[Interest] curiosity killed the cat, or the linuxfb QPA

Christian Gagneraud chgans at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 23:37:41 CET 2018

On 7 January 2018 at 11:01, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Curiosity really killed the cat here, or at least my previous Linux uptime. I fired up a demo app with -platform linuxfb just to see. Nothing happened while under my X11 session so I logged in on a virtual console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and tried again. I had to trigger a reboot remotely to get my screen back.
> Is there any use to this QPA on regular systems or is it only of interest on certain (embedded?) set-ups?

I haven't used linuxfb on PC in a while...
It used to work, but i wouldn't be surprised if systemd is messing up there.
If you're a Linux-savy, you could try to boot your computer with
init=/bin/bash and try again. you might have to setup lot of things

My 2 cents.


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