Bug 249155 - evince does not correctly display pdf (unless you select text)
evince does not correctly display pdf (unless you select text)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-21 12:05 EDT by Rolf Linder
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: Fedora8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 10:46:35 EST
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pdf which is not correctly displayed (5.15 MB, application/pdf)
2007-07-21 12:05 EDT, Rolf Linder
no flags Details
Texas Instruments TPS65020 Datasheet (1.17 MB, application/pdf)
2007-08-03 07:09 EDT, Marcel Ziswiler
no flags Details
Arbitron National Satellite Report (249.27 KB, application/pdf)
2007-10-24 17:16 EDT, Adam D. Ligas
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Description Rolf Linder 2007-07-21 12:05:27 EDT
Description of problem:

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

kernel 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7

I'm expiriencing serious problems with evince since fedora 7. there exists many
"types" of pdf's which evince cannot display. sometimes there seems to be no
content, sometimes there is a cryptic view of it.

after you select the text you can read it right way. these problems were not
existing in fc6.

How reproducible:
on the specific pdfs always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open some type of pdfs
Actual results:

wrong display (unless you select text)

Expected results:
correct display of pdf

Additional info:

attached you can find a pdf which cannot be correctly displayed....if I open the
first page I can see only "pock" if I select text I can see the whole text
"Poket PC Phone"....
Comment 1 Rolf Linder 2007-07-21 12:05:35 EDT
Created attachment 159727 [details]
pdf which is not correctly displayed
Comment 2 Borut Semenic 2007-07-30 05:29:11 EDT
A can confirm this bug

This files can be normally viewed with xpdf

Comment 3 Marcel Ziswiler 2007-08-03 07:09:17 EDT
Created attachment 160599 [details]
Texas Instruments TPS65020 Datasheet

I can confirm this bug as well. This Texas Instruments TPS65020 Datasheet that
can be downloaded from
http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/tps65020.html does not seem to
render right in evince (evince-0.8.2-1.fc7). As soon as some text is selected
it magically appears. Same PDF works just fine with xpdf.
Comment 4 Adam D. Ligas 2007-10-24 17:15:37 EDT
I can also confirm this bug.  See the attached Arbitron Satellite Radio ratings
PDF.  Evince fails to render the text in the tables from page 4 onward.

The document works properly in Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 and 8.0 on Windows.
Comment 5 Adam D. Ligas 2007-10-24 17:16:58 EDT
Created attachment 236681 [details]
Arbitron National Satellite Report
Comment 6 Rolf Linder 2007-11-11 06:33:27 EST
Just for Information. On the now published Fedora8 the bug doesent exist any

Comment 7 Rolf Linder 2007-11-13 10:46:35 EST
Due to this is solved in Fedora8 I'll close this bug.

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