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"A framebuffer device is an abstraction for the graphic hardware. It represents the frame buffer of some video hardware, and allows application software to access the graphic hardware through a well-defined interface, so that the software doesn't need to know anything about the low-level interface stuff [Taken from Geert Uytterhoeven's framebuffer.txt in the linux kernel sources]"

-- from 3. What is a Framebuffer Device?




A framebuffer is one of three ways I know of to display graphics on a *nix machine:


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  • (rhk) Framebuffer HOWTO; Alex Buell; v1.2, 27 Feb 2000; ; — first decent explanation of the framebuffer or fbdev that I've found.

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Recommended by Others

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No Recommendation

  • (rhk) [[http://home.tvd.be/cr26864/Linux/Expo/Paper.ps.gz][]]; ; — Might be a good paper, I haven't read it, and (now) have a philosophical objection to recommending papers published in ps or pdf

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  • () RandyKramer - 03 Apr 2003
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