[tex-live] Fwd: previewer xdvi bzw. xdvik

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Thu Nov 5 20:40:21 CET 2015

On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 07:50:39PM +0100, rewolf wrote:
> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
> Betreff: 	previewer xdvi bzw. xdvik
> Datum: 	Thu, 5 Nov 2015 11:26:03 +0100
> Von: 	rewolf <rewolf at fb2.fra-uas.de>
> An: 	tex-live at tug.org
> Hello,
> I am using texlive with the OS ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop Acer Aspire E 15
> E5-551G-F1EW with Radeon R7 M265 graphic and have the following problem:
> Starting xdvi resp. xdvik the output is generated extremely slow so you
> can read word by word when it appears in the window. In former
> installations even on less fast machines the output appears at once.
> Beside I have the warning:
> Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type
> FontStruct.
> What is to do to accelerate the output of xdvi?
> For a hint I am very grateful.
> Sincerely
> R. Wolf

The warning is harmless and is unrelated to the slowness problem.

With the slow display, if you redisplay a page that has already been displayed
before (e.g., move to page 2 and then back to page 1), is it still slow?
If so, then it is probably a driver problem in the X server.

--Paul Vojta, vojta at math dot berkeley dot edu

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