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Does anybody know of an image viewer (other than fbi) capable of displaying images (PNG,MNG,XPM,JPEG) in a console and terminal? Thanks....
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    console/terminal image viewer


    Does anybody know of an image viewer (other than fbi) capable of displaying images (PNG,MNG,XPM,JPEG) in a console and terminal? Thanks.

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    My problem with fbi was that it only viewed images as root. I now added myself to the video group and fbi works like a charm. But what do I use to view images in a terminal? Thanks.

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    Try ZGV.
    It doesn't need frame buffer, but you need to have a SVGA compatible display (most people do).

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    I like dfbsee:

    directfb.org | Development

    It just requires framebuffer enabled, which most distros use nowadays for the bootsplash and that kind of useless stuff. So, it's more than probable that you already have it enabled anyway.

    ZGV doesn't need fb, but it does need svgalib, which is another kernel module that will be loaded uselessly wasting some more ram (not that is is bad, but if you already have fb then you don't need another graphics drivers loaded).

    The choice is yours.

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