Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88691
Cannot open postscript documents - backing pixmap problem
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:35:43 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time the above action is attempted
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gv filename.ps
2. ggv > Open > filename.ps
An infoPopup window opens up with the error text, while gv shows a blank page.
gv ought to show the document properly.
None that I can think of.
The problem lay with misconfiguration of the X server which assumed an extremely
high value of resolution (xdpyinfo | grep "resolution"). Fixed it in