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    Writing to the frame buffer?

    Okay, so I have this embedded linux package that's running on some ARM hardware.

    I've noticed that a bash script is run on start up that writes some binary to /dev/fb0 to produce a splash image for the hardware.

    I have no background in anything dealing with frame buffers or anything like that, but is there an easy way to write my own file for this sort of thing? Or a tutorial out there explaining it a bit more. Or am I way in over my head on this one?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    How far over your head depends upon what you know, how much research you are willing to undertake, and how much experience you have with hardware (video in this case). Your system provider should have some documentation on how you can do this.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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