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I get something like:

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| DirectFB 1.2.10 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        (c) 2001-2008  The world wide DirectFB Open Source Community
        (c) 2000-2004  Convergence (integrated media) GmbH

(*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2010-06-30 18:13) 
(*) Direct/Memcpy: Using Generic 64bit memcpy()
(!) Direct/Util: opening '/dev/fb0' and '/dev/fb/0' failed
    --> No such file or directory
(!) DirectFB/FBDev: Error opening framebuffer device!
(!) DirectFB/FBDev: Use 'fbdev' option or set FRAMEBUFFER environment variable.
(!) DirectFB/Core: Could not initialize 'system_core' core!
    --> Initialization error!
Could not initialize graphics driver directfb:
Initialization error!

when I launch (i.e.):

$ links2 -driver directfb

Any ideas?

It's a brand new thing for me, maybe I'm misunderstanding some basic concepts.

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You need to load the appropriate frame buffer module for your video card first.

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Can you be more specific (examples, howtos)? I've got an ATI video card. – cYrus Sep 5 '10 at 23:36
modprobe radeonfb – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Sep 6 '10 at 0:01
Tried that, same issue. The device /dev/fb0 still doesn't exist. – cYrus Sep 6 '10 at 17:07

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