It started when I wanted to use the penguin logo at boot time on a Linux distro I was using . I looked for information on how to enable it and then i started to see lots of references to a "framebuffer device" but i never really understood it. I know that it is the "basic" graphics device for Linux wich does not use hardware acceleration. Is it enbled by the X? Or it is possible to use it without X? I am building my own linux distribuition with LFS (Linux From Scratch), actually i'm reading BLFS (Beyond Linux From Scratch) and i'm now installing X, does the fbdev driver has anything to do with it? Explain The whole framebuffer story to me please!