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Framebuffer HOWTO

Alex Buell, alex.buell@tahallah.clara.co.uk

v1.2, 27 Feb 2000


This document describes how to use the framebuffer devices in Linux with a variety of platforms. This also includes how to set up multi-headed displays.

1. History

2. Contributors

3. What is a framebuffer device?

4. What advantages does framebuffer devices have?

5. Using framebuffer devices on Intel platforms

6. Using framebuffer devices on Atari m68k platforms

7. Using framebuffer devices on Amiga m68k platforms

8. Using framebuffer devices on Macintosh m68k platforms

9. Using framebuffer devices on PowerPC platforms

10. Using framebuffer devices on Alpha platforms

11. Using framebuffer devices on SPARC platforms

12. Using framebuffer devices on MIPS platforms

13. Using framebuffer devices on ARM platforms

14. Using multi-headed framebuffers

15. Using/Changing fonts

16. Changing console modes

17. Setting up the X11 FBdev driver

18. How do I convert XFree86 mode-lines into framebuffer device timings?

19. Changing the Linux logo

20. Looking for further information?


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