Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125567
ghostscript starts with null output device
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Yes, I've noticed that too.
Hmm, this isn't just a typo or confusion between display/x11 -- gsx,
for example, works.
Yes, gsx works (or, whatever... gv, ggv, kghostview, they all work)
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.
I don't think this is actually a bug. It's the documented behavior of gs, even
though it surprises people.
"export GS_DEVICE=x11" solves this problem
Hmmm. Maybe it'd be reasonable to drop that into /etc/profile.d....