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I want to learn a little about using a linux framebuffer console & would appreciate some help. So far all I have been able to do is start up vtcon1 as a frambuffer device after booting vtcon0 as a vga device.
Here is what I do to start my vtcon1 FB console:
boot to init s or init 3
Once the fbcon1 frame buffer console is started, I can execute a few simple "fbset" commands:
fbset --show ...640x480-60 is displayed
fbset -move < direction >
Also, prior to starting a FB console, I used the vbetool program to create the file vga.state but when I try to detach from vtcon1 & return to my vtcon0 my screen goes black & I am forced the (ctrl-alt-del) reboot.