SUMMARY: Answerbook viewer not working

From: Daniel S. Notov (
Date: Thu May 04 1995 - 09:59:58 CDT

My Query:

> Forgive me if this is a FAQ.
> We have a series of SS1000's, without graphic displays. I access these systems
> via NCD and HP xterms. When I start answerbook, I can search & browse the
> toc without any problem. When I attempt to view a page, I get the message,
> "Can't start viewer" in my xterm window.
> BTW, these are Vanilla Solaris 2.3. The xterms get their xdm/mwm from SGI
> challenge systems.
> Any clues where I messed up?

Many thanks for the fast response!

The consensus opinion is I need Display Postscript for my X-Terminals. [Sound
of Dan whacking himself upside the head]. One person mentioned I may be
able to use ghostview as the viewer. The clues on how to config GV may
be hidden somewhere on

I shall pursue that option. Send me private e-mail if you wish a followup
on that adventure.

Many thanks (so far) to: (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child}) (Kjell Erkstam)
Simon-Bernard Drolet <> (Jon Green) (Garry D. Robbins)
"Christopher L. Barnard" <cbarnard@CS.UChicago.EDU> (Robert L. Spence) (Ulla Fischer) (Danny Johnson) (Scott MacDonald)
drd@Access.COM (David Deardoff) (Paulo Licio de Geus)
"Kris Olander" <>


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