Let it run

Daniel xracoonx at gmx.de
Fri May 1 10:12:39 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-01 09:10, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:29:04 +0200
> Daniel <xracoonx at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have a large document that takes more than 10 minutes to compile.
>> In between LyX seems to stop the process to ask me whether I want to
>> "Let it run" or "Stop it". Is there a way to turn this dialog off?
>> Otherwise, I always have to attend to LyX while waiting for the
>> typesetting to finish.
> When you say "large" document, what do you mean? How large is large?
> Are you doing graphical conversions on huge graphical files? Is this
> thing the size of the Encyclopedia Britannica?
> I have a LyX source document for a 309 page book that compiles to PDF
> in ten seconds. The source file is 1.23MB. Here are my computer's stats:
> 2 core, 65 watt AMD A6-6400K 2core that runs at about 3Ghz, 16GB RAM,
> lots and lots and lots of disk space, with /usr being an SSD, about 5
> years old now. Void Linux. Not an ancient cripple, but by no means
> state of the art.
> I think your first question isn't "how can I turn off the dialog", but
> "why does this compile take so long, and what can I do about it?"
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
> March 2020 featured book: Troubleshooting: Why Bother?
> http://www.troubleshooters.com/twb

It's 250 pages. A lot of inkscape graphics, tables, a huge amount of 
cross references, biblatex/biber references. 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel 
Core i7, 16 GB ram, 15 GB disk space. I thought about bisecting the 
document but didn't have the time yet because compiling the bisections 
takes so long. I compile it rather rarely these days and work mainly 
just in LyX.


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