till "at" adam-lilienthal.de
Tue Aug 27 11:22:00 2002
# Quoting "Beerse, Corni" (cbeerse "at" hiscom.nl):
> In general, a framebuffer can be seen as the video memory of a video
> adapter. (this is a verry rough descriptoin).
> ON various unix workstations, like Sun Sparc Stations and HP-UX
> workstations, this framebuffer is accessable as a device in /dev/fb (or
> /dev/fb0 or variants). These devices are available on newer linux too but
> most distributions have not activated it by default.
Ok, so we are referring to the same beast ;).
> As far as I know, the x0rfbserver is grabbing /dev/fb or such, not depending
> on any Xserver actually running there so it should be possible to grab a
> text console that uses the framebuffer. Please can someone correct me on
> this if I'm wrong.
I have happily run x0rfbserver on machines without /dev/fb, so while I
have not verified it in the source, I dont believe x0rfb uses the
framebuffer device in any way. It exports the X "framebuffer", not the
linux framebuffer device.