I installed fbi on my Raspberry Pi Zero and I'm trying to display a picture using

sudo fbi -T 2 -d /dev/fb1 - noverbose -a testpic1.jpg

It then displays a black screen with

Open testpic1.jpg: No such file or directory

The picture is in the Pictures folder, I'm not sure if that's the right place to put it. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: I'm using a 3.5 inch lcd that plugs into the gpio pins, not an hdmi connection, if that changes anything.

  • Did you try using the full path to the file? /home/pi/Pictures/testpic1.jpg. ? Jul 24, 2016 at 8:02
  • When I try that a black screen comes up that says /home/pi/Pictures/testpic1.jpg
    – Brockley
    Jul 24, 2016 at 18:37

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I figured it out I just needed to enter

sudo fbi -T 2 -d /dev/fb0 -noverbose /home/pi/Pictures/testpic1.jpg

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