[ubuntu] xv zgv xzgv and gimp

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http://ubuntuforums.org – For over a month now I've been doing almost all my work on this old laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and by and large it's been fine. Yesterday, I had to modify an image for a book cover. Hitherto, I would have used xv or inkscape, and I went looking to install xv. Google turned up zgv, so I installed that. Turns out it works directly with the graphics without X, and I lost control of my system temporarily. When I got back, I installed xzgv, but that turned out to be a viewer, without functionality to modify the images. Finally, I installed gimp, and got the job done, at the expense of a (Hardware)