smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Sat Oct 7 19:14:13 UTC 2017
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 16:37:10 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 15:20:19 +0100, tech-lists wrote:
> > I have a freebsd 11-stable installation on a (gutless) netbook. What I'd like
> > is full functionality via the console. One of the things it needs is some
> > graphics capability but without xorg. So I'm thinking, svga or libSDL.
> > For example, let's say to view a jpg file. If this is possible from the console,
> > what program or port would one use to view a gif or jpg file?
> Maybe something svgalib-based? With the new console "vt", you
> basically are in graphics mode all the time, there is no text
> mode anymore (that was "sc"). I know there was an image
> viewer called zgv (console) + xzgv (X), with version 0.8_9
> being the last usable version (prior to the "library shift"),
> but this probably isn't being maintained anymore...
> Still you might be successful finding a viewer that can
> directly interface with the "vt" graphics mode...
You'd earlier said that you couldn't use sc anymore as you couldn't get
X to work with it - that it lost video when quitting X or switching to
vtys from X, which presumably is still an issue.
But since tech-lists specifically doesn't intend running X, is there any
other reason to avoid still using sc(4)? It's still optional, isn't it?
> >  by console, I mean the consoles accessed via alt-f1 to alt-f7 
> >  can the number of consoles be increased?
> Yes. Edit /etc/ttys to spawn more gettys. See "man 5 ttys"
> for details.
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