|01-14-2013, 10:58 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2011
Device: Kobo Glo and Aura HD
Low-level access to Kobo eink panel
I've started hacking on the screen level on the Kobo platform.
It seems all the code we need to drive the panel is in the kernel source, under linux-126.96.36.199/drivers/video/mxc; in particular the relevant files are attached to this post.
"epdfb_dc.c" is already compilable as a stand-alone program, provided you add a "main" function to it.
I'm trying to do something useful with those functions but I haven't figured out yet how to use them. I'm sharing the info in case someone else wants to work on this.
|01-14-2013, 07:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Device: Kobo Mini
_fb_gray_8to4 seems to convert a 8 bit buffer data object into a 4 bit one for older 4 bit kobos.
_fb_Gray4toRGB565 seems to convert it to RGB (why?)
_fb_Gray8toRGB565 as well but for a 8 bit FB
_fb_RGB565toGray4 as well but for a 4 bit FB
_fb_gray_4to8 Convert a gray 4 bit buffer to a 8 bit one for a kobo with a 8 bit FB
epdfbdc_create_ex2 seems to create a FB from a data stream?
epdfbdc_create_ex Does the above?
epdfbdc_create Does the above?
epdfbdc_delete destroys frame buffer
epdfbdc_fbimg_normallize normalizes a FB
_pixel_value_convert converts a pixel value (used for converting FB?)
_epdfbdc_get_dcimg_ptr ??? May convert image to FB?
_epdfbdc_get_img_pixelvalue_from_ptr get pixel data from pointer
_epdfbdc_set_dcpixel_at_ptr Change pixel data with pointer
_epdfbdc_get_img_pixelvalue Gets pixel values of whole image and returns them for use to print to screen?
_epdfbdc_set_pixel sets pixel in provided FB?
epdfbdc_put_fbimg push's image to frame buffer
epdfbdc_get_rotate_active checks if rotating FB
epdfbdc_set_pixel set pixel in FB
epdfbdc_get_dirty_region used for dirty region update method
epdfbdc_rotate rotates FB?
epdfbdc_set_host_dataswap Creates swap for FB?
epdfbdc_set_skip_pixel sets pixel to skip?
All of them also seem to put a debug out possibly on the internal serial connector. Probably for debug during development
|01-15-2013, 10:56 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nova Scotia
Device: Sony PRS-T2, Samsung Galaxy Ace IIx
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