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commit 0bedbc24166727516a478d92c149b70437c1fd20
parent 5e298ab6d8f7b3bf9e54318ca6127cf908cd1d6e
Author: Leah Rowe <info@minifree.org>
Date:   Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:09:46 +0000

Merge branch 'chai' of cafe/libreboot into master

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docs/hardware/c201.md | 18+++++++++---------
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 -story: -[http://libv.livejournal.com/27461.html,http://libv.livejournal.com/27461.html](http://libv.livejournal.com/27461.html). +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. =========================================================================