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    How do I enable graphics in Links?

    First off, sorry if this post doesn't meet the forums requirements - I tried to find the appropriate subforum but this is my first post. I just recently started using Linux, still on Ubuntu.

    I've been using Links and Lynx to browse the internet occasionally and I noticed there is a graphics flag but when I use it it says "Graphics not enabled when compiling." How do I fix that?

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    I've been using Links and Lynx to browse the internet occasionally and I noticed there is a graphics flag
    Where? For what? Links? or Lynx? or both?

    This might help? From the link below:
    Lynx cannot inherently display various types of non-text content on the web, such as images and video,[2] but it can launch external programs to handle it, such as an image viewer or a video player.
    Lynx (web browser) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Don't know how accurate this information might be.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Between what you and Yancek say, I think you could download the Lynx source, reconfigure it to support external graphics tools, and rebuild it. What system are you running, and what are your hardware specifications (CPU, RAM, Disc capacity, etc)?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Opening Image In elinks in my Distro

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    You need to download the source and compile it like this:

    ./configure --enable-graphics
    make install

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    The Ubuntu package links2 is the one with built in graphics support.

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