Integrate fbset in Android

Registered by Tony Mansson on 2012-01-10

When working with various boards and various graphics implementations it would be useful to be able to start Android with another screen resolution than the default. The small utility fbset makes it possible to list and change frame buffer characteristics.

Unfortunately Android does not support runtime changes in screen resolutions, but since it is possible to restart Android on a running kernel, the fbset utility might be useful to conveniently test graphics behavior.

setprop ctl.stop zygote
< fbset something new>
setprop ctl.start zygote

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Zach Pfeffer
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Tony Mansson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
milestone icon nearterm

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Meta:
Roadmap id: ANDROID2011-DEVTOOLS-1

Headline:
fbset is now available in Android builds.

Acceptance:
fbset works on all appropriate targets in a way that makes it possible to try different screen resolutions.

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Work Items

Work items:
Define work items: TODO

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