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Old 06-28-2013, 03:54 AM   #1
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acroread faster than xpdf - on celeron 1.3 Ghz


Hi,
Something is wrong with my installation - .dvi files are rendered very slowly with xdvik and similarly xpdf is very slow. Installation seems to be broken at this point cause acroread (Adobe Reader) is faster. Any idea whats wrong?

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Does it affect all PDF files (or just some that might have funny fonts or layout or something)?
Is it displaying on the local host?
 
Old 06-28-2013, 09:54 AM   #3
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Hi, I think xpdf is really slow in rendering pdf files, speaking from experience. So I don't think that there's anything wrong with your installation.

On that note, you might want to try using ePDFView if you need a lightweight viewer. I switched to that one and it works pretty well. Otherwise, KPDF is really good too.
 
Old 06-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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There was a patch for xpdf that was included with Slackware 14 that fixed a problem with slow scrolling. Not sure if that is relevant to people still running Slackware 12.2 or KPDF though.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 05:58 AM   #5
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Hi,
Sory for such long delay in posting. epdfview works fine, xpdf renders all pdf files slowly.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 06:00 AM   #6
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Otherwise, KPDF is really good too.
I agree that KPDF is really good but it is KDE3 application. I have no idea how to compile KDE3 apps on Slackware 14.0. But I guess there is such possibility.
 
Old 07-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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With KDE4, KPDF was renamed to Okular (for some fool reason). Still works great and comes with Slackware.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #8
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KDE4 doesn't work for me. I'm being blacklisted by the KDE4 developers (joke). I feel always a great pain seeing how slow is KDE4. My beloved Kile for Tex edition is unusable under KDE4. And many other qt4 based apps: TexWorks, TexStudio....
 
  


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