Running links in the framebuffer - it runs but I can't see it
I've been trying to do this out of curiosity. I wanted to see what framebuffer graphics looked like. But so far I haven't succeeded.
I can create a framebuffer device /dev/fb0 by loading a driver module (I've been using vga16, which is a general-purpose one that is supposed to work on most graphics chips). Then, if I chmod it so that I can read and write to it as a normal user, I can launch links in graphical mode without getting any errors. But the weird thing is that it doesn't show the page I requested; it shows the console instead.
I can see that it's a framebuffer console, not the normal one, because the colours are quite different and much brighter. If I interrupt or kill links, the normal virtual console comes back.
At first I thought that links might have opened a new virtual console to show its own pages but I checked them all and none of them was showing links. Just what is going on here?