Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19745
gview problem with vncviewer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:29 EDT
a machine with RedHat 7, vncserver running.
connecting from a windows 2000 machine with vncviewer. My current window
manager is sawfish.
Ghostview can't read ps files from vncviewer and says:
Error: PostScript interpreter failed in main window.
Upgrading ghostscript to 5.50-10 doesn't change anything but forcing the
upgrade of gv and gs to gv-3.5.8-180 and gs_x11-5.50-38 fixes it all
(xshared-3.3.6-47 and gs-lib, gs-fonts also).
On the other hand, on the RedHat machine itself, everything was normal
before the upgrade, the problem occurred only through vncviewer so it must
be a rather weird bug (maybe upgrading vnc could have fixed it also?).
I'm not sure I understand you here; you say you forced the upgrade
of packages, but the packages you mention aren't Red Hat package
Did you have the font server running on the machine running
Well, actually, I went on my favorite web site with tons of rpms, downloaded
the packages and forced their installation with "rpm -ivh --force".
These aren't RedHat packages (sorry), I know that, but they were the most up-to-
date when I downloaded them.
As for the font server on the machine running vncserver, I simply can't be sure
now, as so many things have already changed on my machine... :-) But I guess
this can't be the problem because it has disappeared with the new packages I've
I'll have to check at home with my other machine on which I haven't upgraded
ghostscript is coredumping. This seems to happen in 7.1 too. Assigning to
I can't reproduce this under Red Hat Linux 7.2.