[lug] Console video?

Mike Loseke mike at verinet.com
Mon Jan 17 18:42:01 MST 2000

Thus spake socket at peakpeak.com:
> After spending a while cruising around and not quite finding what I'm
> looking for, I finally decided it'd be worth asking here...
> Does anyone know of a non-X image viewer?  I have a 486 laptop that I
> use for taking notes in class and writing papers, is very limited on
> hard drive space (thus, no X) and have been wondering if there's a way
> I could view a VGA image (gif, jpeg) on console.  It's running an
> ancient slackware system and I'm running 2.0.36, but I suppose I could
> go to a newer 2.2 system if I had to use framebuffer... I'd like to
> avoid that if I can, since I have 8 megs of real memory on it...
> Maybe something based on svgalib would suffice, but that seems
> excessive, since my laptop is really limited to the most basic VGA
> 256-shades-of-grey.  svgalib doesn't seem to be used for much.

 Sounds like a job for zgv! I used to use it before the 1.0 kernels came
out and somewhere around where I discovered xv. freshmeat.net has some
info on it. I haven't used it in ages though.

   Mike Loseke    | One of life's best joys is putting the little 
 mike at verinet.com | rubber feet on a new piece of networking gear.

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