16th May 06:42
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No, it's definitely possible, all you need is rw rights to your framebuffer
device node (/dev/fb0). Hell, it can even work in X11, if your framebuffer
console runs at the exact same resolution and color depth as X11.
Funny related story: One day I was at work and I tried running mplayer on my
home computer through SSH. I wanted to use the aalib driver, but forgot to
specify it on my commandline, so mplayer fallbacks on the framebuffer driver.
Oops. It quit it. Then, as I get home, I flip open my screen (it's a laptop),
and what do I see? The last frame of the video I tried playing through SSH
was still on my screen, because I left my computer in X11 and it didn't
redraw over since I stopped mplayer. Heh.
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