I have tried sudo apt-get purge ranger and then reinstalling it, but I have not been able to find anything that works. My python version is 2.7.

  • @GAD3R I just added it – dabforamerica Nov 3 '18 at 21:39
  • Check the error during the installation of the package sudo apt install ranger. – GAD3R Nov 3 '18 at 21:48
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    No errors, but it just suggest I update python-chardet, and now it is working. Sorry for the run around, I am still new to linux. Thanks for your help @GAD3R – dabforamerica Nov 3 '18 at 21:53
  • You are welcome , I am asking for the python version because ranger depend on python2.7 and buggy under python3.5. – GAD3R Nov 3 '18 at 21:56
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    @GAD3R I couldn't get that to run, but I tried sudo apt recommends ranger and it said no missing recommended packages were found – dabforamerica Nov 4 '18 at 19:06

First install a terminal that can render images. Right now the most advanced terminal is probably "Kitty".

apt install kitty

Then you'll need to install a new version of ranger. Make sure you've got rid of all the old stuff first.

sudo apt get --purge remove "ranger*"

Then add a new ranger.

pip3 install --user ranger

Now you simply need to enable previews. Edit ~/.config/ranger/rc.conf, and add the following

set preview_images true
set preview_image_method kitty

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