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fbdump is a simple tool to capture snapshots from the Linux kernel framebuffer device and write them out as a PPM file. Currently, most packed-pixel framebuffer formats and the vga16 framebuffer are supported.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Mar 2007 11:47

    Release Notes: This release fixes a long-standing bug in the handling of color maps and adds support for 64-bit architectures.

    •  12 Aug 2003 09:57

      Release Notes: This release fixes bugs in the parsing of command-line options and when grabbing from 15-bit direct-colour display modes. Support for 16-, 24-, and 32-bit direct- colour modes has been added.

      •  20 Mar 2003 19:25

        Release Notes: This release adds some command line options to specify the framebuffer to grab from, to bring another VT to the foreground to grab from, and to specify a delay before grabbing. It will detach from its terminal when switching VT to properly support grabbing from another VT, which potentially can have a different resolution, depth, or palette.

        •  14 Mar 2003 08:48

          Release Notes: This release added partial support for static pseudo-color frame buffers, including the offb driver in 8-bit modes on cards without a supported palette hack.

          •  16 Feb 2003 09:45

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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