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Using the fbdev

5 Using the fbdev

The frame buffer device provides an abstraction for the graphics hardware. It represents the frame buffer of some video hardware and allows application software to access the graphics hardware through a well-defined interface, so the software doesn't need to know anything about the low-level (hardware register) stuff.

The device is accessed through special device nodes, usually located in the /dev directory, i.e. /dev/fb*.

See the Documentation/framebuffer.txt file in the Linux source code.

5.1 The fbset program

5.2 Configuring X Windows

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