Xorg over Linux vfb Problem

Leandro Galvez galvez.andy at cassis-intl.com
Wed Nov 12 17:44:57 PST 2008

Hi all,

    Thanks for your prompt replies guys. I did turn on "Virtual Terminal" in my device drivers and I also enabled "Support for console on virtual terminal". By the way I am using the prebuilt binaries from armel debian release as building the X system from scratch together with all its required libraries requires a great amount of effort and time. Is this SwitchVT that I have to look into inside one of the scripts in the binary release? Hope you guys can help me out of this mess.

Thanks and best regards,
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Leandro Galvez 
  To: xorg at lists.freedesktop.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 7:03 PM
  Subject: Xorg over Linux vfb Problem

  Hi All,

      I am trying to run Xorg on my arm target device. It has no physical display device so I just enabled linux virtual framebuffer. But when I try to run the xserver, I get the message "Cannot open virtual console 2". How do I get rid of this fatal error message preventing me to startup the Xorg server. Attached is my configuration file and the log file created by running "Xorg :98 -nolisten tcp". Did I miss anything? Or is it just my command line? What is this virtual console anyway? Do I need to map my fb0 to it and how? Hope somebody can help me here.
      By the way, I am not using Xvfb as I still want other applications to bypass the X window system. So I am using Linux virtual frame buffer module, not the Xvfb"

  Thanks and best regards,


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