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frenchn00b 09-20-2009 05:46 AM

Which package to install to use mplayer under console (tty) with fbdev / directfb ?

Try :

mplayer -vo fbdev movie.avi
Does it work under no-X? If yes, how did you install it?
/dev/fb0 can be an usual error :(


frenchn00b 09-20-2009 06:05 AM

it seems that debain stable has no /dev/fb0 into the kernel
:( stable debina


Framebuffer support
Kernel modules

The Linux framebuffer provides a direct access to graphic cards from the linux kernel.

Support for the framebuffer is made at kernel configuration time. Configuration of the framebuffer in Gentoo is done with

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

There, in the kernel configuration menus choose:

Code maturity level options --->
[*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
Processor type and features --->
[*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
Device Drivers --->
Block devices --->
<*> Loopback device support
<*> RAM disk support
(4096) Default RAM disk size
[*] Initial RAM disk (initrd) support
Graphics support --->
[*] Support for frame buffer devices
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
Console display driver support --->
[*] Video mode selection support
<*> Framebuffer Console support

After this configuration step, compile the kernel and reboot:

make && make modules_install (incremental system update)
make clean bzImage modules (fresh system)
mount /boot/
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/
cp /boot/
cp .config /boot/config

You can check your video mode boot information with:

dmesg | grep vesa

You can check your video mode with:


You might have to emerge fbset first. You can't change video settings with fbset: it is the vga mode in /etc/lilo.conf which determines them.

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