I've sort of subjected myself to a weird experiment. I'm basically seeing how much I can do without X just for the heck of it. In the process, I've learned alot of cool terminal apps. mp3blaster is a sweet console mp3 player. The watch command is really quite adept at monitoring your system--"watch ps fx" and "watch free" are pretty handy. And top is always a good standby. And irssi is actually better without a window. And when I ran out of tty's, someone suggested using screen--can't believe I ever lived without it. Anyway, it's been a lot of fun, but I found myself longing for something other than text-based browsers.
And that brings me to the point of this thread. I tried installing zen
, which is supposed to be a really cool console browser that supports images using the framebuffer. It's totally modular and thus supports a number of different user interfaces. If you install the appropriate lib (oFBis), you can use a ui that renders images in the framebuffer. And it also supports a basic dump interface (eg links) and a gtk interface.
So I compiled the oFBis lib, compiled zen, and ran into problems. Running "zen -h" lists the available interfaces, and it's showing dump, ofbis, gtk, and psdump. But no matter which interface I try to start it with, it returns an error loading the appropriate shared object file. For example, running "zen -i ofbis" throws the following:
kris@bucksnort:~$ zen -i ofbis
Could not open the user interface library /usr/local/lib/zen/0.2.3/libzen_ui_ofbis.so
Error: /usr/local/lib/zen/0.2.3/libzen_ui_ofbis.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I checked out /usr/local/lib/zen/0.2.3/ and I don't have any *.so files. I have the appropriate *.a and *.la libs for every interface, but somehow I'm missing the *.so files. I've googled every possible thing I can think of relating to this problem to no avail. If anyone has any experience compiling/using zen, please steer me in the right direction. I can't figure this out for the life of me.
Thanks in advance.