Questions tagged as ['eog']
I want to try a more recent image viewer, Eye Of Gnome (eog) version 4. My computer is running Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS which uses Gnome version 3.
I removed eog 3.36.3 using
sudo apt remove eog
and installed version 40.2 using
sudo snap install eog
snap list now tells me I have:
eog 40.2 602 latest/stable canonical✓ -
Sadly this snap install of eog doesn't work. In /var/log/syslog I see the f ...
I can't view PNGs using the image viewer, it shows up as a transparent square. The image opens fine in GIMP. Other files such as JPEGs show up in image viewer. I've tried uninstall/reinstalling it and the problem still persists. It's a bit buggy in general, as the minimize and close buttons at the top right disappear when I hover over them. The image viewer was working fine last week.
WebP image files are becoming more and more common on the web. Eye of GNOME (eog) doesn't support it out-of-the-box. Some browsers do, and ImageMagick just installing
webp package (
convert -list format).
Old issue on Bugzilla: Bug 700751 – Support of images in format "WebP" in EOG.
Newer issue ...
Image Viewer / EoG seems to be the only affected program
The issue started recently.
Smaller images are loading a little slowly, greater than 10mb do not load at all, and seem to hang the program/ partially unresponsive for a short time.
Gimp has no issues.
Images greater than 100mb load fast within guest Win7 VM.
Saw a post about VM being an issue, tried without other programs open after restart, ...
I know that there are a billion questions about this same problem, but nothing seems to work for me. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 in a VirtualBox.
When I try using eog to open an image, it gives me this error:
unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
and this one:
(eog:1465): Gtk-WARNING**: 17:22:42.552: cannot open display: :0"
I have looked at so many solutions to this problem. So fa ...