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Old 10-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
piercey
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Framebuffer + multiple displays


Hi everyone,

I havea machine that is running framebuffer and I want to add a second display to it (so that I can watch movies on the second display and still have use of the primary display).

I was wondering what options I have for getting `mplayer` to output to a second display? At the moment the output is just cloned across two displays. Would I need a framebuffer window manager? or write an app using QT/GTK+ framebuffer libraries?

Any suggestions are appreciated,

Cheers.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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I don't believe that framebuffer can do that for you. What video card do you have?
 
Old 10-02-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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Hmm.

Well the graphics is an onboard intel which would use the i810 driver for xorg. With the dual head display enabled I only have one /dev/fb[0] device. I was hoping if i was able to have 2 fb devices recognised i could set a tty to that device?

Or would something like `Xfbdev` work? I've seen a box running it with dual head display but I can't seem to find much information on it.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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One thing that came to my mind was the Xinerama option in xorg. Maybe that can do some of what you want.
 
Old 10-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #5
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One thing that came to my mind was the Xinerama option in xorg. Maybe that can do some of what you want.
Well that's the reason I was asking about framebuffer, I don't want to use something as big as xorg since this is intended to run on a compact flashcard in an embedded device. I've been reading about kdrive / tinyx as an embedded solution but it seems to be a bit bloaty still (30Mb source files...)
 
  


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