framebuffer emulator

Adam Jackson ajax at
Thu Feb 11 11:14:26 PST 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 16:16 +0100, Luca Santini wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there a way to test and debug an app built to use /dev/fb0 into a
> window running on an accelerated X server instance?
> i have a running X session on my nvidia proprietary driven laptop, and
> i want to start a program built to use /dev/fb0 (that i currently
> haven't on my /dev !!!)

Not that I know of.

However, there is a 'vfb' driver for Linux that lets you create virtual
framebuffer devices, which would get you some of the way there.

- ajax
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