Framebugger is a software program made to display static images on a framebuffer device. This could be useful when using a display with no official driver support. While this may seem like an exercise in futility, there are many practical uses for something like this. For example, at work, we have used this software to create status signs. Hanging outside of each person’s office is a small 7″ display, showing a picture that is representative of the occupant’s location (e.g. a welcome mat when they’re inside, or a conference room when they’re in a meeting). The picture can be easily overlayed with text since it uses the GD library.

This project is hosted by sourceforge. You can access the main project page here:

Or, just go straight to the subversion repository here:

I hope that others can find this software useful!