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Bug 454281 - evince crashes frequently
Summary: evince crashes frequently
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-07 14:03 UTC by Joel Uckelman
Modified: 2009-07-06 18:14 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-06 18:14:36 UTC

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Description Joel Uckelman 2008-07-07 14:03:47 UTC
Description of problem:

When working with large (300+ page) PDFs produced by pdfLaTeX, evince crashes
after a few minutes of paging back and forth. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a large PDF.
2. Use PgUp, PgDown to navigate around the PDF.
Actual results:

After a few minutes, evince crashes.

Expected results:

evince should not crash, regardless of how broken the PDF is.

Additional info:

I can provide the PDF in question if necessary---it's a book I'm editing,
so I can't just post it here---though the problem isn't really specific
to this PDF. It seems like any largish PDF is sufficient to trigger a

Please let me know what additional info is needed. This problem makes
evince almost unusable for me, and I spend a *lot* of time creating
and reading PDFs.

Comment 1 Joel Uckelman 2008-07-07 14:08:45 UTC
BTW, the version of evince in Fedora 8, which 2.20.2-1.fc8, crashed for me
sometimes, but not with anywhere near the frequency that this version does.

Comment 2 Joel Uckelman 2008-12-15 13:10:24 UTC
evince in Fedora 10 (2.24.2-1.fc10) seems to be much more stable than evince in Fedora 9 (2.22.2-1.fc9).

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:57:58 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
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Comment 4 Joel Uckelman 2009-07-06 18:14:36 UTC
I'm closing this bug, since this problem seems wholly fixed in Fedora 11.

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