After publishing the Freescale Ubuntu post there was some question about whether it has GPU acceleration. We had originally stated that it did because we didn’t look closely enough at /var/log/Xorg.0.log. We hadn’t tested any OpenGL ES programs and it turns out they didn’t work. Looking into it we found that there is no acceleration for X and X applications only fbdev. This seems to be a known problem with no known solution. You can find out more about it on the meta-freescale and yocto mailing lists.
We also found that the GPU libraries in the Oneiric image differed from both the LTIB tarball and the .deb file as shown by the following sha1sum hashes (last 6 digits shown):
and .deb package
These files weren’t present in the Oneiric image at all:
Finally, the file /usr/lib/libOpenVG.so is a symlink to libOpenVG_3D.so in the Oneiric image, but a file (copy of libOpenVG_3D.so) in the Debian package and LTIB tar-ball.
If we extracted the LTIB tarball over the rootfs or installed
the DEB file the examples worked.
The examples we used to test are included in the tarball in /opt/viv_samples and we also tested the samples in the GPU SDK. We’ve updated the Ubuntu image with the working libraries so you don’t have to go through this process.