Bug 186319 - lyx doesn't display graphics
lyx doesn't display graphics
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lyx (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-03-22 16:31 EST by Yusuf Ma
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-30 13:19:22 EST
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Description Yusuf Ma 2006-03-22 16:31:28 EST
Description of problem:
lyx doesn't display the inserted graphics. I am using qt frontend.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a new file in lyx
2. Insert an eps file using the menu "Insert -> Graphics..."
Actual results:
 lyx displays "Error converting to loadable format"

Expected results:
lyx displays the inserted graphics in the window

Additional info:
dvi, ps, and pdf files are exported successfully. It seems just a display problem.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-03-28 10:11:28 EST
You may have an old config in your home directory.  Try
remove/rename ~/.lyx
From lyx' menu:

BTW, what kind of graphic are you inserting?
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2006-03-28 10:32:05 EST
See upstream report regarding graphic preview probs:

BTW, to you have the ImageMagick rpm installed?
Comment 3 Yusuf Ma 2006-03-28 19:59:08 EST
I removed
and did
It seems that the problem was solved. It is weird because I installed FC5 on a
freshly formatted hard drive and there should be no old config file in my home
directory. Anyway, I'm happy with the result. Thank you for your suggestion.
FYI, I am using eps graphics and I do have ImageMagick rpm installed.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2006-03-29 09:14:28 EST
Glad it worked for you.  

Now, I have to figure out why the Reconfigure was required in the first place
(it shouldn't be)
Comment 5 Yusuf Ma 2006-03-29 15:57:26 EST
To reproduce the problem, I removed the lyx and lyx-qt package and the old
config file, then installed them again. This time, everything worked.

I checked my yum.log. Although I did install ImageMagick, I installed it as a
dependency of xfig after I reported the bug. I think you are right. It is the
ImageMagick  problem. Perhaps the ImageMagick rpm should be added to lyx's
dependencies list such that people don't need to install  ImageMagick separately
after installing lyx to solve the display problem.
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2006-03-30 13:19:22 EST
Thanks, that helped a lot, so I think we tracked down the cause, to be fixed in
the next pkg iteration:

* Thu Mar 30 2006 Rex Dieter <rexdieter[AT]users.sf.net> 1.4.0-5
- %%trigger ImageMagick (#186319)

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