Package Details: fbpad-git r296.1d8d9f6-1

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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: 2021-10-23 08:50

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Sara commented on 2011-11-21 01:49

From my testing, it appears that both the updated terminfo and the
following line in your shell rc file are needed in order to not get
wierd escape characters from popping up in dvtm:


Also, if you add a keybinding for dvtm, you'll need to use the
following script to make sure it launches with color. It'll work for
zsh users:

zsh -i -c dvtm

Sara commented on 2011-11-21 00:06

Updated the terminfo to fix a rendering bug in dvtm.

Sara commented on 2011-11-20 18:41

Updated the terminfo to agree with the instructions in the upstream README.

Sara commented on 2011-11-19 22:01

Minor update to PKGBUILD.

Sara commented on 2011-11-17 08:03

Also, if you want to use the patch I posted earlier, you need to copy the
scrsnap.c and scrsnap.h files from the scrsnap branch, put them in the
same directory as the PKGBUILD, add the three files to the source
array, and add these lines below the line that copies the config.h:

cp ${srcdir}/scrsnap.c scrsnap.c
cp ${srcdir}/scrsnap.h scrsnap.h
patch -p1 -i "${srcdir}/${_gitname}-scrsnap.diff" || return 1

Sara commented on 2011-11-17 07:57

Added a terminfo for fbpad-256 (for 256 color support).

Sara commented on 2011-11-14 01:38

Changed the default branch to the "bold" branch, which supports bold
fonts and 256 colors. (Finally, we have an alternative to fbterm!) If
you want to also use the features from the scrsnap branch (namely,
having graphical things, like fbpdf, saved into memory so that when
you switch terms, switching back to fbpdf restores the image
instantly), I've made a patch that will add the scrsnap functions to

Here's the patch (it has tab characters because the original C file
has tab characters):

Sara commented on 2011-11-01 04:17

Just fixed the pkgrel line.

Sara commented on 2011-10-28 20:57

Updated the PKGBUILD to use the scrsnap branch, which is really neat because it saves the contents of the framebuffer when you switch tags. i.e. if you have
multiple PDFs open, and you switch from one to another, you won't have to do Ctrl-L to make it reload because it's still visible, as it would be if you
switched windows in X. I don't know of another framebuffer virtual term with this feature.

Remember to modify the config.h before you build this.

Sara commented on 2011-10-09 23:23

This a terminal emulator much like fbterm, except that it is more barebones in that it supports only 16 colors and at the moment does not support gpm
(the mouse appears, but you can't select anything and when you mouse over text, the text is wiped off, and is only repainted by doing Ctrl-L). I like it very
much though, and you can use any TTF font you like so long as you convert it to a tiny font, using the ft2tf package that's also in the AUR. After creating
the font, supply the full path to the font file in your config.h in the TINYFONT variable.

Also, to convert Monte Carlo properly, you will need to change the WIDTHDIFF in ft2tf.c to "0" instead of "1". Other fonts might also require similar tweaks
to the WIDTHDIFF and HEIGHTDIFF variables, but I have not tested them.

To copy text, the author has suggested using the screenshot command (Ctrl-S), which by default saves the text currently visible on the screen to a text file,
which then can be manipulated from there.

Let me know if other questions arise.