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bug #50613: FIM does not render to virtual console framebuffer /dev/fb0 in VirtualBox

Submitter:  Zythyr <zythyr>
Submitted:  Wed 22 Mar 2017 09:10:16 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 07 Nov 2022 09:44:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Would be good to check if the problem exists with the other graphic modes: `-o aa` or `-o caca` or `-o dumb` (no graphics at all)...

dezperado <dezperado>
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Wed 22 Mar 2017 09:10:16 PM UTC, original submission:  


When using FIM in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I am unable to render desired images to the virtual console framebuffer. When I send the command to display my desired image, the entire console freezes. I have for force restart the system to get out of it. Below are the steps to reproduce:

1) Go to virtual console by pressing ctrl+alt+F1
2) Confirm if /dev/fb0 device exist by doing "ls /dev/fb*"
3) Execute the command: sudo fim full-circle.png -T 1 -d /dev/fb0
4) The entire console will freeze and no image will be rendered

This issue does NOT happen when running Ubuntu on an actual hardware system connected to a physical monitor. Also, this issue does NOT happen when using "fbi (fbida)".

Testing environment:
VirtualBox (on Windows 10) Version 5.1.14 r112924 (Qt5.6.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
FIM built from latest release fim-0.6-trunk.tar.gz (11-Mar-2017 11:21) https://download-mirror.savannah.gnu.org/releases/fbi-improved/

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file #40072:  full-circle.png added by zythyr (6KiB - image/png)
file #40073:  fim-vbox-gui-render.png added by zythyr (293KiB - image/png)
file #40074:  fim-version.png added by zythyr (515KiB - image/png)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-03-22 zythyr Attached File- Added fim-vbox-fb0-render-freeze.png, #40071
        Attached File- Added full-circle.png, #40072
        Attached File- Added fim-vbox-gui-render.png, #40073
        Attached File- Added fim-version.png, #40074

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