Is it possible to show an arbitrary image across the console / X11? In essence, I just want the video output to be the image. Is there a way to do that?

I would want the console virtual terminals to be disabled as well as X11, so I'd like to just display an image through the video driver some how. I can disable the console and X11, but don't know how to load an image.




Try fbida ?


Under this discussion there appears to sometimes be a -noverbose option to display just the image without a status bar.

  • Thanks, I'll check it out - this looks promising as I'll have to control the framebuffer and that is what I was expecting. – Walter May 4 '16 at 21:39
  • That is perfect. Now, I just need to see what more I can do with it. – Walter May 5 '16 at 1:44

Well, i've already researched it and all answers were NO YOU CAN'T.

Maximum i get was installing imagemagick package via apt-get install imagemagick command and running display imagefile.jpg, but under X11.

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