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Old 06-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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Automagically display image after boot


I would like to have my raspberry pi (which runs Raspian) automatically open a jpg file and display it in full screen and full resolution at the end of the boot process. It should never timeout.

I prefer to have this done while still in text mode.

Thanks a bunch for help on this.



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Thanks for the reply. I investigated the splash screen feature before I posted, but as I tried to explain in the post I need a full screen image with black borders (if any) with no menus or mouse pointer. It is going to be displayed on a projector for an unlimited amount of time.

Sorry for not expressing myself clearly enough. English is not my native language :-|

regards Tor
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Normally, projectors are not on "for an unlimited amount of time".. as this blows the light element.

The only way to get what you want directly is to set the display to an UNUSED virtual terminal.

You might look into using the "chvt" utility to select an unused virtual terminal.

The only time the mouse might get into the act is if you are also running the gpm service which will create a mouse. Unused virtual terminals don't have a mouse showing until it is moved...

You might also need to turn off the blinking cursor, but that should be a simple escape sequence to clear that.
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There are image viewers for the command line, like fbi, which is part of the fbida project:

To clarify that, do you want to start a GUI or do you really want to indefinitely dislplay an image on the text console while nothing else happens?


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