Is there any emulator or some other way to develop a program for my 320x480 Adafruit PiTFT screen (available as /dev/fb1) on my Linux Mint laptop?

The program currently gets images from Pi Camera, does some processing and displays the image with some info on the PiTFT, however to work on it I have to physically sit by the Pi to see the output. I would like to work on the processing part even when I'm away, using my laptop webcam and some frambuffer emulator.

Any ideas?


You can try to use Debian Stretch with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac. I don't know if it fit your needs, in particular accessing the hardware and framebuffer but I think it is worth to have a look at it.

  • Thanks for the suggestion but that only gives me ready access to the main screen (like HDMI on real RPi). It doesn't help much with a direct framebuffer access. Or am I missing something?
    – potom
    Nov 18 '18 at 23:04

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