Re: Mc Digest, Vol 49, Issue 1

Try to write in a less flowery style.
What does "tap onto an image" mean ?

I seems that you want to use mc to select & view <graphicFiles> ?
And that you hope to use a utility called zgv ?

So to confirm that zgv is available/usable you could try:
<zgv's-path/zgv> <path&nameOfSomeSuitableFileImage>
Of course, using mc this needs only a few key strokes.

Try to 'move forward' from a known good state towards your destination.
Eg. can you view 'any' of the special file formats: *.doc, *.pdf, *gif ..etc,
  by using mc's <F3> or <enter> ?

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   1. mc and svgalib (Reynir Stefansson)


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Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 16:38:17 +0000
From: Reynir Stefansson <reynirhs mi is>
Subject: mc and svgalib
To: mc gnome org
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Here's yet another mc-related curiosum which may or may not be related
to the trouble I've had with mc and the subshell. To clarify, Magrat
(the Linux box) doesn't have a mouse.

'zgv' is an image viewer based on svgalib.

I say 'zgv' in the log-in shell (GNU bash v3.1) on the console. On exit,
I get the expected 'Failed to initialize mouse' complaint from svgalib
and an immediate prompt.

I start mc, move to the album and tap onto an image, invoking zgv. I get
the complaint and a prompt.

I dive into the subshell (^O) and say 'zgv'. I get the complaint but no
immediate prompt.

I return to mc and start zgv from the command line. I get neither
complaint nor prompt.

In the two latter cases, hitting enter, running another command or
switching panes (if they point to different directories, thus forcing a
cd) will restore the prompt.

For what it's worth, zgv-sdl (zgv with SDL as backend instead of
svgalib) does not show this behaviour. Weird. I'm sure I compiled SDL to
use svgalib for image output.

Reynir H. Stef?nsson (reynirhs mi is)
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