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Old 04-03-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question DirectFB, Udev problems on Debian Etch

I try to install DirectFB on console on pure Debian Etch without any x-windows. I try to install DirectFB using apt-get, dpkg, and direct compile from tarballs, but with the same result:
I had problems every time the application try to start DirectFB:

" ---------------------- DirectFB v0.9.25 ---------------------
(c) 2000-2002 convergence integrated media GmbH
(c) 2002-2004 convergence GmbH

(*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2006-12-04 07:00)
(*) Direct/Memcpy: Using MMXEXT optimized memcpy()
(!) Direct/Util: opening '/dev/fb0' and '/dev/fb/0' failed
--> No such file or directory
(!) DirectFB/FBDev: Error opening framebuffer device!
(!) DirectFB/FBDev: Use 'fbdev' option or set FRAMEBUFFER environment variable.
(!) DirectFB/Core: Could not initialize 'system' core!
--> Initialization error!"

After I search, there is no
"/dev/fb0" or "/dev/fb/0"
files, but there is a file called:

Earlier, I had installed DirectFB software on other distro (Mandriva, Fedora) succesfully.

Is this problem related to udev or something else?
How to solve this problem?

Thank you for all the answers.


debian, directfb, etch, udev

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