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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?

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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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