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Old 02-25-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Can anyone get seejpeg & svgalib to work? An alternative non-X image viewer?


I was happy with seejpeg & svgalib, but they stopped working sometime ago and nothing I have tried has gotten them to work. I've been building fbida to view images non-X-ly. I see no alternative package in Slackware: have I missed it?
 
Old 02-25-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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Monkey Linux
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released 9/5/1997
http://projectdevolve.tripod.com/table/seejpeg.htm

BSD Port
https://www.freshports.org/graphics/seejpeg/

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Old 02-25-2018, 10:20 PM   #3
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Have a look at feh - I quite like it.
 
Old 02-25-2018, 10:23 PM   #4
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Have a look at feh - I quite like it.
Does feh work without xorg? I tried opening an image in tty2 with feh and received this error.

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feh ERROR: Can't open X display. It *is* running, yeah?
 
Old 02-25-2018, 10:30 PM   #5
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Hmmm - sorry about that ... coulda sworn I'd used it on one of my non-GUI systems.
 
Old 02-25-2018, 11:16 PM   #6
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On 14.1, I was able to rebuild libcaca after installing imlib2 from SBo and removing the --disable-imlib2 from the libcaca SlackBuild, but in my quick tests, I'm running into compilation issues on 14.2. Unfortunately, I don't have time to dig into it right now, but it might be worth looking into yourself.

Once you have libcaca built with imlib2 support, you can use cacaview to view images in the terminal without X.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 01:29 AM   #7
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I've been building fbida to view images non-X-ly. I see no alternative package in Slackware: have I missed it?
I have fbida-2.13 installed in my system (14.2 64-bit) and it works ok
in a console (no X).

fbv (FrameBuffer Viewer) (I didn't build/install it):
http://repo.or.cz/w/fbv.git

fbvis (which I built but didn't install) is a small framebuffer image viewer.
It includes stbi and lodepng and does not use external libraries.
fbvis is short for visualize on the framebuffer.
http://repo.or.cz/fbvis.git

fim (lightweight image viewer) (I built version 0.5_rc3 but it's not installed)
http://www.nongnu.org/fbi-improved/
 
Old 02-26-2018, 09:08 AM   #8
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Monkey Linux
current version 06
released 9/5/1997
http://projectdevolve.tripod.com/table/seejpeg.htm
That's a version of seejpeg and svgalib even older than Slackware's package; the links it has to source are dead.

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I have fbida-2.13 installed in my system
From a Slackware package? I've been using fbida for years but I've built it myself.

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(I didn't build/install it):
fbv (FrameBuffer Viewer)...fbvis... fim (lightweight image viewer)
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On 14.1, I was able to rebuild libcaca after installing imlib2 from SBo and removing the --disable-imlib2 from the libcaca SlackBuild,...Once you have libcaca built with imlib2 support, you can use cacaview to view images in the terminal without X.
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Have a look at feh - I quite like it.
I raised the issue in the Slackware forum because I hoped that Slackers would want a non-X image viewer as part of Slackware. If I'm the only one - hard cheese for me.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 10:29 AM   #9
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From a Slackware package? I've been using fbida for years but I've built it myself.
fbida, fim, fbvis: I built all of these from source and
my own SlackBuilds (which I'd be happy to share)
 
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That's a version of seejpeg and svgalib even older than Slackware's package; the links it has to source are dead.

that is what made me wonder why you looking to raise the dead. then I read about it in the paper, (LQ post) So I just stayed out of it.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 02:31 PM   #11
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There's also zgv
http://www.svgalib.org/rus/zgv/
but, looking at the ChangeLog, the latest version (5.9) dates from 2005-01-28
 
Old 02-26-2018, 02:49 PM   #12
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I'll go on a tangent.
Perhaps you should try netsurf? It is actually a light-weight web browser that works in the framebuffer but it displays mere images just fine, too.
See https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/net...amebuffer-too/ for more info. Actually very useful if you need information from the Internet and you're on a server without X.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 04:13 PM   #13
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fbida, fim, fbvis: I built all of these from source and
my own SlackBuilds (which I'd be happy to share)
I've been building fbida for years and am happy enough with it (though it often can't display PDFs). I didn't ask about a viewer but a package, in case I had missed a package in Slackware so I didn't waste my time asking for a package to be added.

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There's also zgv
http://www.svgalib.org/rus/zgv/
but, looking at the ChangeLog, the latest version (5.9) dates from 2005-01-28
I tried to build zgv and failed: it requires svgalib.

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that is what made me wonder why you looking to raise the dead. then I read about it in the paper, (LQ post) So I just stayed out of it.
seejpeg and svgalib are still Slackware packages: they may be effectively dead but they live in Slackware's distribution. If no one can make them work perhaps they should be removed.

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I'll go on a tangent.
Perhaps you should try netsurf? It is actually a light-weight web browser that works in the framebuffer but it displays mere images just fine, too.
See https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/net...amebuffer-too/ for more info. Actually very useful if you need information from the Internet and you're on a server without X.
Thanks. I downloaded it and will try it. I have X but I prefer non-X and I'd rather not start up a browser just to display an image.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 04:17 PM   #14
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Alien Bob - Along Alien Bob's tangent why not use links? Its already in slackware!

"links -driver fb" - should start the graphical version using the frame buffer.
 
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:32 PM   #15
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A quick test of .jpg and .png with
Code:
links -g <filename>
works for me.
 
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