gs,ghostxcript not working on fc5

Jack Byers byersj at
Thu Sep 14 18:55:07 UTC 2006

Jack Byers     byersj at

JB> gs
JB> gs file.pdf
JB> or
JB> ghostscript
JB> ghostscript file.pdf

JB> all fail to show the page , as if the connectin to X is broken

The above has to be:
gs -sDEVICE=x11
gs -sDEVICE=x11 file.pdf

or -sDEVICE=x11alpha instead of x11.


thank you Akira;
working fine,
export GS_DEVICE=x11   makes it the default

I am a newbie on fedora;
many years running redhat8, i was used to running
and it all just worked;
I now see that under rh8  the default device  is  'x11'
whereas under fc5 the default device is   'display', which i had thot would 
but evidently not, gs requires  the  x11


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