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readme.md

SFML-Pi

This library allows the use of SFML on Linux-based systems (including Raspberry Pis) WITHOUT the use of X11. It supports two options for achieving this: One is to use direct rendering manager/kernel mode setting (DRM/KMS). The other is specific to Raspberry Pi 0-3 systems and involves using the RPi's legacy "DISPMANX" drivers.

This software should be considered experimental. It has a number of known limitations. It might work if you only need a single fullscreen window. UDEV is used for the handling of keyboard, mouse and touch input, and appropriate permissions to /dev/input/event* are required for input handling to work correctly.

Instructions for the DRM/KMS version:

Step 1: Install the SFML dependencies on your system

  • See: http://www.sfml-dev.org/tutorials/2.4/compile-with-cmake.php

  • Install the libraries required for building SFML on Linux (other than the x11 ones... x11, xrandr, xcb*).

  • Also install the following additional libraries: "drm-dev", "gbm-dev" and "EGL-dev"

  • The command to do this on a debian-based system will look something like this:

sudo apt-get install cmake libflac-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libjpeg8-dev libfreetype6-dev libudev-dev libdrm-dev libgbm-dev libegl1-mesa-dev

Step 2: Build the "DRM" version of SFML-Pi

  • From the source directory for sfml-pi, run cmake with the '-DSFML_DRM=1' parameter.
  • Once cmake runs successfully, compile using 'make' and then 'sudo make install' and 'sudo ldconfig'
  • The commands will look something like this:
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DSFML_DRM=1
make -j4
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig

This version uses OpenGL by default. If you want to use OpenGL ES instead, add the '-DSFML_OPENGL_ES=1' parameter when you run cmake in the instructions above.

SFML-Pi will autodetect the display device, mode and refresh rate to use with drm. You can override the default behaviour with the the following environment variables:

  • Set "SFML_DRM_DEVICE" to indicate the device you want to use.
  • Set "SFML_DRM_MODE" to indicate the video mode you want to use.
  • Set "SFML_DRM_REFRESH" to request a specific refresh rate.
  • Set "SFML_DRM_DEBUG" for a console print out of the mode and rate settings used.

Instructions for the (RPi 0-3) DISPMANX version:

Step 1: Install the SFML dependencies on your system

sudo apt-get install cmake libflac-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libopenal-dev libjpeg8-dev libfreetype6-dev libudev-dev libraspberrypi-dev

Step 2: Build the "DISPMANX" version of SFML-Pi

  • From the source directory for sfml-pi, run cmake with the '-DSFML_RPI=1' parameter.
  • Once cmake runs successfully, compile using 'make' and then 'sudo make install' and 'sudo ldconfig'
  • The commands will look something like this:
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DSFML_RPI=1 -DEGL_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/vc/include -DEGL_LIBRARY=/opt/vc/lib/libbrcmEGL.so -DGLES_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/vc/include -DGLES_LIBRARY=/opt/vc/lib/libbrcmGLESv2.so
make -j4
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig

Note: if you are using a Pi firmware older than 1.20160921-1, please replace "libbrcmEGL.so" and "libbrcmGLESv2" with the old names, "libEGL.so" and "libGLESv2".

This mode uses OpenGL ES

More Info

Please consult the SFML readme for more info: readme-original.md

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