evince is not able to render PDF created by OS X "save to PDF" feature

Bug #565823 reported by f3a97 on 2010-04-18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

Hi guys,

I just tried to open the pdf linked in this blog post:


However, it is rendered as blank pages.

Maybe an evince bug?


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Apr 18 11:13:47 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)

NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.58-generic
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic i686

f3a97 (f3a97) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, please attach that document to the report.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Confirmed on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" RC.

Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Packages: evince 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
                  poppler 0.12.4-0ubuntu4

f3a97 (f3a97) wrote :

Hi Pedro,

Here you are!

madbiologist (me-again) on 2010-04-27
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.10 alpha 2 updated to the latest versions of poppler and Evince.

Uname: Linux 2.6.35-6-generic i686
    evince 2.30.3-1ubuntu2
    poppler 0.14.1-0ubuntu1

Timmy Shih Jun Yee (shijun) wrote :

I've confirmed that Okular on Lucid shows the PDF correctly (i.e. not blank). So this is most likely a bug with Evince and not Poppler.

MattP225 (archaeus225) wrote :

I'm having a similar issue with a Mac/OSX generated PDF file. It will display in Okular and xpdf. Uploading to Scribd also displays the file correctly. Evince will not display the text. Images and formatting marks display correctly, but the text is not rendered at all.

Lucid 10.04
uname Linux 2.6.32-25-generic x86_64
evince 2.30.3-0ubuntu1.1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still only partially rendered with Ubuntu 10.10 RC.

Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
    evince 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
    poppler 0.14.3-0ubuntu1

I have poppler-data installed.

Selecting all will temporarily show all the text in reverse video.

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=653778

Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-07-01
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in evince:
status: New → Confirmed
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Same behaviour as in comment #9 on Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" beta 1.

Packages: evince 3.3.90-0ubuntu2
                   libpoppler19 0.18.4-1ubuntu1
                   libcairo2 1.10.2-6.1ubuntu2

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

On Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" the file attached to comment #4 looks the same as the screenshot in comment #7.

Pacakges: evince 3.6.0-0ubuntu2
              libpoppler26 0.20.1-1ubuntu1
              libcairo2 1.12.2-1ubuntu2.1

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in evince:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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