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I'm guessing the answer to my question is in manipulating the kernel command line. But with what arguments? (and does the kernel have it's own fonts to be used on a FB device?)

The host is a ARM9 based embedded system with a 1-bit LCD screen.

This is a prelude question to: Naming a Frame buffer Device

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You would probably get a better answer for this question on superuser.com –  bta Jul 8 '10 at 17:20
    
Perhaps, but the follow-on questions are programming related ... –  Jamie Jul 8 '10 at 17:30

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It will use a USB keyboard if it's built with the USB HID and keyboard drivers. Passing video=XXX to the kernel tells it which framebuffer driver to load. See the kernel documentation in Documentation/fb/ for more details.

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So vga=XXX specifies /dev/fb0? or would I use vga=/dev/fb? –  Jamie Jul 8 '10 at 16:58
    
Sorry, that's for vesafb only. Answer updated. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 8 '10 at 17:17

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