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Thumbnail preview of pdf documents in KDE 4.2

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I'm using KDE 4.2. Dolphin show thumbnail preview for dvju,image,txt etc. but not for pdf files.

Do you know whether it is possible to fix it?
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On my KDE Trunk installation, I have thumbnails of PDF files in Dolphin.
It was likely added after KDE 4.2 was released.


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It should work in 4.2.0 and up, maybe even 4.1.something although not sure on that.

Have you compiled KDE yourself?

If so, you may need to have the poppler-dev packages installed if you haven't already. That's what okular needs to be compiled for pdf-support at least and I think the previewers uses the same lib.

If it's not compiled by you, check if your distro hasn't compiled it in. It really should work in 4.2.

Or: check if the pdf-files are too big for whatever size is set for "Maximum file size" in Dolphin->Settings->View modes->File previews.


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Yes, I'm using KDE 4.2.2 from Gentoo. Okular and poppler packages is installed and works.

"Maximum file size" set to 100 Mb.
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RCV wrote:Yes, I'm using KDE 4.2.2 from Gentoo. Okular and poppler packages is installed and works.

"Maximum file size" set to 100 Mb.


Works fine for me on Gentoo...


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Dolphin shows thumbnail previews for dvju, image, txt etc. but not for pdf files.

I had the same problem. I could solve it by installing kdegraphics-strigi-plugins. After that I had an additional item for PostScript, PDF and DVI Files in the list of supported file types at Dolphin Settings > General > Previews, which I could now enable.

The relevant files added by this package were:
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/usr/lib/kde4/gsthumbnail.so
/usr/share/kde4/services/gsthumbnail.desktop

These need ghostscript to work.


(KDE 4.4.2, lucid)

 
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