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doubt in frame buffer using with RHEL 6.0



Hi All,
I'm using an i5 core with builtin graphics accelerator GMA-HD running on an RHEL 6.0 OS. I needed to test the graphics acceleration capabilities of the graphics driver(which I found out was i915 in my PC). I used the following code(which I got from the internet ) for writing to framebuffer.



/*******************************************************/
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <linux/fb.h>
#include <sys/mman.h>

int main()
{
        int fbfd = 0;
        struct fb_var_screeninfo vinfo;
        struct fb_fix_screeninfo finfo;
        long int screensize = 0;
        //char *fbp = 0;
        char *fbp = 0;
        int x = 0, y = 0;
        long int location = 0;
        int count ;

        /* Open the file for reading and writing */
        fbfd = open("/dev/fb0", O_RDWR);
        if (!fbfd) {
                printf("Error: cannot open framebuffer device.\n");
                exit(1);
        }
        printf("The framebuffer device was opened successfully.\n");
     /* Get fixed screen information */
        if (ioctl(fbfd, FBIOGET_FSCREENINFO, &finfo)) {
               printf("Error reading fixed information.\n");
                exit(2);
        }

        /* Get variable screen information */
        if (ioctl(fbfd, FBIOGET_VSCREENINFO, &vinfo)) {
                printf("Error reading variable information.\n");
                exit(3);
        }

        /* Figure out the size of the screen in bytes */
        screensize = vinfo.xres * vinfo.yres * vinfo.bits_per_pixel / 8;
        printf("\nScreen size is %d",screensize);
        printf("\nVinfo.bpp = %d",vinfo.bits_per_pixel);
//      printf("\nFinfo.bpp = %d",finfo.bits_per_pixel);


        /* Map the device to memory */
fbp = (char *)mmap(0, screensize, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED,fbfd, 0);
        if ((int)fbp == -1) {
printf("Error: failed to map framebuffer device to memory.\n");
                exit(4);
        }
printf("The framebuffer device was mapped to memory successfully.\n");


        x = 100; y = 100; /* Where we are going to put the pixel */

        /* Figure out where in memory to put the pixel */
location = (x+vinfo.xoffset) * (vinfo.bits_per_pixel/8) + (y+vinfo.yoffset) * finfo.line_length;
        for(count = 1 ;count < 100 ;count++)
        {
                *(fbp + location) = 255;    /* Some blue */
                *(fbp + location + count) = 0; /* A little green */
                *(fbp + location + count + 1) = 0; /* A lot of red */
                *(fbp + location + count + 2) = 0; /* No transparency */
        }
        munmap(fbp, screensize);
        close(fbfd);
        return 0;
}
/*************************************************************************/

After running the above code no change was found on display but ' cat /dev/fb0 ' showed some data.
Could someone explain why nothing was seen on screen?
(I also found that fb0 correspond to the frame buffer 'inteldrmfb' .)

Regards,
ShibuThomas




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