[Buildroot] setting a driver in directfb through buildroot

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Aug 9 14:18:26 UTC 2010

Hello Anthony,

On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:05:25 +0100
anthony henderson <development at fair-games.com> wrote:

> I hope someone can help me out on this.
> I've compiled my rootfs in build root with directfb set.  I'm using a cirrus
> logic FB93xx, which as far as I can see it has a driver.  I can't see any
> way of setting the driver in make menuconfig.  I can however see in the
> directory buildroot/package/directfb a file called config.in.  Can I set
> here?  If so can anyone tell me what to put in for the EP93XX driver, I
> can't find anything documented?  I have tried setting from my ARM system
> using the directfb-config  with
> directfb-config --graphics=ep93xx.  This doesn't work.  I just says driver
> none.
> I think I need the correct driver as directfb examples are crashing with
> directfbcreate(&dfb) initialization error!

I've cooked the attached patch to allow a Buildroot option to enable
the DirectFB ep9x driver. Could you apply the patch to Buildroot, enable
the BR2_PACKAGE_DIRECTFB_EP9X option, and rebuild ?

Note: I haven't tested the patch, so it may not work.


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.
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