Trouble with KDVI file corruption error message
Dear developers of Lyx,
since many years I used my old notebook with Lyx 1.3.2 running under SUSE Linux and I really liked it and used
it a lot, to write letters, scripts for lessons and more. Now I got a new notebook running a RedHat Fedora
Linux, but without Lyx (
So I got Lyx 184.108.40.206 (and Qt 4.6.0) from the Internet some weeks ago and yesterday I got it compiled, linked,
and up and running. This really worked fine, thanks to the INSTALL instructions that helped me to get over
the error messages from ./config that it could not find the Qt4 library.
Trying the new version, I was pleased. There is just one point that makes me worry, but I am not really sure if
this is a bug in Lyx or KDVI: If I start a DVI preview (using the tool bar button or the menu), KDVI starts. If it
encounters two adjacent "Umlaute", such as 'ü' and 'ß' in the German word 'Grüße', it stops with an
error message that "KDVI had trouble interpreting your DVI file. Most likely this means that the DVI file
is broken". In addition it says "The unknown op-code 129 was encountered". In some occasions, I get this
error message even with a single character 'ü', but I always get it from an arbitrary combination of two
such characters, such as 'Ä', 'ä', 'Ö', 'ö', 'Ü', or 'ü'. PDF output works fine, Acrobat Reader
perfectly reads the file produced. I attach both a sample Lyx
file and the DVI file, perhaps this helps you if there should be a bug in Lyx.
Best wishes to you and yours for 2010!
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