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Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:08 pm
by Hansl
See https://github.com/mate-desktop/atril/issues/291 , the Mate people sent me back to Mint since it seems a distro problem:

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wget www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf
atril Envmag_4_5.pdf 
xreader Envmag_4_5.pdf 
Tested on several LMDE2 Mate installations, old updated and brand new ones: Atril 1.18.0 using poppler/cairo (0.26.5) / Xreader 1.4.4 displays only nearly blank pages, looking like the background of the scan. While other (Windows) PDF viewers display perfectly readable scanned text.

Re: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:19 am
by zorzi
Tested and work fine on Debian Stretch XFCE. Evince OK, XPDF OK.

Re: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:45 am
by Bolle1961
Works good. Did not use wget but the url
Linux Mint 18.3 MATE x64
xreader 1.6.2

Re: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:05 am
by thx-1138
For the record: the pdf is nicely linearized (in order to keep it's size small / to be able to load fast on browsers), and doesn't contain any fonts at all (it's only scanned images).
Opens perfectly for me on Firefox 57.0.4, on mupdf 1.12, and also on qpdfview (poppler version 0.41). Note that i'm not on LMDE however.

Re: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:03 pm
by Hansl
Well, that's nice to hear that newer versions work.  Unfortunately LMDE is still stuck at Debian Jessie and Mate 1.18, no simple way to get updates.

Another example with very similar behaviour, also a scanned book (9 MB / 395 pages): 
http://mirror.thelifeofkenneth.com/lib/ ... 6_text.pdf
Mainly blank in LMDE2 / Atril 1.18.0, OK in other viewers.