[Soekris] video?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Mon Dec 22 02:55:35 UTC 2003

On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 09:51:31AM -0600, Brian Havens wrote:

> SDL (http://www.libsdl.org/index.php) on can display pictures to a
> frame-buffer without X.  I have only ever used it on Linux, but it is
> stated to be cross platform to multiple OS's.  Using pyGame
> (http://www.pygame.org/), which is a set of python libraries on top of
> SDL, you can write a simple script to display a slideshow.

You could also use a ready-made application for this purpose, such as
ppmtofb/fbview, or use a Qt application with Qt-embedded (which runs on a
framebuffer), or a GTK application with GDK/DirectFB.

But there still seems to be some question as to whether a video card would
work at all.

 - mdz

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