Displaying a bit map file on the beagleboard

Hi all,

I am new to the Linux in general. I need help to learn how to display an 18 bit color bit map file in u-boot in Beagleboard. I also need help how to create an 18 bit color BMP file. Do we use GIMP and save it as a header file? Please help.


You are right, you can save the BMP file as header and use it refresh the frame buffer.

best regard!

Dear Robin,

Thank you for replying to my post. I am sorry I was away for a while and I missed your reply. Let me ask you this question please. If I save it as a header file but how do I specify it in GIMP that save the image in 18 bit color?



Hi John,

Did you get success in your problem.? i get stuck at same point…


Hi Vincen,

Sorry I was not checking my email. I missed yours. What is your question that I might be able to help you.