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pdflatex -v

returns:

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kpathsea version 6.2.2
Copyright 2016 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
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the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the pdfTeX source.
Primary author of pdfTeX: Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
Compiled with libpng 1.6.28; using libpng 1.6.28
Compiled with zlib 1.2.8; using zlib 1.2.8
Compiled with poppler version 0.48.0

For this version of TexLive, its pdflatex doesn't work on my files using "beamer" style for generating presentations for unknown reasons. In brief, I'm getting an endless list of errors "Non-PDF special ignored!" and a pdf output is generated with only black pages.

Yet I can compile the files without any problem on other platforms or going through a sequence latex, dvips, ps2pdf.

Many thanks in advance for any hint how to solve the above issue!

Alex

PS: The log file for a small test file:

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    your document is loading something that works only with latex + dvips, but as you don't show your code, one can't tell you what ... – Ulrike Fischer Jun 26 at 11:50
  • The smallest beamer document would be something like \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \slide{My slide} \end{document}. Are you able to compile that on other platforms? Do you get the log file you've shown above? – Teepeemm Jun 26 at 11:56
  • For this toy beamer file I'm getting black screen pdf too:-(( A small excerpt from its log file is: Non-PDF special ignored!.. Package atveryend Info: Empty hook BeforeClearDocument' on input line 4. Package atveryend Info: Empty hook AfterLastShipout' on input line 4. (./mysld.aux) – Alex Jun 26 at 12:01
  • Then show the complete log-file of the small document. – Ulrike Fischer Jun 26 at 12:07
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    You can edit the question to add the log-file, no need to use the comments (but your system looks rather old ...) – Ulrike Fischer Jun 26 at 12:13
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(./graphics.cfg)

you have a graphics.cfg file in the current directory that you may want to delete. Whatever is in it, it is doing the wrong thing.

You should also delete the local copies of color.cfg, graphics.sty, graphicx.sty dvips.def etc they are all ancient versions for example your log shows

trig 1994/10/16 v1.08 sin cos tan (DPC) 

whereas the current version is

trig 2016/01/03 v1.10 sin cos tan (DPC)
  • Many thanks David, it has worked out! Just to precise my issue: the offending files were not a part of TexLive directories such as /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-cfg etc. There are they all up to date. The offending files were all locally stored in the same directory as my tex source file. They were there apparently for many years without causing any problem till recently. Best wishes – Alex Jun 26 at 13:52
  • @Alex yes that's what the (./zzzz.sty) in the log is telling you, that you have local copies masking the installed version. 1994 doesn't seem that long ago:) DPC. – David Carlisle Jun 26 at 15:17

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