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Re: problem running dvips
- To: "Kevin Wright" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: problem running dvips
- From: "Richard Lyon" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 09:20:39 +1000
- Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Kevin Wright'" <email@example.com>
- Reply-To: "Richard Lyon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fair enough. It sounds like you are using an xserver.
I didn't want to install an xserver and needed to get things working
The objective was to write a technical document.
mikTeX includes a dvi viewer called YAP, which seems to work well as
a WINNT dvi viewer. It even handles encapsulated postscript.
From: Kevin Wright <email@example.com>
To: 'Richard Lyon' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Kevin
Date: Tuesday, 27 April 1999 5:03
Subject: RE: problem running dvips
>Thanks for the pointer. I finally got it to work after doing a search on
>dejanews which pointed me to an FAQ. After much tweaking the configuration
>files, setting up some environment variables and creating the mf.base file,
>it worked! I am now able to create postscript files from dvi files:
>dvips foo.dvi -o foo.ps
>I can use a2ps to print the files with 2 up and/or doublesided and I use gv
>to view the files.
>My next project is to get xdvi (or xdvik) to work. After it finds all the
>fonts and it loooks like it's going to display the file, it returns an
>Unexpected 255 in PK file
>I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. In the meantime, I'll just convert
>the dvi files to ps and use gv to view them.
>When I get time, I'll try mikTex.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Richard Lyon [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Friday, April 23, 1999 5:10 PM
>> To: Kevin Wright; firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: problem running dvips
>> You may like to consider mikTeX. This is a fairly complete LaTeX/TeX
>> distribution for WIN32
>> and is available from any of the CTAN sites. DVIPS is included. The
>> installation configures
>> your winnt system so all the various components can find each other.
>> The source code can be compiled under cygwin.
>> Regards ...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kevin Wright <email@example.com>
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>> Date: Wednesday, 21 April 1999 11:25
>> Subject: problem running dvips
>> >Does anyone have experience running dvips under cygwin.
>> (actually, I get
>> >same errors running xdvi) Whenever I try to run it, I get
>> problems finding
>> >file mf.base but I can't find information on how to create this file.
>> >Here's an example:
>> >/usr/local/share/dvi > dvips cln.dvi
>> >This is dvips(k) 5.78 Copyright 1998 Radical Eye Software
>> >' TeX output 1999.01.08:1131' -> |lpr
>> >kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag
>> >magstep\(3.0\) --dpi 1037 cmbx12
>> >mktexpk: Mismatched mode ljfour and resolution 600; ignoring mode.
>> >mktexpk: Running mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=magstep(3.0);
>> nonstopmode; input
>> >This is METAFONT, Version 2.718 (Web2C 7.2)
>> >I can't find the base file `mf.base'!
>> >Here is the dvips version information:
>> >dvips(k) 5.78
>> >kpathsea version 3.2
>> >Copyright (C) 1998 Radical Eye Software.
>> >/usr/local/share/dvi > uname -a
>> >CYGWIN_NT-4.0 HOLSTEIN 20.1 (0.4/1/1) 1998-12-19 17:47:08
>> i686 unknown
>> >I am running on text mounts, if that makes any difference.
>> >I have looked through the info files for kpathsea, metafont,
>> texinfo, etc
>> >but I haven't been able to figure it out. If anyone can
>> point me in the
>> >right direction, I would appreciate it.
>> >Kevin Wright
>> >Aspect Development
>> >Mountain View, CA
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