Author: Leah Rowe <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:09:46 +0000
Merge branch 'chai' of cafe/libreboot into master
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/hardware/c201.md b/docs/hardware/c201.md
@@ -73,21 +73,21 @@ supported by Libreboot.
Caution: Video acceleration requires a non-free blob, software rendering can be used instead.
-The Tamil driver source code for the onboard Mali T GPU is not released.
-The developer has so-far withheld it. Until that is released, the only
-way to use video (in freedom) on this laptop is to not have video
-acceleration, by making sure not to install the relevant blob. Most
-tasks can still be performed without video acceleration, without any
-noticeable performance penalty.
+The C201 has a Mali T GPU, which requires a non-free blob. A driver,
+Tamil, was written, but its source code has not been released. The
+developer has so-far [withheld
+it](http://libv.livejournal.com/27461.html). Use software rendering to
+avoid the blob instead. Most tasks can still be performed without video
+acceleration, without any noticeable performance penalty.
In practise, this means that certain things like games, blender and
GNOME shell (or other fancy desktops) won't work well. The libreboot
project recommends a lightweight desktop which does not need video
acceleration, such as *XFCE* or *LXDE*.
-The Tamil developer wrote this blog post, which sheds light on the
+As it is unlikely that Tamil will be released, the
+[chai](https://notabug.org/cafe/chai) project is writing a driver as
+well. Ask on IRC if you think you can contribute.
Caution: WiFi requires a non-free blob, a USB dongle can be used instead.