Since Evince doesn't work with *.eps on 13.04 (see bellow), is there any other app to quickly open (not edit) a *.eps file?

petr@sova:~$ evince histogram_default.eps 
undefined -21
undefined -21

(evince:12208): EvinceDocument-CRITICAL **: ev_document_misc_pixbuf_from_surface: assertion `surface' failed

(evince:12208): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

Try using ghostscript from the command line. This has worked for me. It may need to be installed from the repositories if not present on your system. sudo apt-get install ghostscript or the equivalent.

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    Thanks, that did it! I actually had it installed, so I just added a GUI around it as well: gv. – mreq May 2 '13 at 17:53
  • Ah, good. Was trying to remember the name of 'gv' as I wrote that -- did you already have 'gv' as an existing executable? – belacqua May 2 '13 at 17:56
  • No, had ghostscript only. Had to install gv. – mreq May 2 '13 at 18:00

Actually, this is a bug of Ghostscript.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/1159931 http://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=693843

It has a problem dealing with the decimal separator "," in some locales. To workaround you can start evince like this:

LANG=en_US evince my_file.ps
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