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Sep
9
comment TIFFReadDirectory warning: unknown field
[output from preceding command; \n denotes a newline] STDOUT: Compression: None \n Compression: JPEG \n STDERR: identify.im6: Unknown field with tag 37553 (0x92b1) encountered. 'TIFFReadDirectory' @ warning/tiff.c/TIFFWarnings/768. \n identify.im6: Unknown field with tag 37554 (0x92b2) encountered. 'TIFFReadDirectory' @ warning/tiff.c/TIFFWarnings/768. \n
Sep
9
comment TIFFReadDirectory warning: unknown field
Thanks for your explanation. I think the problem might relate to the fact that TIFF container consists of two images, one is 2048x2048 and contains the full-resolution image; the other is, I suppose for thumbnail display by file browsers, and consists of a 62x62 low-resolution version of the same image. I believe the layers have different compressions, layer 1 being uncompressed and layer 2 being compressed with JPEG. This is shown by running the following command (the output of which is shown in the succeeding comment). $identify -verbose temp.tif | grep -i compression [output follows]
Sep
9
comment TIFFReadDirectory warning: unknown field
@Anthon: The images come from a Spot digital camera. Do you think that the feh-related problem I described might be unrelated to the errors about the unrecognized tag?
Sep
9
comment TIFFReadDirectory warning: unknown field
@VolkerSiegel: That's a good idea. I will have to look into tag stripping.
Sep
9
comment TIFFReadDirectory warning: unknown field
Thanks. So it sounds like TIFFReader might only be able to interpret official tiff tags, and throws an error whenever it encounters private or custom tags. I wonder why this causes dysfunctionality with the viewer (feh) that depends on the TIFFReader library.
Sep
9
comment feh: maintain zoom setting
Thank you. I notice that this works well for certain image formats (e.g., png, jpeg) but not for tif files. In this case, the image displays, but the viewport settings change each time a new image is loaded (along with printing to standard error of the message: "TIFFReadDirectory: Warning, Unknown field with tag 37553 (0x92b1) encountered.").
Sep
4
comment support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
Thanks. I already have the latest version of HPLIP on my system. I tried to find where one can specify this in http://localhost:631 but I could not find anything about driver selection.
Aug
28
comment How to install some packages from “unstable” Debian on a computer running “stable” Debian?
The apt.conf files seems to no longer exist in Debian testing (wiki.debian.org/AptConf), its role apparently having been assumed by /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf. If this is correct, perhaps the answer should be amended to indicate this release-dependence?
Aug
27
comment support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
Thanks very much for your reply. I'm aware of paps and wanted to know if there was a possibility of native support within CUPS so that external dependencies needn't be invoked.
Aug
27
comment support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
@Netch: Thanks for pointing out the a2ps filter. I was not aware of it. The printer in question is an HP4650 scanning laser printer. How can one determine the encoding used by CUPS? The characters actually printed, which bear no discernible relation to the input, included a Greek capital gamma, a capital C with a cedilla, an o with a circumflex, and a Latin capital W and T. Beyond this the failure to respect newline characters results in truncation of output at the paper margin.
Aug
26
comment openbox window positioning
Thanks, the placement options are what I needed for both questions. As far as conky goes, I want maximized applications to be able to hide it (so I can take advantage of the entire screen when desired), but when new windows are opened, I would prefer that they don't obscure the conky window by default. It seems that the center option in the placement settings of the openbox rc.xml file is the key here. So far as I can currently tell, it only accepts yes/no values, but if one could set it more quantitatively (e.g., 10% in from top left corner), that would be most useful.
Aug
23
comment conky: proper column alignment
Is a certain package needed for ${goto x} functionality? On my system, all text appearing after a goto statement (regardless of the value used for the positional offset x) fails to display.
Aug
18
comment enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
Thanks, I'll try assigning bindings to all the keys. I find it interesting that some of the key bindings are firmware-dependent while others are software-dependent.
Aug
17
comment .Xresources font names
That's very helpful. Thanks for the examples as well as for pointing me to the XLFD for the full specifications. I wasn't aware of xfontsel, but find it to be a rather helpful tool for viewing the effect of varying parameters. Your answer also explains why changing the number in the font designation in my question wasn't changing the font size: the number was in the adstyl column rather than the pxlsz column.
Aug
16
comment enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
@RaphaelAhrens: Yes, the keys do elicit a response in xev. What's odd is that there are no keybindings for any of the <kbd>Fn</kbd> keys in my rc.xml file (openbox config file), so what is handling the display brightness keys (and not the other special keys) is unclear to me.
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
I ended up formatting my drive and performing a fresh installation. Evidently, the Debian upgrade process is quite fragile.
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@Braiam: Added the full Xorg log files at the link above.
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@FaheemMitha: Here are the Xorg log files modified today: pastebin.com/y48ZG9zH
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
During installation, the installer asked me whether I should keep (default action) or replace two existing config files that differed from incoming files. One of the files was /etc/init.d/bootlogd. I opted to retain both of the existing config files (the default action), but since then, nothing is written to /var/log/boot, so I think I should have taken the new config file.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@slm: There are 54,000 messages printed to /var/log/syslog, all from today. Thanks for the link. My xorg.conf file is completely empty, so perhaps that is the problem.