getting linux console on a frame buffer.
DavidHo at nanometrics.ca
Wed May 19 23:00:59 EST 2004
Thanks so much for responding to my cry for help. I owe you one fresh cold
virtual beer! =)
> On Tue, 18 May 2004, David Ho wrote:
> > I have a 240*320 16bpp LCD (framebuffer) attached to a MPC852T that I
> > trouble running simple tests like rendering an image directly to the
> > framebuffer using fbi from Gerd Knorr. I have already dump rawimage by
> > catting to the /dev/fb0 device. I am at a point where I like to
> > the byte ordering and image rendering issues with jpeg and png files.
> Have you tried fbtest (CVS module fbtest at
I haven't try this so I'll get right on it as soon as I have my console
running on the frame buffer.
> > The problem may be that I don't have a linux console running on the
> > buffer device. Would anyone know how to get the linux console on the
> > buffer but still receives input from a serial port (I don't have a
> > attached to the board. I have been doing most things from the serial
> > console and remotely).
> Append `console=tty0 console=ttyS0' to the kernel command line, and
> messages will appear on both tty0 (fb) and ttyS0 (serial), while console
> will be taken from the last one (ttyS0).
I tried your suggestion, but I noticed tty's are not initialized in my
kernel startup log. I'll looking into how I can start it. Otherwise, I
lost the console (it does not appear on either tty0(fb) or ttyS0 (serial).
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