Photon graphics server subsystem


io-graphics [-aCehLlv] [-c file]
            [-d vid=vid,did=did[,deviceindex=index]*]
            [-f global|local|none ] [-n name] [-P priority]
            [-p num_points] [-w size]

Runs on:



Enable anti-aliasing on polylines (currently only for diagonal lines of width 1). This anti-aliasing is only for CRT or LCD (video) targets, not printer targets.
Allocate all client-side surfaces for CPU Fast Access.

You should use this option in a system that uses a rotation module, since access to the framebuffer is required; without this option, access is made over the bus, introducing serious latency. Some performance will be lost when a rotation module isn't loaded, but the benefits drastically outweigh the drawbacks.

-c file
The configuration file to load. The default is /etc/system/config/display.conf. For more information about this file, see the documentation for io-display.
-d vid=<vid> did=<did> [, deviceindex=<index>]
The driver_options are:
The PCI Vendor ID of the graphics device.
The PCI Device ID of the graphics device.
The device index.
Don't emit an expose event when a Photon region is created.
-f mode
Set the mode of operation for the font service; one of the following values:
Run the global font server.
Run the local font server.
Connect to an existing font server. This mode is useful if you run a standalone font server.
For HW Wait Idle calls, wait only for the specified video card; the default behavior is to wait for all cards in use.
Force a PHOOK module (see the phook option in the configuration file for io-display) to initialize, even though the GPU driver was written with non-linear framebuffer access. Some PHOOK modules refuse to initialize if the framebuffer isn't linear. There are some GPU drivers that are written with a non-linear interface, even though the framebuffer is linear, and this option is provided to accommodate those GPU drivers.
(“el”) Prevent other layers from attaching to a layer used by Photon (lock it).
-n name
Specify the Photon server name. Default is /dev/photon.
-P priority
The priority at which to start io-graphics (default: 12).
-p num_points
Render layer number of polygon points (default 2048).
Be verbose.
-w size
Set the buffer size for the render library workspace (default: 300 KB). The size can include a case-insensitive suffix of K or M.


The io-graphics command starts a graphics driver.

io-graphics configuration options

The io-graphics utility configuration options are contained within the io-display. Refer to the io-display documentation for more information about io-graphics configuration options.


The devg-* drivers generally require and at runtime.

Environment variables:

If this environment variable exists, io-graphics does not run an internal font server. You should set this environment variable for systems that have remote clients accessing font services on the host machine (e.g. phindows, phditto).

See also:

io-display, dispconf