Package Details: fbpad-git r271.66eb566-1

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Package Base: fbpad-git
Description: A small linux framebuffer virtual terminal.
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Licenses: ISC
Conflicts: fbpad
Provides: fbpad
Submitter: Sara
Maintainer: aksr
Last Packager: aksr
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-10-08 12:31
Last Updated: 2018-02-21 07:00

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StackException commented on 2020-05-23 10:52


define TERM "xterm-kitty" or some other

to conf.h to fix compilation error. (thanks to ) (Upstream source doesn't have this problem, but requires font setting up to work).

Any idea why all I see is a blackscreen when I run fbpad ?

aksr commented on 2017-04-12 14:17

erez: You're right.

erez commented on 2017-04-12 09:57

bash, mutt and vim are not dependencies of fbpad and are not required by it in any sense, and should not be forced on the user.

brynr commented on 2015-11-15 23:28

make fails with the following message:

fbpad.c: In function ‘main’:
fbpad.c:337:14: error: ‘FBDEV’ undeclared (first use in this function)
if (fb_init(FBDEV)) {
fbpad.c:337:14: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
Makefile:7: recipe for target 'fbpad.o' failed
make: *** [fbpad.o] Error 1

It seems that the lines defining FBDEV are not present config.h from the sources, and this incomplete config is then copied into the src directory during the prepare stage, overwriting the complete config file from fbpad.git.

karol_007 commented on 2014-09-09 01:00

==> To use fbpad, read /usr/share/doc/fbpad/README.

$ ls -l /usr/share/doc/fbpad/README
ls: cannot access /usr/share/doc/fbpad/README: No such file or directory

There is /usr/share/doc/fbpad-git/README.

Sara commented on 2012-05-02 14:00

To use italic fonts with fbpad, add the following line to the PKGBUILD after line 24:

patch -p1 -i "${_gitname}-terminfo.diff" || return 1

where fbpad-terminfo.diff can be found here:

With my vim theme (solarized), I also had to add "export TERM_PROGRAM=fbpad" to my shellrc, and add fbpad to the terms_italic array (line 138 of the colorscheme file).

Sara commented on 2012-05-01 03:39

A "font set" consists of the regular, italic, and bold faces of a font. The latest git revision introduced font sets per terminal; [Mod]-'f i' activates the ith font set in the current term, where i in {0,..,4}. The advantage to this, as opposed to regular fonts, is that switching between fonts also changes the bold and/or italic text to match. Neat, right?

With the latest changes, the wiki is now a little outdated, but I can't get to updating it until after my finals. Let me know if issues arise.

Sara commented on 2012-04-29 15:14

When I said none of them obviously should be NULL, I meant none of them if it's a typeface you want to set. For instance, as I'm only using Monte Carlo, my config.h looks like this:

#define FR0 "/home/sara/.fonts/"
#define FI0 NULL
#define FB0 "/home/sara/.fonts/"
#define FR1 NULL
#define FI1 NULL
#define FB1 NULL
#define FR2 NULL
#define FI2 NULL
#define FB2 NULL

FR0 refers to the regular type face of the 0th font set, and similarly, I refers to the italic type face and B to the bold type face. I've set FI0 to NULL as Monte Carlo does not come in italic. If I enable a second font, replacing the NULLs corresponding to F{R|I|B}1 with /path/to/, then [Mod]-"f 1" will replace the font in my specific term with the 1th font.

Note that it's possible the configuration method will change again as the font branch (which the bold branch was rebased on) is still under development.

Sara commented on 2012-04-29 14:59

The latest git revision introduced some significant changes:

- Font sets: different typefaces can be enabled with keystrokes, and its regular, bold, and italic faces (any of which, though not all obviously, may be NULL) will all be loaded.
- Changes to ft2tf: Now, fonts, and all parameters other than the unicode glyphs to include are set at the command line. See `ft2tf -h` for more information, and examples can be found in /usr/share/doc/ft2tf/
- A new term launches when starting fbpad.
- Bug fixes.

This means that the wiki documentation is now slightly outdated, but I will be updating it as soon as humanly possible (I have finals upcoming).

Hope everyone enjoys the new features :).

Sara commented on 2011-11-26 22:46

There were just too many comments, and most of them were no longer relevant so I deleted them. This package now pulls the scrnsnap too, so you can have the best of both worlds. It merges very neatly, but if you have issues, please let me know.