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Framebuffer [/dev/fb*]

willytheworm Posts: 13
edited January 2015 in Drivers

I recently moved from debian to Ubuntu 14.04 and realized, that I have no framebuffer device located at "/dev/fb0". I already uncommented the vesafb driver from the framebuffer-blacklist and updated initramfs, however I do not know how to get access to the fb0 device (it does not show up in "/dev") .

It would be nice If you could help :)


  • joel2001k
    Download your kernel source code look at the video driver source code you're using. Then figure out major and minor device number and do:
    mknod /dev/fb0 c [MAJOR MINOR]


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