author Sam Lantinga <>
Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:51:19 +0000
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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 02:03:16 +0200 (CEST) From: couriersud To: Subject: Directfb driver for SDL1.3 Hi, the attachment contains a patch for a SDL1.3 directfb driver. It supports: - Renderer "directfb": Hardware acceleration as supported by the underlying directfb driver. With a radeon X850, testsprite2 runs at 50% to 70% of OpenGL (X11, dri) performance. Also supports hardware accelerated yuv overlays. This must be enabled by sett ing: export SDL_DIRECTFB_YUV_DIRECT=1 - Renderer "opengl" Supports software opengl using mesa opengl (make linux-directfb). Some more information may be found in README.DirectFB There will certainly still be some bugs, and there is some debug code around. When I find some time, I will compile against directfb-0.9.25 as distributed with ubuntu 7.04. The diff also contains a fix for SDL_LockYUVOverlay fixing a bug in *pixels and pitches initialization. Kind regards, couriersud

SDL on DirectFB


- Hardware YUV overlays
- OpenGL - software only
- 2D/3D accelerations (depends on directfb driver)

What you need:

DirectFB 1.0.0 - required
Kernel-Framebuffer support: required: vesafb, radeonfb .... 
Mesa 7.0.x	   - optional for OpenGL

As of this writing 20070810 you need to pull Mesa from git and do the following:

cd mesa 
make linux-directfb

echo Installing - pleaser enter sudo pw.

sudo make install INSTALL_DIR=/usr/local/dfb_GL
cd src/mesa/drivers/directfb
sudo make install INSTALL_DIR=/usr/local/dfb_GL

To run the SDL - testprograms:

export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=directfb
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/dfb_GL/lib
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/dfb_GL/


To use hardware accelerated YUV-overlays for YUV-textures, use:


This is disabled by default. It will only support one concurrent 
overlay and may behave strange if not used with SDL_CreateYUvOverlay
from SDLcompat.c.