Sylvain Garrigues wrote:
> I wrote a framebuffer based on the virtual framebuffer (vfb.c) for an
> embedded device which has a TV output. Basically, I just had to modify
> the mmap, init, and exit functions so as to use my own memory addresses.
> I'm using a kernel 126.96.36.199 and the vfb in that tree.
> This framebuffer works very well, I can make X run on top of it and see
> my X desktop on the TV. However, in console mode, it doesn't work. Well,
> it receives keyboard events as if I type 'root' <enter> 'halt', the
> embedded devices actually halts. So the problem is that there's no echo
> on the TV in console mode.
> To redirect a tty to the framebuffer, I'm using the con2fb program
> <ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/linux/matrox-latest/con2fb.c.gz>) which
> redirects a tty to a framebuffer. So, as I said, once redirected, I
> don't get any echo on the screen, althought key strokes are taken into
> What is the problem? Is vfb unfit for console frame buffering? Should I
> consider taking vesafb as a basis? Is the con2fb wrong? Should I
> compile vfb with some fonts? Notice that on my development station (the
> embedded device is on a PCI board), my VESA framebuffer works well, so
> my kernel is OK with console framebuffer options.
No vfb should work.
Can you post fbset -i, cat /proc/fb and dmesg after running con2fb.