[lfs-support] Query regarding displaying of Images on console.

jxa127 at verizon.net jxa127 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 26 08:21:46 PST 2012

On 11/26/12, Anurag Paliwal<anurag001 at live.com> wrote:
>Hi guys,As I selected to have a tux logo to be seen at time of booting my LFS system, it is clear that it does 
>support rendering images on screen. My question is how can I use this functionality to display some other images on console?
You'll need to enable Linux framebuffer support in the kernel when you build it.
Also check out the Linux Framebuffer How-to: http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO/index.html
Finally, to take advantage of the framebuffer image display, you'll need to compile programs that take advantage of the framebuffer support. Three programs that I use are the web browser links which can open in a graphical mode on the framebuffer, fbida which can display images in the framebuffer, and mplayer will play videos in the framebuffer. 
GTK 2 can be compiled with framebuffer support (although I haven't done it), so that GTK programs can run in the framebuffer without modification. When I get to BLFS on my current LFS build, I'm going to try the GTK framebuffer support.

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