Grate Bian get hardware acceleration for OpenGL games at Pi 2




The Raspberry Pi 2 gets into Grate Bian an OpenGL driver for playing games using hardware accelerated by the GPU. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation are therefore once more games playable on the computer.

Due to limitations of the memory is the new driver only on the P 2 and users of the first Pi and Pi Zero luck. If the function is turned through an installation on an SD card and users stabbing in an SD slot of a P or P Zero, the system does not start up, warns the Foundation.

The OpenGL driver is disabled by default. To turn it on, users must turn over the release of Raspi-config in the command line under Advanced Options GL Driver. It is off by default, because it is a test version of the driver and bugs may occur. Furthermore, it can have an impact on the display of GUI elements, the camera application and the playback of video.

The driver performing games based on OpenGL much better. For example, the demonstration would glxgears without driver on the Pi 2 running at 23fps with flickering while it comes at 60fps with the driver. The driver comes out for Rasp Bian, the own operating system of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, based on Debian Jessie.


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