README.DirectFB
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:48:42 +0000
changeset 3663 bc50cd16bb07
parent 3023 d72a0dd80e8b
child 4636 b196d2758026
permissions -rw-r--r--
Moved the assertion tests to testplatform

SDL on DirectFB

Supports:

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

What you need:

DirectFB 1.0.1, 1.2.x, 1.3.0
Kernel-Framebuffer support: required: vesafb, radeonfb .... 
Mesa 7.0.x	   - optional for OpenGL

/etc/directfbrc

This file should contain the following lines to make
your joystick work and avoid crashes:
------------------------
disable-module=joystick
disable-module=cle266
disable-module=cyber5k
no-linux-input-grab
------------------------

To disable to use x11 backend when DISPLAY variable is found use

export SDL_DIRECTFB_X11_CHECK=0

To disable the use of linux input devices, i.e. multimice/multikeyboard support,
use

export SDL_DIRECTFB_LINUX_INPUT=0

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

export SDL_DIRECTFB_YUV_DIRECT=1

This is disabled by default. It will only support one 
YUV texture, namely the first. Every other YUV texture will be
rendered in software.

In addition, you may use (directfb-1.2.x)

export SDL_DIRECTFB_YUV_UNDERLAY=1

to make the YUV texture an underlay. This will make the cursor to
be shown.

Simple Window Manager
=====================

The driver has support for a very, very basic window manager you may
want to use when runnning with "wm=default". Use

export SDL_DIRECTFB_WM=1

to enable basic window borders. In order to have the window title rendered,
you need to have the following font installed:

/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSans.ttf

OPENGL Support
==============

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

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cd mesa 
make linux-directfb
make

echo Installing - please enter sudo pw.

sudo make install INSTALL_DIR=/usr/local/dfb_GL
cd src/mesa/drivers/directfb
make
sudo make install INSTALL_DIR=/usr/local/dfb_GL
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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/libGL.so.7

./testgl