Discussion in 'Other Operating Systems' started by Geo, Mar 30, 2002.
I tend to use Okular, or chromium's built-in one
ha! gave Okular a try just now.. it won't even open the darn file
It's an iterative process, build, debug the problems, build, debug, build....
They're nearly done.
Considering Red Hat does officially support CentOS (the organisation, not end users, you pay for RHEL for end-user support). I'm also surprised it's taken so long. But it'll be worth it. if it's anything like 7 and 6 before it. CentOS is equal to RHEL in terms of stabiilty, so if you're happy self-supporting (and don't need the non-OSS frills RHEL has) it's a great platform.
I don't know always been my sexperience that CentOS was always 1-2 weeks after RHEL when it was a major release upgrade.
*typo striked... what was I thinking!
dunno what you were thinking, but your experience is better than mine.
for pdf I use mupdf, it's gud
RHEL8 is free for developers with a developer licence
Fixed that for you. RHEL is free software. A support subscription grants you support.
Must be a large and/or complex file. Can you describe it? (or better yet, link it)
If the file is complex enough, it will take time to scroll no matter what software you use.
Big maps or large images for example. I used to make CAD and GIS maps like that, there was so much data and so many layers, quick-loading wasn't an option.
it's just a mobo manual.. I've never experienced lag like this in Adobe+Win, even with bigger, image heavy files.. at least not that I can recall :/
I use enourmous PDFs in okular all the time and havent had an issue. Sounds to me like there's something else going on. How is it in chrome's pdf reader? cause that's one of the fastest around
you may be right.. just tried it in chromium, scrolled free and fast (and I use one of those free spinning, weighted mouse wheels on a Logitech mouse)
The built-in Ubuntu PDF reader ("Document Viewer") is pretty shit in my experience/on my computer.
As in, it's never loaded PDFs for me at all, over multiple installs. Just gives a taskbar icon but no actual application or window, on any screen.
So, I don't recommend that one personally.
Interesting... I use Xubuntu as a base for setup which install Gnome Evince which has never failed me so never took notice until this discussion, however if you type pdf in the finder it gives ApowerPDF that appears to not be open source. Again most pdf I view are from a website link and open in the browser just fine, including 1000+ page cisco manuals, so never bothered to notice before.
Conversely on Fedora (from like 22 through to current 30) I've found Document Viewer more than suitable enough, so much so I've never considered looking for an alternative.
My go to PDFs are 400MB+ 1000page+ behemoths of text and technical drawings. no functionality or performance issues.
It won't be a size problem. My bet is they're using non-standard PDF features. Very annoying when that happens.
Run "file" over the PDF, and it'll tell you what revision and sub-revision it's using.
If worst comes to worst, often GIMP or Krita will open a PDF and you can raster it out to an image. Kinda sucks to have to do that, but it often works.
I'll do that and report back
I'll also try another large, image heavy file to see if it's file related
No need to even be that drastic if you're correct about using non-standard features. Just run it through pdf2ps and then back through ps2pdf, it then wont contain any features plain old postscript doesnt support
EDIT - (these are both tools that come with ghostscript, which I'd be astounded if any distro doesnt have installed by default)
you're on to something elvis
it is file related.
I opened a much bigger file, with many more images, no problems scrolling thru
Problem file stats:
Producer: Adobe PDF Library 7.0
Creator: Adobe InDesign CS2 (4.0.5)
other file, for test, all good, only stats I have are:
Format: PDF-1.6 (same)
No issues with Okular here...?