opensuse 64 bit distro for raspberry

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opensuse 64 bit distro for raspberry

Postby acconciox » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:32 pm

It's possible that this new distro 64bit speed an official arch 64 bit for raspberry? Or it's not yet the moment to plan it?
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Re: opensuse 64 bit distro for raspberry

Postby WarheadsSE » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:31 pm

What people seem to miss in these announcements if the fine details.

We've had the capability to make a 64-bit capable kernel on the Pi3 for a while now, but the firmware blobs from the Foundation are not capable. What does this mean?

1) The kernel isn't officially supported by the foundation yet.
2) The foundation controls the binary blobs that are used to interface with the GPU, hardware decoders, hardware encoders. Without AArch64 compatible binaries, all those pretty functions do not work.
3) The mainstay of users wish to use the graphical features of the Pi3. Making a AArch64 would be nice, but prove that we then need to re-explain the above 6 times a day.
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