First of all, I am not familiar with how emacs-nox is implemented internally.
Suppose we can access framebuffer directly (/dev/fb...)
Is it possible to access the framebuffer directly using emacs?
For example, I want to view pictures or pdfs using emacs-nox.
I believe this is totally feasible since I can see pictures and videos on tty using fbi or mplayer.

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No, emacs has no capability for using the framebuffer. You're right that it wouldn't be impossible to add it, but apparently it's never been done.

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