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wr3ck3d 08-01-2003 03:09 PM

w3m in framebuffer console?
 
Just started to use w3m yesterday and have a question about viewing images. Inline images show up but i cant view a full screen image. For example, if you go here and go to the All Things Unix forum, then look at the "Its august already" thread. There are thumbnails of desktop screenshots. The thumnails show up fine, but if i click on it it should show me a full size version. I get some net activity, but nothing happens in the end. If i try in X it works. Can anyone get it to work?

Also, someone told me they use zgv for their image viewer but if i put 'zgv' in the 'externel command to view images' box in options no images show up what so ever.

Maybe someone that uses w3m in frambuffer can help out -thanks

Corin 08-01-2003 04:24 PM

Have you first tried using zgv on its own to view some image files?

slakmagik 08-01-2003 04:38 PM

In X I double click and a full-screen xv pops up with the image in it. In console, I get nothing either. zgv is a separate program - do you have that? I don't have it, so can't test it. So download zgv, I guess.

PS - a direct link would *really* help.

-- See - somebody posted before me while I was hunting down the link. :p

Corin 08-01-2003 04:52 PM

If you do not have zgv installed, then how do you expect it to work from within w3m?

Do you have a browser installed on your system?

If you do not, how come you are able to access this site?

Since you do have a browser installed, why not try using Google

www.google.COM

or

your favorite search engine

or

http://www.alltheweb.com/advanced?c=...o-8859-1&l=any

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Description

zgv is a picture viewer with a thumbnail-based file selector, for the Linux console (it uses svgalib

http://www.svgalib.org/rus/zgv/

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slakmagik 08-01-2003 05:14 PM

I was guessing he thought zgv was an option on w3m. He obviously has a browser because he's having trouble with one. :) I don't use it regularly myself but if I ever fubar X or Mozilla, that's my backup choice by far.

Corin 08-01-2003 05:17 PM

Digiot : A thousand pardons!

I misinterpreted your comments as coming from the starter of the thread.

DUH! <slaps forehead>

slakmagik 08-01-2003 05:35 PM

Oh, I see. :D I thought you were talking about the first post. Just a little confusion for both of us. No problem.

Corin 08-01-2003 05:44 PM

And Gentoo means that he must download and compile the source
(and not just use rpm) ?

slakmagik 08-01-2003 05:56 PM

Y'know, come to think of it, I'm not sure. I think it's all source-based but you type some 'emerge' command and it sort of compiles it for you. And as far as being able to accept rpm's and such, I don't know if they can or not. Like in Slack I can compile from source or 'installpkg' or use an rpm and 'rpm2tgz' it. Not sure how Gentoo works.

wr3ck3d 08-02-2003 10:26 PM

Just incase anyone is interested. Run this command as normal user
Code:

echo "image/* ; zgv %s" > ~/.w3m/mailcap
Then when you want to see the image full size it wil appear on console 7 or 8. w3m is actually pretty nice. Links2 -g is nice also but destroys my eyes for some reason. I dont understand how people can stay in the framebuffer for long periods of time since it is brutal on the eyes.

Corin 08-04-2003 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by wr3ck3d
Just incase anyone is interested. Run this command as normal user
Code:

echo "image/* ; zgv %s" > ~/.w3m/mailcap

That is a good tip, but note that it will only work when using w3m.

Quote:

I dont understand how people can stay in the framebuffer for long periods of time since it is brutal on the eyes.
Well to what resolution do you have your framebuffer set?

This is done by command line options to the kernel in your lilo.conf or grub.conf file. The actual syntax depends on which frame buffer (VESA or video card specific) you are using.

Look at the relevant file in

/usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb

for details on the parameters.


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