getting linux console on a frame buffer.

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Thu May 20 00:28:44 EST 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004, [gb2312] Song Sam wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven <geert at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004, [gb2312] Song Sam wrote:
> > > But this isn't a solution to have a LINUX console
> > > on the frame buffer with serial port input.It DID
> > > output some boot message to LCD but the work
> > > console is still ttyS0.And you can type a command
> > > like "echo a /dev/tty0" to make the 'a' to
> > > LCD.Without such command,however,the input result
> > > still is displayed on serial console.Am I right?


> > If you would modify the serial port driver to send
> > keyboard events to the input
> > subsystem, it would work, though.
> I am a little bit interested in this problem for my
> target USB keyboard didn't work right after an
> accident.I think I can get serial keyboard input on
> LCD as David wanted.Could you tell me more details on
> your idea,like how to modify it in 2.4.18?

I'm not that familiar with the input subsystem. I suggest to take a look how
the USB keyboard driver in 2.4 feeds keyboard events to the input subsystem.



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