Kernel 5.8 brings significant updates to RockChip & MediaTek SoCs

Posted by mfilion on Aug 5, 2020 7:35 PM EST
Collabora Blog; By Dafna Hirschfeld
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Earlier this week, the massive Linux 5.8 kernel was released, bringing with it numerous updates for RockChip SoCs, including the addition of AFBC support, the upstreaming of the video decoder driver, and continued improvements to the camera drivers. Kernel 5.8 also brings a significant fix to MediaTek SoCs, enabling displays on MT8173 based devices (for example, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook) to be functional when using the mainline kernel.

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