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fbterm (fast framebuffer based terminal emulator for linux)

FbTerm is a fast terminal emulator for linux with the frame buffer
device or a VESA video card.

fbterm supports the mouse (provided gpm is running) and is able to
share the console with (some) other applications, such as "mplayer
-vo fbdev2". It also uses the same fonts as X, and renders them with
lovely antialiasing like modern X terminals. fbterm has *much* better
Unicode support than the plain Linux framebuffer console.

Also included is a handy utility called checkfb, which simply checks
for the presence and usability of the framebuffer device, and shows
its resolution and bit depth.

This package uses POSIX filesystem capabilities to execute with
elevated privileges (required for keyboard shortcuts and console
redirection). This may be considered a security risk. Please read for more information. To disable
capabilities, pass SETCAP=no to the script. See also the SECURITY
NOTES section in the fbterm man page.

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: FrameBuffer,terminal emulator,term,fbterm
ChangeLog: fbterm


Source Downloads:
fbterm-1.8.tar.gz (40c36b28488ae8e33a76332fe429aed9)

Download SlackBuild:
fbterm.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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