Genode OS Framework version 17.05 released

Chris Rothrock cgrothrock at ...9...
Thu Jun 1 18:40:44 CEST 2017

Any laptop or PC I compile Genode on that has an Intel CPU works fine for
the framebuffer.  Any PC or laptop I compile Genode on that has an AMD CPU
the framebuffer doesn't work.  So far from what we have been able to
determine is there is not support for AMD's framebuffering and any sort of
interaction using an AMD CPU has to be done with a serial port, not
standard video output.  If I am wrong in this conclusion, please correct
me, but this is something we have actively found to be the case.

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Norman Feske <norman.feske at ...1...>

> Hi Chris,
> > 1. Does this release port in the newest seL4 kernel (4.4) or still the
> > 4.3.2?
> The update of seL4 is scheduled for version 17.08. Please see our road
> map [1] for our planning.
> [1]
> > 2. Is there framebuffer support for AMD processors (if not, is there a
> > build with this target in mind)?
> Admittedly, I do not fully grasp the question. Are you referring to a
> particular AMD CPU with integrated graphics? As far as I know, graphics
> devices are usually realized as PCI devices and most cards support VESA.
> Have you tried our VESA driver with your device?
> We do not have a current ambition to focus specifically on AMD hardware
> in the immediate future. If there is commercial interest, of course we'd
> work on it as a commissioned project, but not on our own account.
> Cheers
> Norman
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Thank You,

Chris Rothrock
Senior System Administrator
(315) 308-1637
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