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How to access the 3D Video Accelerator


The OMAP3 CPU contains a 3D Video accelerator (PowerVR-SGX530).


The system consists of 3 components:

  1. Kernel driver
  2. Runtime initialization
  3. Libraries (OpenGLES)

Kernel driver

The kernel driver has been added to the sources of the hw-validation kernel:


You can check if it works by checking for


Runtime initialization

You need to locate and download the SDK from Texas Instruments:

Go to http://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/sdo_sb/targetcontent/dvsdk/DVSDK_3_00/latest/index_FDS.html and locate OMAP35x_Graphics_SDK_setuplinux_3_01_00_06.bin through 'Graphics SDK v3.01.00.06 Link'

Or you can install the packages from Ubuntu (not tested):


You must load the packages without dbg to be compatible to the kernel driver.

Run the pvrsrvinit tool.


There are libraries installed by the SDK as described above.