So I have a Palm Pre (original P100EWW) model that I enabled developer mode on, and installed a Debian Squeeze chroot. Works great. I have plans to use this for ANYTHING (bittorrent peer, web server) but a phone.
I noticed if I do a
cat /dev/urandom > /dev/fb0 it actually writes random pixels to the screen until a
No space left on device error is generated. Awesome, now I can use the display.
So what kind of utilites are there that will either A) let me use /dev/fb0 as a console I can output text to or B) render text on /dev/fb0 from the command line.
I don't know about recompiling the kernel for this yet (I'd love to eventually strip WebOS off entirely and turn this into a minimal ARM server) so userspace tools if they exist is what I'm asking about. Also would prefer to render directly to /dev/fb0 and not use X.