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Old 06-04-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
hotspur919
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Document viewer issue


Hi all,

Im having some problems with my document viewer (Im running Gnome on a rhel5 box). If I open a pdf file from the desktop by just double clicking it I only get the first page. My default viewer is Evince but I also have acroread available. If i select to open with acroread it opens the full pdf.

So its a bit of a two fold question:

Firstly, how do I fix the problem when clicking on the pdf file to open the whole document using evince?

Secondly, How do I change my default viewer to acroread? The previous point I'd like to solve if possible even though I dont really want to use Evince unless I have to.

Probably a piece of cake for many of you guys but I'm a bit of a beginner....

Cheers
 
Old 06-05-2011, 01:33 AM   #2
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As to the second point: to change the default viewer

right-click on the file

go down to "open with .."

make sure that "always use this application" is checked

Concerning the first problem, I have never had this problem with evince (although I don't use Fedora or RedHat. I would file a bug on the redhat bugzilla.

Last edited by andrewthomas; 06-05-2011 at 01:37 AM.
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Andrew,

Dont know how I never spotted that before. It was in properties when I right clicked.

Not sure about the Evince issue but another thing I noticed when logging in again is that Evince seems to be starting up automatically but with no document selected.

Any ideas on how I might stop this from starting automatically?
Ive tried running chkconfig --list but it does not appear in here so Im a bit stumped. Is there another file somewhere which states what should be started up automatically on log in?


Cheers

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:43 AM   #4
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you could either try running

Code:
gnome-session-properties
in the terminal

or look in

~/autostart/ directory or

maybe somewhere in /etc/xdg/

I'm not sure where redhat puts the global gnome .configs
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi again

Ok I checked my session preferences and evince isnt listed in there.

I checked /etc/xdg/autostart and this just seems to be files relating to the programs set to start in the gnome-sessions-properties window.
Trawled through my .gnome2 directory also with no joy.

Oh well Ive gone for the brute force option in the end......

I uninstalled evince. Job done.....haha
just my desktop when I log in Ah Bliss!!

I have three other document viewers available so its not a big deal.

Thank you for your help again. The tips will help me trouble shoot in the future although I'm aware I wont just be able to uninstall everything if it gives me a problem.
 
Old 06-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #6
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I think the problem is with the document itself. Can you post the pdfinfo info?
 
Old 06-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
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Hi amani,

I'm not sure if it was the actual document causing the problem. As I said before it was working fine with acroread, KPDF etc. In fact if I opened the pdf (or any pdf in that directory) from the command line it read the whole document. I think the whole thing of evince starting uo on login had a part to play but I could be wrong.

This is the o/p from the pdfinfo for one of the docs:

[jimmy@sedef Manuals]$ pdfinfo manual.pdf
Title: manual.book
Author: lcrankey
Creator: FrameMaker 7.1
Producer: Acrobat Distiller 8.2.3 (Windows)
CreationDate: Thu Jul 22 09:23:43 2010
ModDate: Thu Jul 22 09:23:43 2010
Tagged: no
Pages: 222
Encrypted: no
Page size: 595.22 x 842 pts (A4)
File size: 3913862 bytes
Optimized: yes
PDF version: 1.4


Hope thats what you were looking for.

Cheers
 
  


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