in FC9, Okular's handling of TIFF files is broken. It ignores the resolution
information in the file, and displays all pixels as if they are square. In FAX
files they are not.
KFAX appears to have been dropped from the KDE graphics package, on the basis
that Okular can do the job. However, the resolution issue makes Okular pretty
much useless for FAX display. As far as I can tell, this is the only problem
with Okular and FAXes, but its a killer.
I believe okular's resolution handling needs fixing, and in the meantime KFAX
needs to be restored to the kdegraphics package.
Good points all, but better made to those directly responsible, upstream @
Please report upstream at bugs.kde.org and add upstream info to this report. We
will monitor upstream for resolution.
I reported it at bugs.kde.org
Is a short term workaround possible, by restoring KFAX, like the earlier
versions of Fedora had?
Kfax has been dropped from upstream kdegraphics. There's a version in
extragear, but I don't know how well that works.
kdegraphics-4.0.4-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
kdegraphics-4.0.4-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kdegraphics'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4908
kdenetwork-4.0.5-2.fc9,kdebase-runtime-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdemultimedia-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdebase-workspace-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdeadmin-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdeutils-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdesdk-4.0.5-2.fc9,kdelibs-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdegames-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdeaccessibility-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdepimlibs-4.0.5-1.fc9,kde-l10n-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdeedu-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdebase-4.0.5-2.fc9,kdeartwork-4.0.5-2.fc9,qt-4.3.5-1.fc9,kdebindings-4.0.5-2.fc9,kdetoys-4.0.5-1.fc9,kdegraphics-4.0.5-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
kdeutils-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdelibs-4.0.5-2.fc9, kdebase-4.0.5-3.fc9, kdeaccessibility-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdeartwork-4.0.5-2.fc9, kdenetwork-4.0.5-3.fc9, kdebase-workspace-4.0.5-1.fc9, kde-l10n-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdeedu-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdetoys-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdemultimedia-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdebase-runtime-4.0.5-2.fc9, kdeadmin-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdesdk-4.0.5-2.fc9, qt-4.3.5-1.fc9, kdegraphics-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdegames-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdepimlibs-4.0.5-1.fc9, kdebindings-4.0.5-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
The latest FC9 update seems to have solved my original problem. So far, I
haven't found any issues displaying FAXes from TIFF files with the latest
okular. It looks like kfax is truly redundant now. Thanks for the good work.