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Bug 125567 - ghostscript starts with null output device
ghostscript starts with null output device
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ghostscript (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-06-08 16:08 EDT by Dmitry Khotyanovsky
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-27 08:18:25 EDT
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Description Dmitry Khotyanovsky 2004-06-08 16:08:19 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510

Description of problem:
When started from the command line, "gs" does not display a window
as expected.  "gs -sDEVICE=x11" works OK.

In previous releases, "gs -h" reported the default output device as
"x11", now it is "display", which is probably undefined.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X server.
2. Start a terminal window.
2. Run "gs" from the command line.


Actual Results:  gs produces usual output in the window, no graphical
output is displayed

Expected Results:  A graphical display window should appear

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-06-24 11:22:43 EDT
Yes, I've noticed that too.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-06-24 11:35:38 EDT
Hmm, this isn't just a typo or confusion between display/x11 -- gsx,
for example, works.

Comment 3 Dmitry Khotyanovsky 2004-06-24 14:09:13 EDT
Yes, gsx works (or, whatever... gv, ggv, kghostview, they all work) 
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:27:09 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2005-04-27 08:18:25 EDT
I don't think this is actually a bug. It's the documented behavior of gs, even
though it surprises people.
Comment 6 Dmitry Khotyanovsky 2005-06-08 08:14:17 EDT
"export GS_DEVICE=x11" solves this problem
Comment 7 Matthew Miller 2005-06-08 08:42:28 EDT
Hmmm. Maybe it'd be reasonable to drop that into /etc/profile.d....

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