Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242871
evince does not display PS files on some systems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:06 EST
Description of problem:
On one of my computers, evince fails to display any PostScript file. (But
it works on another computer with the same version of evince/poppler).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always on my laptop (Dell Latitude D820).
Never on a desktop (Dell Optiplex).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a PostScript file.
2. Try to view it with evince.
evince displays `Loading' with no visible progress for a long time (little
evince displays the PostScript file.
I will attach a very small PostScript file with the problem and the
result of strace, which ends fairly quickly with something like ``Process 25298
detached'' while evince continues displaying ``Loading''.
Created attachment 156320 [details]
A very simple PS file (displays 'Test' at the bottom of the page)
Created attachment 156321 [details]
strace when trying to view the PS file in the previous attachment with evince
P.S. I haven't tried with Fedora 7 but I should install it fairly soon and
will update the status then.
I have upgraded to Fedora 8 and the bug has gone on my laptop.