1.15. Framebuffer support¶
barebox has support for framebuffer devices. Currently there is no console support
for framebuffers, so framebuffer usage is limited to splash screens only. barebox
supports BMP and PNG graphics using the splash (display a BMP or PNG splash image) command. barebox
currently has no support for backlights, so unless there is a board specific enable
hook for enabling a display it must be done manually with a script. Since barebox
has nothing useful to show on the framebuffer it doesn’t enable it during startup.
A framebuffer can be enabled with the
enable parameter of the framebuffer device:
Some framebuffer devices support different resolutions. These can be configured
mode_name parameter. See a list of supported modes using
A mode can only be changed when the framebuffer is disabled.
A typical script to enable the framebuffer could look like this:
#!/bin/sh SPLASH=/path/to/mysplash.png if [ ! -f $SPLASH ]; then exit 0 fi # first show splash splash /path/to/mysplash.png # enable framebuffer fb0.enable=1 # wait for signals to become stable msleep 100 # finally enable backlight gpio_direction_output 42 1
1.15.1. Framebuffer console¶
barebox has framebuffer console support which can be enabled with CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE.
When registered each framebuffer device gets a corresponding fbconsole device. The console
can be activated with
fbconsolex.active=oe. Depending on compile time options there are
different fonts available. These can be selected with the fbconsolex.font variable. To get a
list of fonts use