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Old 12-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #1
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framebuffer on dragora


I am trying to set up framebuffer for dragora, but am pretty lost.
The way debian does it seem to be different, i looked at arch wiki too, but the paths mentioned there are not to be found on dragora.
I also searched for a Slackware way to achieve it.
 
Old 12-02-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
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The framebuffer is very old technology these days, dragora's website appears to be down also.

Would you care to lay out what you're trying to achieve, what hardware you have, what graphics mountain you seek to climb, and we may be able to offer suggestions.
 
Old 12-02-2016, 09:46 PM   #3
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thanks
What i try to achive:
a) install applications like fbterm, fbi, etc
b) change the font size, though using setfont seems to work too

hardware ( hwinfo --short )
Code:
user$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
Code:
cpu:
                       Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU        P6100  @ 2.00GHz, 1994 MHz
keyboard:
  /dev/input/event0    AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
mouse:
  /dev/input/mice      ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad
graphics card:
                       Intel VGA compatible controller
sound:
                       Intel Ibex Peak High Definition Audio
storage:
                       Intel Ibex Peak 4 port SATA AHCI Controller
network:
  eth0                 Attansic Ethernet controller
                       Broadcom Network controller
  wlan0                NetGear NETGEAR WG111v3
network interface:
  lo                   Loopback network interface
  eth0                 Ethernet network interface
  wlan0                WLAN network interface
disk:
  /dev/sda             TOSHIBA MK3265GS
partition:
  /dev/sda1            Partition
  /dev/sda2            Partition
  /dev/sda4            Partition
cdrom:
  /dev/sr0             HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30N
usb controller:
                       Intel Ibex Peak USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
                       Intel Ibex Peak USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
bios:
                       BIOS
bridge:
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Ibex Peak PCI Express Root Port 1
                       Intel Ibex Peak PCI Express Root Port 2
                       Intel Ibex Peak PCI Express Root Port 4
                       Intel 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
                       Intel Ibex Peak LPC Interface Controller
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Host bridge
                       Intel Host bridge
hub:
                       Linux 3.2.78-gen ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller
                       Linux 3.2.78-gen ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller
                       Hub
                       Hub
memory:
                       Main Memory
unknown:
                       FPU
                       DMA controller
                       PIC
                       Timer
                       Keyboard controller
                       Intel Ibex Peak HECI Controller
                       Intel Ibex Peak SMBus Controller
                       Intel Ibex Peak Thermal Subsystem
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Unclassified device
                       Generic FingerPrinter Reader
  /dev/input/event10   Chicony Electronics Lenovo EasyCamera

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Old 12-03-2016, 02:14 AM   #4
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OK so you have a crappy GPU but why limit yourself to framebuffer, which is largely forgotten about?

I would start with a clean install of some distro of your choice. Forget framebuffer and install mesa, and the Intel drivers.Set up for runlevel 3 which boots to console. aYou get a terminal or console, you log in and can type,'startx' to boot X. We will probably get whatever you have there up and running X on 21st century software.
 
Old 12-03-2016, 03:27 AM   #5
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My question was how to enable framebuffer. What i need for X i already have.Also the distros of my choice.
(and how to enable it on debian i would know, so the question is rather now to enable it on dragora).

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Old 12-03-2016, 05:18 AM   #6
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where are you failing?
show us the steps, output...

fwiw, framebuffer apps just work here on my archlinux on intel system.
what needs setting up?

give us something to work with.
 
Old 12-03-2016, 06:40 AM   #7
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this would be the steps on debian:
Code:
1) install v86d package

2) add uvesafb to initrd configuration:

  # echo uvesafb >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

3) determine available video modes:

  # modprobe uvesafb
  # cat /sys/bus/platform/drivers/uvesafb/uvesafb.0/vbe_modes

4) configure uvesafb mode_option:
 # echo options uvesafb mode_option=1024x768-32 scroll=ywrap > /etc/modprobe.d/uvesafb.conf

5) rebuild initrd:

  # update-initramfs -k all -u
Installing v86d worked. But i got no files /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and /sys/bus/platform/drivers/uvesaf.0/vbe_modes

I also looked at the arch wiki, but run into similar problems:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Uvesafb
(I searched for framebuffer Slackware, but iirc didn't get much results at all).

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I did
Code:
 lsmod | grep fb
and got output, but don't recall what.
Am not on dragora right now, will check that later and update the info.

Last edited by nodir; 12-03-2016 at 06:41 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #8
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ok, have you actually tried starting fbterm or fbi on a console?
what does it say?

on my machine:
Code:
lsmod | grep fb
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
is that the driver you need?
 
Old 12-03-2016, 07:04 AM   #9
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fbterm starts, but i am not sure if it works correct.
I didn't try more, as i first wanted to set up framebuffer.

Code:
 lsmod | grep fb
fbcon                  35052  68 
tileblit                1713  1 fbcon
font                    7032  1 fbcon
bitblit                 3918  1 fbcon
fb                     45347  6 fbcon,tileblit,i915,bitblit,softcursor,drm_kms_helper
fbdev                    514  2 fbcon,fb
cfbcopyarea             2778  1 i915
cfbimgblt               1947  1 i915
cfbfillrect             3014  1 i915
 
  


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