[Gambas-user] Issue trying to use fbi/fbv via SHELL command on non X terminal

Tony Morehen tmorehen at ajm-software.com
Mon Sep 16 19:39:35 CEST 2019

This worked for me:

   Shell "fbi ~/face.png" For Output

You need For Output to connect to a console.  See 

On 2019-09-16 12:00 p.m., KKing wrote:
> Hi Tobi,
> I'm running Gambas 3.13.0 on Debian 9 (no X)
> I've just compiled fbv and get same issue as fbi.
> It works from console but not from SHELL statement in a Gambas.
> I've also tried simple and pure command line application (with no 
> NCURSES) for both and same issue, in that screen appears blank and can 
> not access other tty, and forced to CtrL+Alt+Del to recover.
> If you had fbv working from gambas, what Gambas version and distie 
> were you running under?
> K.
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