I want to display image on the text console, like in Gentoo (penguins at top of the screen) while booting up. I tried w3m, but this won't display images on tty. So, how can I display image on this screen?

  • 1
    what do you mean by teletype?
    – jsotola
    Jun 2, 2021 at 20:45
  • He means tty, or probably console, like tty1
    – user10489
    Jun 2, 2021 at 21:34
  • It is a kernel compile option
    – ibuprofen
    Jun 2, 2021 at 21:38

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If you want to display images without using X, on the console, you can use fbi.

It is most likely already packaged for your distribution.

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