Questions tagged [framebuffer]

related to Linux `fbdev` abstraction (a.k.a. Linux framebuffer), as well as to accessing the framebuffer (a part of video memory) in general

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Which systemd service starts text console on the framebuffer device?

I'm working with an embedded platform and need to have /dev/fb0 clear for my own use (the device accessible over serial console while the screen is used to display information, without X.). I've ...
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How to use /dev/fb0 as a console from userspace, or output text to it

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)...
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Best practice for hiding virtual console while rendering video to framebuffer

I'm currently rendering video in Linux directly to the framebuffer using GStreamer. I was wondering how I would go about hiding the virtual console while rendering. I can stop the cursor from ...
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Can GRUB font size be customised?

I would like to reduce the size of the font of GRUB boot loader. Is it possible and so how?
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Extension “RANDR” missing on xvfb

My system: $lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Xvfb: $ dpkg -s xvfb Package: xvfb ...
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No framebuffer device: how to enable it?

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 ...
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Rotate console on startup (Debian)

I want to rotate my console (not X Server) by 90 degrees (clockwise). The following seems to work for me: echo 1 > /sys/class/graphics/fbcon/rotate; however, I'd prefer to use a kernel option in ...
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Specify Monitor For Linux Console

Does the kernel, framebuffer, or a framebuffer driver (uvesafb) have an option to specify the video-card output to use? The kernel only outputs to one monitor: Kernel message buffer (before and ...
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How to create the framebuffer file node?

I'm working with a limited embedded device - Linux environment - that uses a custom DirectFB implementation to draw a user interface in its video output. I would like to exchange this method by a raw ...
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Switching between two framebuffer programs

I have two programs (mplayer and a custom java application) which both present GUI using framebuffers. They run in separate processes. I want to be able to switch from one program to the other without ...
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What is the kernel frame buffer?

I was reading the "mplayer" man pages trying to play video using just the console, (I don't have or don't want to install X11). It mentions that I can use the kernel frame buffer device which is ...
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What is a framebuffer device and is it required to obtain a higher resolution?

I am running a gentoo guest OS on qemu-kvm. I can only get resolution of 800x600 in it. I want to be able to get a higher screen resolution. xrandr gives the following output : xrandr: Failed too ...
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Writes to FrameBuffer /dev/fb0 do not seem to change graphics screen

In attempting to write directly to the graphics frame buffer /dev/fb0 , (Ubuntu 12.04) , the graphics screen does not change. Has Ubuntu 12.04 invalidated the use of /dev/fb0 , or does it need to be ...
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How exactly do the Linux display device files work? [closed]

I don't really understand how the Linux display device files work and interact together. What files in the /dev tree need to go where and where do they need to connect/point to, in order to show a ...
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re-initialize the framebuffer when program crashes

I'm using SDL to display images on a monitor, without X installed. When my program ends successfully, the monitor goes back to the login prompt (as expected). But when my program crashes, the last ...
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Display blacking out on boot (Macbook Linux)

(Please note that I am breaking this out as a separate question from this one I asked earlier: How exactly do the Linux display device files work?) I have a Linux From Scratch system that I've built (...