Sunday, 26 December 2010

Framebuffer on Ubuntu

I would like to be able to run my benjap application in a simple framebuffer rather than using X windows.
Unfortunately the 'out of the box' ubuntu desktop does not have a framebuffer (/dev/fb0) installed by default.
It looks like you need to load the fbcon and vesafb modules (found here):
sudo modprobe fbcon vesafb
Having done this /dev/fb0 appears.   It appears to work as long as you run applications as root (a job for later to fix that!), but I have a problem with sound, which is that even running as root I get a "no available audio device" error when pygame.mixer.init() runs.  Not sure how to fix this.....
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