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Bug 588910 - x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers - add ARM support
Summary: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers - add ARM support
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: ARM Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: David Seifert
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-07-15 18:15 UTC by Zenitur
Modified: 2021-03-06 08:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-07-16 06:16:56 UTC
(In reply to Zenitur from comment #0)
> It appear in 2013:
> Still no support:

The point being that apparently nobody cared? Or did you expect people to get motivated by the sheer possibility of supporting ARM? :)

Does anyone actually have an ARM system with a AGP/PCI(e) interface? Some ChromeBook maybe? I think I read about an actual ARM workstation with PCI slots on one of our mailing lists, maybe 10 years ago.

I can add ARM support in SRC_URI in 367.27 and 367.35 so that the sources are available, but ARM developers should probably test it, perhaps add or suggest some architecture specific quirks in the ebuilds and then start keywording (including app-eselect/eselect-opencl).
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-07-17 15:03:10 UTC
no chromebook has an AGP/PCI-E interface for you to plug cards into.  all of them use on-chip graphics (Tegra).  i don't think the nvidia-drivers package supports that GPU since, afaik, it's different from the desktop add-in cards.

that said, i do have an ARM desktop system w/PCI and an nvidia card ... but i haven't booted it in years.
Comment 3 Ionen Wolkens 2021-03-06 08:24:43 UTC
Considering 390.xx series is the last one to support 32-bit anything (including arm), and support will end by end 2022. I feel there's not much worth in adding this anymore.

But if someone (still) really want this while it works, I'm not entirely closed to try adding support if someone willing to help test it.

On the other hand, attempts to support arm64 are well underway (nvidia supports it on latest drivers).