Robbert Haarman



This page contains information on how to program for the Linux kernel.


The Linux framebuffer is the graphics subsystem built into the Linux kernel. It provides simple, direct access to the graphics hardware.

Framebuffer HOWTO

The Framebuffer HOWTO provides extensive information on how to get the framebuffer set up on your computer. Unfortunately, it looks like it hasn't been updated for a while, and information on some platforms is still missing.

Enabling the Linux Framebuffer

Here, you will find concise information about setting up the Linux framebuffer, as well as a little test program that shows how to access the framebuffer from C.