driver is necessary - my workstation has Radeon R9-270 video card, by the way). As for legality question, would it be okay if it's for private use (it stays on my computer) as per agreements? Or is there a catch?

 

Nevertheless, if it's okay to port this driver into the alternative Linux distro (eg. Android x86 - in this case, Android-x64 Lollipop 5.1.1), I should add new configuration file for Linux userland services like with other drivers such as Gallium and Nouveau, correct?

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