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Old 07-10-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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allegro on embedded linux

Hello all,
I am created a embedded linux and i have installed driver of my grapgic card that is base on linux framebuffer (sisfb). the node /dev/fb0 is exists and The driver work well with other programs such as DirectFB but when i want to run an allegro sample the message is "can not find any graphics driver". I have compiled allegro with framebuffer enabled configuration and i have choosed GFX_FBCON at gfx_init.
For example,I have write this program:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <allegro.h>
int main(int argc,char* argv[])
//-------------initial allegro------------------
if (allegro_init() != 0)
printf("can not initialize allegro.\r\n");


if (set_gfx_mode(GFX_AUTODETECT, 1024, 768, 0, 0) != 0)

return 0;

and when i compile and run it this message is appeared:

"Unable to find a suitable graphics driver"

in addition when i want to run setup or gfxinfo programs of allegro this message is also appeared.

The log file of allegro is as follow:

al-unix INFO: Assumed libc encoding is unknown.
al-unix INFO: Assumed libc encoding is unknown.
al-main INFO: Allegro initialised (instance 1)
al-gfx INFO: Called set_gfx_mode(1178738720, 1024, 768, 0, 0).
al-gfx INFO: First call, remembering console state.
al-gfx ERROR: Failed setting graphic driver 1178738720.
al-gfx INFO: Called set_gfx_mode(1396786757, 320, 200, 0, 0).
al-gfx INFO: Trying to set a safe graphics mode.
al-gfx WARNING: The system driver was unable to get a safe mode, I'll try with the specified parameters...
al-gfx INFO: Autodetecting graphic driver.
al-gfx ERROR: Failed setting graphic driver 0.
al-gfx ERROR: Bad bad, not even GFX_SAFE works?
al-gfx INFO: Closing, restoring original console state.
al-gfx INFO: Graphic mode closed.
al-gfx INFO: Called set_gfx_mode(-1, 0, 0, 0, 0).
al-gfx INFO: Closing, restoring original console state.
al-gfx INFO: Graphic mode close

I don't know what to do?
Please help me.
thank a lot.

Last edited by mostafa; 07-12-2009 at 07:55 AM.



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