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|0002568||NetSurf||Framebuffer-specific||public||2017-10-25 10:15||2020-04-18 23:47|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002568: Netsurf-fb: Unable to initialize framebuffer|
|Description||I cannot run netsurf on virtual tty (i am able to run in virtual console).|
Running from tty:
Unable to init SDL: unable to open mouse
Unable to initialize framebuffer
|Steps To Reproduce||The package was build from sources on main site, then compiled with make TARGET=netsurf install.|
|Additional Information||Linux localhost 4.13.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 14 20:13:26 CEST 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux|
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(0.000001) utils/log.c:263 nslog_init: NetSurf version '3.7 (15th October 2017)'
(0.000050) utils/log.c:274 nslog_init: NetSurf on <Linux>, node <localhost>, release <4.13.7-1-ARCH>, version <#1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 14 20:13:26 CEST 2017>, machine <x86_64>
(0.000084) utils/messages.c:212 messages_add_from_file: Loading Messages from '/share/netsurf/Messages'
(0.000687) content/handlers/image/image_cache.c:432 image_cache_init: Image cache initialised with a limit of 3145728 hysteresis of 629145
(0.000705) render/html_css_fetcher.c:65 html_css_fetcher_initialise: html_css_fetcher_initialise called for x-ns-css
(0.000779) content/fetchers/curl.c:1444 fetch_curl_register: curl_version libcurl/7.56.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0f zlib/1.2.11 libpsl/0.18.0 (+libicu/59.1) libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1
(0.001928) utils/useragent.c:69 user_agent_build_string: Built user agent "NetSurf/3.7 (Linux)"
(0.001939) content/fetchers/curl.c:1532 fetch_curl_register: cURL linked against openssl
(0.001946) content/fetchers/curl.c:159 fetch_curl_initialise: Initialise cURL fetcher for http
(0.001953) content/fetchers/curl.c:159 fetch_curl_initialise: Initialise cURL fetcher for https
(0.001958) content/fetchers/data.c:61 fetch_data_initialise: fetch_data_initialise called for data
(0.001974) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for adblock.css
(0.001983) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for default.css
(0.001991) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for internal.css
(0.001999) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for quirks.css
(0.002010) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for credits.html
(0.002018) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for licence.html
(0.002026) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for welcome.html
(0.002034) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for maps.html
(0.002047) content/fetchers/resource.c:288 fetch_resource_initialise: redirect url for netsurf.png
(0.002069) content/llcache.c:3366 llcache_initialise: llcache initialising with a limit of 9437184 bytes
(0.002078) frontends/framebuffer/gui.c:469 process_cmdline: argc 1, argv 0x7fff112949b8
Unable to init SDL: Unable to open mouse
(0.013271) frontends/framebuffer/framebuffer.c:609 framebuffer_initialise: Unable to initialise nsfb surface
Unable to initialise framebuffer
Alastair Hughes (reporter)
This is probably because the netsurf process has insufficient permissions to access the device. Try running as root. If that fixes the issue, changing /dev/input/mouse to be readable by the netsurf process should be an OK temporary fix.
To be clear I don't think this is a netsurf issue - this needs to be fixed with a (say) udev rule or group membership change.
I just compiled 3.7 version with TARGET=framebuffer and run nsfb with sudo at non-X console. Now I have slighly different message:
Message translations failed to load.
Unable to set video: Couldn't set console screen info.
Unable to initialize framebuffer.
The message about the mouse is gone, but now something is wrong with screen info.
Some additional information which may be usefull.
As a comparison, I opened video with mplayer in non-X console with '-vo fbdev' option. It didn't played with following error:
VO: [fbdev] 640x480 => 640x480 BGRA
FATAL: cannot initialize video driver.t
However, it playes perfectly with '-vo fbdev2'. Fbdev2 as alternative framebuffer backend. I do not now which frontend uses netsurf, but it may use the non-working one.
Alastair Hughes (reporter)
Does the sdl backend for mplayer work?
A google suggests that this could be caused by the monitor not supporting the default 800x600 resolution (set in http://source.netsurf-browser.org/libnsfb.git/tree/src/surface/surface.c#n47). Perhaps try changing that to the normal size of the monitor?
Like OP, I seem to be having difficulty initializing the nsfb surface on my raspberry pi 3B+.
See uploaded file for output of nsfb -v -b 16
It's the same whether run from a terminal emulator or tty or use sudo.
|2017-10-25 10:15||mxfm||New Issue|
|2017-10-25 10:24||mxfm||Note Added: 0001680|
|2018-04-16 05:27||Alastair Hughes||Note Added: 0001748|
|2018-04-16 06:14||mxfm||Note Added: 0001749|
|2018-04-16 06:20||mxfm||Note Added: 0001750|
|2018-04-16 08:20||Alastair Hughes||Note Added: 0001751|
|2018-04-21 10:30||Vincent Sanders||Assigned To||=> Vincent Sanders|
|2018-04-21 10:30||Vincent Sanders||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2019-05-06 14:14||Vincent Sanders||Assigned To||Vincent Sanders =>|
|2020-04-18 23:47||Alan||File Added: nsfb_rpi_tty|
|2020-04-18 23:47||Alan||Note Added: 0002183|