vbetool - run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name vbetool
Package version 1.1
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 60 B
Download size 10.51 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
vbetool uses lrmi in order to run code from the video BIOS. Currently, it
is able to alter DPMS states, save/restore video card state and attempt to
initialize the video card from scratch.


Package Version Architecture Repository
vbetool_1.1-2_amd64.deb 1.1 amd64 Debian Main
vbetool - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7-1
libpci3 -
libx86-1 >= 0.99-1
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package vbetool_1.1-2_i386.deb
Source Package vbetool

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vbetool deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vbetool




2009-01-08 - Bradley Smith <bradsmith@debian.org>
vbetool (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add lpia to architectures. Closes: #511241.
2008-12-31 - Bradley Smith <bradsmith@debian.org>
vbetool (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control
- New maintainer. Closes: #460059.
- Update Standards-Version to 3.8.0.
- Update compat version to 7 and upgrade debhelper Build-Depends.
- Correct Homepage field. Closes: #502167.
- Add Vcs-* fields.
- Restrict Architecture field to i386/amd64 arches. Closes: #341549.
* Tidy up debian/rules
* Fix watch file.
* Convert copyright to machine readable format.
* Add quilt patch system.
- 00_misc_fixes.diff - Move top srcdir changes to patch.
2008-05-04 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
vbetool (1.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload
* Don't build depend on zlib1g-dev
* Build depend on libx86-dev [amd64 i386]
* Fix FTBFS on kfreebsd-amd64. Closes: #424887
Patch by Petr Salinger
2008-05-03 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
vbetool (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload
Set maintainer to Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
* Build depends on libpci-dev. Closes: #478397
* Don't build with static libpci.a
* Non-native build
* Bumped debian/compat to 6
* Add homepage control header
* Add debian/watch
* Fix the following lintian issues:
W: vbetool source: ancient-standards-version 3.6.1 (current is 3.7.3)
2007-12-01 - Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org>
vbetool (1.0-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* New release taken from Ubuntu (Closes: #443568)
2007-03-02 - Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
vbetool (1.0-0ubuntu1) feisty; urgency=low
* Move to using libx86 (Closes: #420279)
2006-11-27 - Julien Cristau <julien.cristau@ens-lyon.org>
vbetool (0.7-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add zlib1g-dev to Build-Depends and -lz to LDFLAGS, as needed by newer
pciutils (closes: #396844).
2006-07-26 - Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
vbetool (0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Add copyright information. Closes: #375159
* Apply splitup patches to allow vbetool to be linked into S2ram 
binary (from Pavel Machek)
* Fix build for systems that don't use /usr/lib (from Stefan Seyfried)
* Increase size of mapped real-mode memory (from Bart Oldeman)
2006-06-30 - Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
vbetool (0.6-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build with static libpci.a since the dynamic one is deprecated. Closes: #374730
2006-03-15 - Paul Sladen <debian@paul.sladen.org>
vbetool (0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for parts of the VESA flat panel extension

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