Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170250
Viewing pdf document opened via Firefox; all pages go blank shortly after beginning to read.
Last modified: 2009-03-11 05:47:08 EDT
Description of problem:
When a (pdf) document is opened from Firefox, quite often after reading a few
pages of it, I suddenly find that all following pages appear blank, and then
scrolling back up I've lost the pages I was already reading.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Click on a pdf link in Ff. Read a few pages. Scroll down. Wait a minute or so,
read farther. Find it's all gone blank.
I have seen this several times as well. Additional information:
- The "blank" pages appear to contain white-on-white text; this can be seen by
highlighting the text with the mouse or pressing Ctrl-A to highlight the entire
document. Rendering the pages in another viewer (such as xpdf) causes them to
appear in black-on-white.
- Here is a document which illustrates this problem with evince-0.8.2-1.fc7
(seems to happen as soon as the document is opened, as opposed to opening OK at
first and then disappearing later):
Even the photos in that document render white-on-white. The document renders
find in xpdf.
I have seen this too, with these documents linked below although I've seen SOME
and not ALL pages showing up as white-on-white
Also present in f8
In Fedora 8 on x86_64, I am able to click on both PDF files from comment #2 and
they come up in evince and render correctly. The link given in comment #1
however, firefox tries to open it in evince, evince starts and within a second
or two the process dies.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.
If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
No longer use evince, since having switched to KDE almost completely now ..
Please feel free to close this as "insufficient data" or "current release" or