Ubuntu :: Change The Default Viewer For Dvi Files, Since Xdvi Doesn't Render Correctly?

May 6, 2010

I am using emacs+auctex for latex editing now, I want to change the default viewer for dvi files, since xdvi doesn't render correctly most of my documents; okular works perfectly, though I cannot make it the default viewer I went into the AUCTex manual, and there is a tex-view-program list that should contain the list of viewers, but I cannot find the way to customize that variable.

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Ubuntu :: Image Viewer Opened From Nautilus Doesn't Change Active Window / Fix It?

Sep 1, 2010

There's something very annoying about how Nautilus opens "image viewer" windows.
They open, I can see them, but when I press the keyboard, it's still Nautilus which gets the commands.
This is because Nautilus stays the active window!

Most annoyingly, when I want to have a quick look at an image, and then close it, Nautilus closes instead (Alt+F4).

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
How to solve it?

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OpenSUSE :: KDE Widgets Do Not Render Correctly?

Aug 20, 2010

I installed Suse 11.3 a couple days ago. I have been using Ubuntu for the last 2 years and wanted to try something new. Everything has been working great so far except the widgets.

To add a widget, I click the icon on the right of the toolbar, click "Add Widget", and drag the widget to the desktop. When the widget appears it is stretched to the full width of the display and everything is scrunched vertically. A screenshot of the problem is below.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 - How To Edit Video And Render It Correctly

May 4, 2011

I'm looking for a good video editor for after I make a video. I'm currently using gtk-record desktop, and I don't have a problem with that. It's when I use Pitivi that I actually can't edit the video or render it correctly. How to render the actual project. I'm using 10.04.

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Ubuntu :: By Default Pango Is Choosing AR PL UMing CN As Font To Render Japanese Text When Current Font Doesn't Have Japanese Glyphs

May 4, 2010

Actually I want to log a bug but I don't really know what package to log it against. The problem is that by default Pango is choosing the AR PL UMing CN as the font to render Japanese text when the current font doesn't have Japanese glyphs. But AR PL UMing CN is a Chinese font, so Chinese glyphs for kanji characters (e.g., 覚) are displayed. This is jarring and confusing for Japanese readers.

This situation mostly arises when you have mixed English and Japanese text. Some applications (for instance Firefox) will allow you to select a font for Asian text. Thus if the text contains only Asian characters it will use the font you select, rather than what Pango would have selected. But if it is a mix of English and Japanese, you end up with the wrong glyphs.

Other environments (like gnome-terminal, or a gedit) have difficulties as well. Since the primary interface requires mono spaced roman characters you run into difficulty selecting fonts. Most Japanese fonts only have proportional roman characters. This means that if use a nice roman font and use Japanese text (for instance file names), you end up with Chinese glyphs. What I want is a mechanism that will work across all of Gnome for selecting the font I want to use for Chinese characters. That way I can choose either Japanese or Chinese glyphs.

I realize this is low priority. It only bugs me a little, but many of my Japanese colleagues are put off from using Ubuntu because they are confused by the Chinese glyphs that pop up on my screen from time to time. As I said, I'd like to file a bug, but I'm not sure against what package...

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Ubuntu :: Firefox Doesn't Render Pages Properly

Feb 12, 2011

It seems that I have been running Firefox unbeknownst to me with a broken configuration. It seems that if I enable the Quote: Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above in Edit->Preferences->Content->Fonts&Colors->Advanced, pages will no longer be render properly -- they are mostly blank.When running on the command line, I notice that I get errors from Pango (whatever that is) and think there may be a connection.

I tried doing sudo aptitude reinstall libpango-perl libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libpangomm-1.4-1 but it didn't fix the problems. (I haven't yet tried uninstalling pango since it looks like it removes some crucial components.)I also tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig and it didn't help.I'm guessing that the fonts cannot be scaled.This otherwise wouldn't be an issue, but it seems that some Firefox addons forcibly ignore the configured fonts and those pop-up windows are mostly blank/empty and therefore useless.

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Ubuntu :: Chromium Doesn't Render Japanese Fonts Properly

Oct 10, 2010

So far, as a former Chrome user on Windows, I am enjoying Chromium. However, there is one glaring problem that is bugging me, and is disrupting my usage of the browser.

Chromium will not show Japanese fonts properly. It's not that everything shows up as boxes. The problem is that certain characters will show in Japanese, and certain will show in Korean, thereby making the Japanese text unreadable. Copying and pasting into gedit allows me to read the Japanese text, and Firefox never had this problem, however, within Chromium, this is unreadable.

Here is a picture to show you what I mean:

Has anyone else had this problem, and fixed it? I have installed the language packs and have tried setting things to different unicode fonts and changing the encoding to unicode and even Japanese, and continue to get these errors.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Set Okular To Be Default PDF Viewer

Oct 26, 2010

I can't figure out how to set Okular to be the default PDF viewer.Using Ubuntu 10.04. And it keeps using evince to open PDF files even after I changed it. See the attached picture for what I've already done.

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Ubuntu :: Change The Default Path For Any Or All Of The Different Crontab Files?

Nov 16, 2010

Can I change the default path for any or all of the different crontab files?

Can they be changed independently? for example can the user mark get one path for cron jobs, Lynn get another, and root get yet a third, or are they always going to be the same?

How do I change them?

Hello fellow Linux users:

I know there are several crontab files on my computer. One each for each user, and it looks like one for root, maybe others?

I think there is only one cron handler that reads all the different crontab files and does what it is told.

If I do from my command line, I get:

mark@server:~$echo $PATH
If I schedule a similar command in my own crontab file by using
mark@server:~$crontab -e
with the following line:


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Ubuntu :: Make Okular Default Pdf Viewer

Jan 22, 2010

Simple question, how do I make okular my default pdf viewer? At the moment it is evince but I want to swap.Also is it possible to remove evince?

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Ubuntu :: Creating A Movie: File Size - Cinelerra Doesn't Allow Me To Render To Mpeg

May 8, 2010

I have a two hours long home video with I edited in a video editor program. I'd like to burn it to DVD, but first I need to export it to an mpeg file. Cinelerra doesn't allow me to render to mpeg, instead it offers .avi or .dv - problem is that the resulting file size is enormous. (i.e. 1 minute of .avi = 1.2GB! or around 500MB when I output to .dv) What file format would be best to render to and at the same time not to get an insanely big file? I'd like to keep it under 1GB if possible.

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Ubuntu :: Change The Default Format Of Openoffice Files Permanently?

Apr 2, 2011

i want to change the default format of open office files permanently. Like if i save a file it saves as .odt i want to change it to .doc

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Ubuntu :: Default Filesystem Browser Is Remote Desktop Viewer?

Jan 25, 2011

Whenever I try to open a folder or some other location on disk through any program, I get the Remote Desktop Viewer. For example, if I go to Places --> Home Folder, the RDV opens up and says "the connection to /home/<me>" is closed. It's very odd. I get the same behavior in Chromium if I select "Show in Folder" for a download.

If I go to the terminal and type 'xdg-open ~' or 'gnome-open ~' I also get the Remote Desktop Viewer, just like I do when I select home from the Places menu.

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Ubuntu :: Default Image Viewer Failed But GIMP Fine

Mar 19, 2011

The default image viewer in 10.10 (eog) has met its match, a ~500MB image of the moon. I just thought it was kind of funny, while browsing the software center for an image viewer that could handle it, I noticed the description of the one installed by default and thought it was kind of funny, so I snapped this screenshot and thought I'd share it with you guys. By the way I have 4 GB of RAM and can view the image just fine in GIMP, just thought this was kind of funny.

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Debian :: Change Default Permissions For Newly Created Files?

Jan 19, 2011

I'm new to Debian. I've read the documentation on this but it is too heavy for a new user to understand. I would like to change the default permissions for newly created files/directories.

I want all newly created files by 'user1' to have the default permissions of:
1. "owner can read and write"
2. "group can read and write"
3. "other can read only"

Permission 1 and 3 are already default. But I would like number 2 to be default as well. (the current default for group is read only).

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Ubuntu :: Swiftfox Doesn't Have Default File Handling / Cannot Open Files From Download Menu

Mar 22, 2010

Swiftfox does not have default file handling, and thus I cannot open files from the download menu. When I go to choose the program I want to open the file with, it just takes me to my Home folder in Nautilus. I have no idea where to find the programs I need (Image Viewer, Open Office, and Movie Player are the main ones I need).

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Fedora :: What Files Or Programs Have The Ability To Change Default Network Scripts

Aug 31, 2011

What files or programs have the ability to change your default network scripts and config files? All 3 of these very important files got changed on their own.


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Programming :: UTF-8 Or Locales - Cannot Get Html Files On Pc To Render Properly

Jun 10, 2011

I cannot get some html files on my pc to render properly, Epiphany and Iceweasel show some non-latin characters as garbage but shows others of the same language correctly although Gedit shows the same files, with or without the html code, correctly. I have all the locales installed. Can someone point me to a solution? I am misleading you when I say "garbage", it is always a pair of question marks.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Remote Desktop Viewer Doesn't Work

Sep 18, 2010

I have Lynx, trying to connect to a tightvnc server on a Win7 box on my LAN.

Server IP:

The remote desktop window just goes black and pops up a dialog saying connection closed every time.However VNC works fine as I installed xtightvncviewer as an alternative and that connects, and I can view the Win7 desktop and control it and do everything you would expect.

I've also tried connecting using Android VNC viewer from my phone on my LAN and that also works fine so it appears to be an issue with Remote Desktop Viewer.Incidentally using R.D.V. on Intrepid into a tightvnc server on my old XP box worked fine.

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General :: Chmod Doesn't Change Permissions On Files In Subdirs

May 15, 2011

I have a Qnap 219p NAS to which I have connected a USB external harddrive. I can access the external harddrive from my windows box using the network share, but at first i couldn't access the folders. The permissions set in the NAS GUI for the external drive is correct and are identical to the permissions set to the 2 internal drives.

I ssh'ed to the nas and used 'chmod -R 770 /share/external/sds1' - this granted me access to the folders, and some files. I can open all files in the root, but if I go just 2 folders 'deeper', i can't open the files in this folder, and in the folders after that.

In ssh, if i navigate to the folder wher I cannot open the files and use 'ls -l', i can see that the permissions (770) hasn't been applied to these files. How can I get chmod to apply the 770 permission to all files, folders, subfolders and files in subfolders etc., without having to chmod every folder one by one?

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Software :: Change Document Viewer Shortcuts?

Nov 5, 2010

I'm using Document Viewer 2.32 (Evince) under Ubuntu 10.10 and my shortcut for the "Rotate Right" option used to be Ctrl + Right. It worked ok since a few days ago, now appears this shortcut is backspace. I've tried to reinstall Evince packages but this doesn't work. Since this is really annoying I would like to know how to change this program "Rotate Right" shortcut back to Ctrl + Right.

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Ubuntu :: Document Viewer Doesn't Save Information To Fillable Pdf Properly / Solve This?

Dec 20, 2010

I am trying to fill out this PDF form:


In Document Viewer, I can click on the fields and type in them, but after spending about 2 hours writing descriptions of courses, I saved it and... it closed the document I was working on, and loading the document I saved resulted in empty fields that could no longer be edited at all - clicking on them did nothing - it looked like a blank form, except it was also broken.

Is there any way I can actually fill in this form...

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Ubuntu Servers :: Config - Change / Add From The Default OpenSSH Config Files To Get Tunnelling To Work?

Jul 10, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu Server 11.04 with OpenSSH, trying to create an ssh tunnel (for web traffic) to it from my (also Ubuntu) laptop. This is the command I'm using to create the tunnel:

Code: ssh -ND localhost:8080 george@ I had it all working on a virtual machine.. which was deleted What settings/lines do I need to change/add from the default OpenSSH config files to get tunnelling to work? I've Googled and AllowTcpForwarding is set to yes, as is X11Forwarding.. but it still doesn't work. Chrome can connect to the server, but says the connection was closed before any data was sent.

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Ubuntu :: Find A Good Viewer For Pdf Files?

Jan 24, 2011

I'm having issues trying to find a good viewer for my pdf files. The only one I've found that works very well is the Acrobat Reader port for Linux. Even this isn't as good as its equivalent in Windows. I tried xpdf and some others, but found a lot of functionality lacking, such as the basic ability to get the hand tool for scrolling the page.

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Ubuntu :: Xdvi Not Showing Menu?

Nov 27, 2010

i am writing in Latex and tend to view my document in xdvik out of the vim editor. for some strange reason i suddenly dont have a menubar or scrollbar in xdvi anymore. i looked at the manpage which mentioned +expertmode 16 but this doesnt work somehow. in .xdvirc the expertmode is swiched off as well, but it doesnt make a difference if i change it there either. i tried reinstalling, which didnt work. I am able to get normal behaviour back from the commandline via the -q option. however i'd rather just have things back to normal

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General :: Can't Print Pdf Files From The Ubuntu PDF Viewer On Printer

Aug 6, 2010

I can't print pdf files from the Ubuntu PDF viweer on my printer - I get a message that 'pdftorasterfailed'. My workaround is to print to file then print the postscript file. Annoying but it works. I did some searching and this is a known bug in cups for Ubuntu 10.04. The first thing I tried was a system update, that did update cups but it still fails. I found this link:


and have the patch files, but how do I apply them?

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Fedora :: SWF Viewer For Downloaded Files?

Apr 15, 2010

Is there a stand-alone SWF viewer I can use to view downloaded SWF files on Fedora please? I know there's a browser plugin, but it does not have any controls to pause or rewind the file - it just plays the SWF file from start to end. I've tried using Mplayer, but it does not appear to support playing SWF files.

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OpenSUSE :: Xdvi Cause Xorg To Crash

Jun 10, 2011

For a few days now every time I start xdvi, Xorg crashes completely. The screen freezes and no input seems to have any effect. So I have to reset the PC. I'm on a 64 bit 11.4, KDE setup, the graphics driver is nouveau.

Here is the part of Xorg.0.log, that seems to be relevant:

[ 1772.204] 0: /usr/bin/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x483068]
[ 1772.204] 1: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x5e6d9) [0x45e6d9]
[ 1772.204] 2: /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x7f16585e5000+0x32b30) [0x7f1658617b30]


I tried to reinstall the packages containing libc.so.4 and libexa.so with no improvement.

Are there any other log files, that could give more information?

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Slackware :: Xdvi Configurations In Slack?

Jan 7, 2010

Simple (I hope) problem here, my xdvi configuration is wacky. It never shows the entire page, cuts off the left side of text. This happened after having to shut the program down a few times due to it hating me.

In any case, the root configuration file works perfectly, so I was wondering if someone knew how to

a) reset user configuration for xdvi to defaults, or

b) copy root configuration over to user.

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Red Hat :: Change The Default Text That Is Displayed On The Default BASH Logon (attached)?

Sep 12, 2010

How is it possible to change the default text that is displayed on the default BASH logon (attached)?

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