I made a PDF document with pdftex. When I run evince document.pdf these warnings always appear:

*** BUG ***
In pixman_region32_init_rect: Invalid rectangle passed
Set a breakpoint on '_pixman_log_error' to debug

Similar bug warnings can be seen in Eclipse but I'm not sure if that's related.

OS and DE: Debian 8.5 with Gnome 3.14.


Because someone is a bad programmer. The developer of one of the software layers (either evince itself or one of the many libraries it uses) has either misused a function or programmed a function to emit spurious messages. Somehow it mostly works.

Unfortunately, these messages are extremely common in Gnome software. Just ignore them.

  • Do you have a recommendation for more stable system or window manager? - - I need stability for my scientific computing hobby. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Nov 25 '16 at 0:56
  • @Masi Gnome isn't particularly unstable (apart from compiz). – Gilles Nov 25 '16 at 1:00

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