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Subjectxf86-video-armada via UDL [was: Re: UDL's fbdev doesn't work for user-space apps]
Hi Jose,

On Mon, 2017-12-04 at 11:50 +0000, Jose Abreu wrote:
> Hi Alexey,
> On 04-12-2017 11:32, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> >
> > My first [probably incorrect] assumption is Xserver requires fbdev (/dev/fbX)
> > and it cannot use DRI video card natively. Is that correct?
> >
> >
> Xserver can use DRI directly, you need to enable modesetting
> driver in Xorg config or use the designated driver for your card
> (if there is any).

Ok that makes sense. I didn't think about generic modesetting driver for Xserver.
And that indeed works. This is my xorg.conf:
# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Driver0"
        Screen          0
        Driver          "modesetting"
        Option          "kmsdev" "/dev/dri/card1"

I do see xclock is rendered fine.

Now I guess is getting closer to what I really need :)
In the end I wanted to get 3D rendered by Vivante GPU
to be displayed on UDL. My assumption was very simple - if IMX-DRM+Etnaviv
work fine it should be straight-forward to swap IMX-DRM bitstreamer with UDL
and we're golden.

That might be more a question to Lucas now.
I use xorg.conf as found here:
That's what it has:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Driver0"
Screen 0
Driver "armada"

# Support hotplugging displays?
# Option "Hotplug" "TRUE"

# Support hardware cursor if available?
# Option "HWCursor" "TRUE"

# Use GPU acceleration?
# Option "UseGPU" "TRUE"

# Provide Xv interfaces?
# Option "XvAccel" "TRUE"

# Prefer overlay for Xv (TRUE for armada-drm, FALSE for imx-drm)
# Option "XvPreferOverlay" "TRUE"

# Which accelerator module to load (automatically found if commented out)
# Option "AccelModule" "etnadrm_gpu"
# Option "AccelModule" "etnaviv_gpu"

# Support DRI2 interfaces?
# Option "DRI" "TRUE"

Indeed I uncommented all the lines and then it allows to see
for example glmark2-es2 working on Wandboard (that's exactly where
"imx-drm + etnaviv" combo is used).

But if I swap "imx-drm" to "udl" I don't see anything on my screen
(connected via UDL) even though Xserver seems to really start claiming the screen
(so I see it becomes black, effectively overriding whatever was there before) and
glmark benchmark prints results.

Maybe I'm missing some additional glue for UDL in "xf86-video-armada" except the simple one:
--- a/src/armada_module.c
+++ b/src/armada_module.c
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
 #define ARMADA_NAME            "armada"
 #define ARMADA_DRIVER_NAME     "armada"
-#define DRM_MODULE_NAMES       "armada-drm", "imx-drm"
+#define DRM_MODULE_NAMES       "armada-drm", "imx-drm", "udl"
 static const char *drm_module_names[] = { DRM_MODULE_NAMES };
@@ -43,6 +43,11 @@ static SymTabRec ipu_chipsets[] = {
        { -1, NULL }
+static SymTabRec udl_chipsets[] = {
+       {  0, "UDL" },
+       { -1, NULL }
 static const OptionInfoRec * const options[] = {
@@ -115,6 +120,8 @@ static void armada_identify(int flags)
        xf86PrintChipsets(ARMADA_NAME, "Support for Freescale IPU",
+       xf86PrintChipsets(ARMADA_NAME, "Support DisplayLink USB2.0",
+                         udl_chipsets);

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