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igadoter 06-28-2013 04:54 AM

acroread faster than xpdf - on celeron 1.3 Ghz
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?


linosaurusroot 06-28-2013 10:47 AM

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?

red_fire 06-28-2013 10:54 AM

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.

allend 06-28-2013 11:08 AM

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.

igadoter 07-10-2013 06:58 AM

Sory for such long delay in posting. epdfview works fine, xpdf renders all pdf files slowly.

igadoter 07-10-2013 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by red_fire (Post 4980270)
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.

frankbell 07-11-2013 10:03 PM

With KDE4, KPDF was renamed to Okular (for some fool reason). Still works great and comes with Slackware.

igadoter 07-12-2013 07:04 AM

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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