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Old 09-29-2008, 05:27 PM
michael
 
Default gv (gs) not producing full plots on AMD64 with nVidia

I'm running Debian etch on my AMD64 box. It has an nVidia GeForce 6600
card and I'm using nVidia's module driver (v169.12). When I try and use
'gv' to display an IDL-produced plot it gives a partial plot, the cursor
shows that interpretting is progressing but it never completes the plot.
(If I take the same file and run it through 'gv' on another machine
there is no problem and the plot is plotted within a second or so.) I'd
welcome ideas on how to diagnose what's happening and on how to fix it.
Thanks, M


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Old 09-30-2008, 05:01 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default gv (gs) not producing full plots on AMD64 with nVidia

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 18:27:19 +0100, michael wrote:
> I'm running Debian etch on my AMD64 box. It has an nVidia GeForce 6600
> card and I'm using nVidia's module driver (v169.12). When I try and use
> 'gv' to display an IDL-produced plot it gives a partial plot, the cursor
> shows that interpretting is progressing but it never completes the plot.
> (If I take the same file and run it through 'gv' on another machine
> there is no problem and the plot is plotted within a second or so.) I'd
> welcome ideas on how to diagnose what's happening and on how to fix it.

Make sure that you actually use the same version of ghostscript on both
machines, e.g. by comparing the output of this:

dpkg -l ghostscript* gs-* | awk '/^[^D|+]/{print $1,$2,$3}' | column -t

>From your symptoms I would suspect that something is wrong with
ghostscript; however, you can easily test the "nvidia hypothesis" by
switching X to the vesa driver and opening the file again.

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:26 PM
michael
 
Default gv (gs) not producing full plots on AMD64 with nVidia

On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 19:01 +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 18:27:19 +0100, michael wrote:
> > I'm running Debian etch on my AMD64 box. It has an nVidia GeForce 6600
> > card and I'm using nVidia's module driver (v169.12). When I try and use
> > 'gv' to display an IDL-produced plot it gives a partial plot, the cursor
> > shows that interpretting is progressing but it never completes the plot.
> > (If I take the same file and run it through 'gv' on another machine
> > there is no problem and the plot is plotted within a second or so.) I'd
> > welcome ideas on how to diagnose what's happening and on how to fix it.
>
> Make sure that you actually use the same version of ghostscript on both
> machines, e.g. by comparing the output of this:
>
> dpkg -l ghostscript* gs-* | awk '/^[^D|+]/{print $1,$2,$3}' | column -t
>
> >From your symptoms I would suspect that something is wrong with
> ghostscript; however, you can easily test the "nvidia hypothesis" by
> switching X to the vesa driver and opening the file again.
>

Folks, it turns out it was the file that was incomplete (copying it
about at different times clouded the issue) ie I've discovered my IDL
code not closing the IDL output (postscript) file (I needed a
device,/close
line)... added that and it
seems to work now

hooray!


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