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I am currently using slackware-current with fluxbox is my window manager. I aim to have a light weight environment. But xpdf renders pdf very slowly. Are there any one having this issue before. Please help me out
As alternative, i have to install wine and use Sumatra PDF.
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my xpdf loads quickly, but scrolling is BAD... cpu goes nuts, laptop fans start spinning... it's bad. don't know how to fix it. i installed epdfview (from sbo), it's lightweight but no continuous page view
This may be due to the content in your pdf documents. If your documents contain commonly used Windows fonts, then it may help to enable these fonts and correct the path to these fonts in /etc/xpdf.rc
In my /etc/xpdf.rc ( as compared to the Slackware defaults in /etc/xpdfrc.new ) I have:
I can confirm this on 13.1. I can't remember if it worked correctly on 13.0, but something went wrong in one of the last two releases. Xpdf used to be fast before. I now use evince as the default viewer.
I don't care about fast. I care about secure and although all software is susceptible to vulnerabilities, it seems to me that Adobe have had more than their fair share in recent times. I simply don't have any faith in their ability to write secure software at this point.
I've been using okular but just to see whats going wrong I loaded up a .pdf in xpdf and it ran fine for me except when I tried to scroll (scrolling took a second for it to load the rest of the page, but it wasn't that bad) but switching pages was almost as fast as okular, and it opened much more rapidly.
This is on a Slack13.1 install and I've never played with any settings or configuration or anything, just xpdf as it came with my install of slackware.
So, I'm not sure if your problem is the scroll speed or not, but, I don't see that it's a significant loss in performance really. Maybe I just got lucky with my install though?