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Forcing Linux framebuffer size

I have an HDMI display that has a 1280x800 resolution. When I plug it into my (Arch Linux) laptop, it works fine, no questions asked. But when I plug it into my i.MX6 ARM development board, Linux ...
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How to make the linux framebuffer console narrower?

I've just a installed a Debian Wheezy box (Debian 7.0rc1). By default, the console is displayed using the frame buffer, and due to a certain hardware setup I won't go into, this comes out too wide on ...
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image format the same as /dev/fb0

Just wondering... Is there an image format that is the same as /dev/fb0? So that dd if=the_image of=/dev/fb0 would display the image? Thanks in advance.
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can I display a JPG or PNG to the framebuffer (/dev/fb*)?

I know I can capture the framebuffer in linux using something like cp /dev/fb0 ~/myimage and re-display that by coping back to the device like so cp ~/myimage /dev/fb0. What format is the framebuffer ...
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Arch Linux frame buffer changes?

I have an old computer running on P4 processor and ATI Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE] graphics card. Whenever I quit any window manager, the screen goes blank, but it still accepts input i.e. I can ...
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How to improve performance of mplayer with libcaca?

I'm using mplayer and libcaca on Gentoo. My framebuffer (uvesafb) is running at 1920x1200 (I don't know how many characters that is) and mplayer has problems filling up the screen, so video and audio ...
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Use high resolution (same as desktop) in Linux virtual consoles

I want to use 1920x1080 in the virtual consoles, with: Debian Squeeze; proprierary ATI drivers. Switching back to the open source drivers, it works automatically, but I got no clue with these ...
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How do I instruct the kernel to use a USB keyboard and FB device as it's boot console?

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 ...
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Change Linux console screen blanking behavior

How do I change the screen blanking behavior on Linux virtual terminals? For example, if I switch to a VT from X, login, and leave the system alone for 5 minutes or so, the screen will blank like a ...
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framebuffer not available. How to install the device /dev/fb/0 on Ubuntu?

I am trying to run an application that uses framebuffer on 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu. All I need to do is to install a framebuffer device to get rid of the following error: /dev/fb/0: No such ...
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Problem setting command-line console resolution. vbeinfo in grub2 does not report all resolutions

I have a Asus EEE PC 1005P which I installed a Command-line system on using the Alternate Installer CD of Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Altough I think this is a general linux and grub2 question. I do not have ...
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Change Linux Console's Default Monitor

Is there any way to specify which monitor the console is displayed on in Linux? Details: I have a 3 monitor setup with 2 video cards. When I boot the computer, the BIOS displays on the PCI graphics ...