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Old 09-01-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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Question how to install and run Xfbdev?


i have fedoa core 4 installed on my system. i dont know which xserver it uses by default. i just want to install and run Xfbdev xserver in order to check its performance.

i dont have any idea of it. but i have successfully built Xfbdev executable (only) from xfree86 source tree. now i want to know how to proceed in order to install and run Xfbdev on my system and system boots up with some xserver running (installed with fedora core installation).

please help.
Old 09-01-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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Angry installed Xfbdev but could not find /dev/fb0


i am here again, i have installed Xfbdev on my system successfully. but when i restarted my system, X did not start, as it could not find /dev/fb0. /dev/fb0 is not present on my system.

please could any one tell me how to create /dev/fb0 or how to get Xfbdev working?

thanx in advance.
Old 09-04-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Wink its working ...


when i just peeped into my friends systems, which has RED HAT 9 and FEDORA2. Both OS have /dev/fb, but when i installed Xfbdev on them, same problem came.

then i googled for it, and found some important things that you have to specify the framebuffer size and other parameters in boot options, then only device for framebuffer will be created (in case of udev - fedora 3 and 4). i have added following lines in my grub.conf and installed it on mbr. and everything worked.

title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) Xfbdev & framebuffer
root (hd0,9)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet vesafb:mtrr,ywrap vga=0x318
initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img

here i just added "vesafb:mtrr,ywrap vga=0x318", other things were present previously.

and my xfbdev server is running well.

thanx for everyone who showed interest in solving my problem.


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