Install kmscon on Ubuntu Linux

Kmscon is a simple terminal emulator based on linux kernel mode setting (KMS). It is an attempt to replace the in-kernel VT implementation with a userspace console. It is similar to the in-kernel terminal-emulator and is based on DRM. Listed below is the procedure to install kmscon in ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install libgles2-mesa-dev libgbm-dev libegl1-mesa-dev libdrm-dev libglib2.0-dev libfreetype6-dev
git clone
sudo ./kmscon --switchvt

The last command will start kmscon on /dev/tty8.

1 comment

  1. I ran it and it said:

    $ sudo ./kmscon –switchvt
    [0000.000000] NOTICE: kmscon Build #1…

    but nothing runs on the new VT, no shell, nothing, only a blinking cursor… how could I log into it?


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