Help on running Xfbdev (ARM processor)

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Sep 17 00:50:54 PDT 2007

On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 10:44:51AM +0530, Prashant J Zaveri wrote:
> I have cross-compiled Xfbdev for ARM9 core and want to run it on a
> board powered by Freescale's i.MX21 processor and running Kernel
> Vanilla 2.6.22 with a few board-specific patches.
> I m using following flag to cross compile X server :
> --host=arm-linux --enable-kdrive --disable-kdrive-vesa
> --disable-xephyr --disable-xorg --disable-xorgcfg --disable-dri
> --disable-glx --disable-ipv6 --disable-xglserver --disable-xglxserver
> --disable-xsdlserver --disable-xwinserver --disable-xnest
> --disable-xephyr --disable-dmx --enable-tslib --disable-xinput
> --enable-touchscreen
> I use following command to start Xfbdev :
> Xfbdev -screen 240x320x16 vt1 -br -fp /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc -fn
> fixed -fc fixed &
> While running the process gets started but it fails at
> InitAndStartDevices(). After that I am not able to run client programs
> on it.
> I guess it is not able to enable some input device ? What may be other reasons ?

Well, when it fails, surely it gives an error message, which will help

But, given your configure flags, it looks like you're using an older
version of xserver, and not passing any input devices.

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