I'm trying to make a PCMCIA tuner card work in my headless home server, running Debian Squeeze. Now, as I have very big troubles finding the correct command line to capture, transcode end stream the video to the network using VLC, I decided to go step by step, and work first on local output.
That's where the problem comes in: there seems to be no framebuffer device (/dev/fb0) to access for displaying graphics on the attached screen! And indeed I noticed I don't have the Linux penguin image at boot (didn't pay attention before as screen is attached, but always off, and anyway computer is always on).
As I'm not very familiar with Linux graphics, I would like to understand:
- Is this related to my particular hardware (see below)? Or is it specific to Debian Squeeze/ a kernel version/... ?
- Is there some driver I need to manually install/load?
Now some general information:
- The computer has no dedicated graphic card, but an embedded graphic chipset (Intel G31 Express), embedded on the motherboard (Gigabyte G31M-ES2L)
- I don't want to install a full featured X server, just have a framebuffer device for this particular test
Any ideas/comments on the issue?