I'm using framebuffer image viewer
fbi to display an image on a TV. Everything works fine for one image, if I don't refresh it. But when I need to refresh it, there is ~2 seconds of black screen (I presume while the process takes over the interface and clears it out). It is annoying. How can I refresh the image (it's the same file) immediately, without this transition?
If I specify 2 files to display in the loop, it is working just fine, and I get no black screen between images. Here are the things that I tried so far:
- Provide 2 paths (same file) in the
fbicommand line. It loops through those 2 files, but image gets cached. When I update the file, fbi does not pick up the new one.
- Make a copy of the original file, and provide 2 distinct file paths to fbi. Same as above - it loops through them, but when I overwrite one, it does not reflect on screen.
- Tried using
-cachemem 0, and
-cachemem 1in command line arguments with 2 distinct files. Same behavior - it caches both images, and does not pick up new one.
- Installed and tried fbi-improved (
fim). Still same behavior (although it does not have readahead or cachemem parameters).
I'm not married to
fbi, but that's the only one I found working on Raspberry. Ideally, I'd like to send an image form another computer and have it displayed on the screen pixel-to-pixel. I have the process of sending nailed down. Just need some process that shows the image using framebuffer (I don't want an overhead of X) that I could send SIGUSR1 to and it would re-read the same file would be perfect. Or that would just do it on a timer. Or with a trick like slideshow without pre-caching all files.