Bug 88691 - Cannot open postscript documents - backing pixmap problem
Cannot open postscript documents - backing pixmap problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gv (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-11 18:13 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-13 13:48:56 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-04-11 18:13:17 EDT
Description of problem:

Whenever I try to open a postscript document gv, I get the following error :

Warning: Could not allocate backing pixmap in main window.

X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  Major opcode of failed request:  73 (X_GetImage)
  Serial number of failed request:  29
  Current serial number in output stream:  29

Error: PostScript interpreter failed in main window.

I am using Gnome.

When I use ggv, it returns with another error message indicating that the
document cannot be opened.

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How reproducible:

Every time the above action is attempted

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gv filename.ps
2. ggv > Open > filename.ps
Actual results:

An infoPopup window opens up with the error text, while gv shows a blank page.

Expected results:

gv ought to show the document properly.

Additional info:

None that I can think of.
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-04-13 13:48:56 EDT
The problem lay with misconfiguration of the X server which assumed an extremely
high value of resolution (xdpyinfo | grep "resolution"). Fixed it in

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