# Beamer: understanding hyperref messages “stopped early” and “Driver (autodected): hpdftex”

EDIT: The second message ("Driver (autodected): hpdftex") has been explained.

OS X, TexLive 2011 (basic) installed through MacTeX. I update everything with tlmgr daily. This minimal beamer example produces the below messages with pdflatex but not latex:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\frame{
Heteronormativity.
}
\end{document}


Messages:

Package hyperref Message: Stopped early.

)

Package hyperref Message: Driver (autodetected): hpdftex.


I do not get any other errors or warnings (e.g. related to pgf, \thepage, etc.)

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The second message just means hyperref has detected that you are using pdflatex. I think there is more than one way to cause the first. Is there an actual problem, though? – Ian Thompson Feb 5 '12 at 1:44
As stated, no: I get good output, no errors, no warnings. This is a curiosity question. Coincidentally, thank you for explaining the second message. – Dan Feb 5 '12 at 2:10
This is just information. You could use the silence package to try to remove them, but what is the issue here? There is a general feeling that LaTeX packages should be quite verbose (i.e. that the log is meant to be a record of everything important that happens). – Joseph Wright Feb 5 '12 at 9:28
Possible duplicate of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21104/… – egreg Feb 5 '12 at 10:40
As explained in the thread I mentioned, there's no support for "beamer+caption" (the latter package is causing the message). On the other hand, captions in beamer presentations are not that useful, are they? – egreg Feb 5 '12 at 16:19

Package hyperref Message: Stopped early.

is annoying, but seems to be innocuous. There's nothing that can be done until hyperref is modified to take care of it.