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taylorkh 03-02-2017 07:56 AM

Atril - long delay in opening pdf
I am running Atril 1.16.1 on CentOS 7.3 with the Mate desktop. When I first attempt to open a pdf file after a reboot or login - have not regressively tested yet - it takes a LONG time - perhaps 30 seconds. I observed in System Monitor that Atril shows a Waiting Channel "autofs4_wait." I have autofs running with several nfs mounts to remote servers, most of which are not on-line unless I need to access something on them. I suspect that Atril is trying to interrogate these dead links.

I recall many years ago OpenOffice or perhaps it was Star Office at the time would experience something similar by trying to access the Internet when my dialup connection was not connected. I remember disabling something in Office which told it not to try and phone home or whatever it was doing.

Does anyone know how to disable Atril from trying to explore the whole universe before opening the file it has been told to open?



taylorkh 03-02-2017 09:54 AM

For what it is worth.... I edited /etc/autofs.config, uncommented negative_timeout and set it to 15 (seconds). I also removed a couple of lines from /etc/sysctl.conf which I had added to disable ipv6. The latter change was in response to disabling ipv6 hosing the startup of the nfs daemon after a reboot. Not sure if one or both of these impacted Atril. I will keep testing.


taylorkh 03-03-2017 08:38 AM

For whatever reason Atril is now functioning correctly. I am closing this thread as Resolved although I have no idea how it was resolved :)


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