Originally Posted by scoobyracer
my archive manager wont let me open any downloads i just downloaded adobe and i cant open it im using mint and gnome
We'll need a little bit more info than that before we can help. Where did you download the file from? What is the filename of the file you downloaded? Which archive manager do you use?
The more information you provide in your initial question, the faster it's likely to get a useful answer.
If you downloaded the adobe installer from adobe, and it has an extension like ".tar.gz" or ".tar.bz2" then you will need to use an archive program to open the contents first. Once you do, you will find an installation script inside the archive. If you need to open up an archive to use what's inside, here's a good standard process to use from the command line (as root):
--- if the file is in the ".tar.bz2" format ---
tar -jxpvf /path/to/the/AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i386linux_enu.tar.bz2
--- if the file is in the ".tar.gz" format ---
tar -zxpvf /path/to/the/AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i386linux_enu.tar.gz
Which ever of those you used, you should see a number of files listed as they are extracted. If you read the output, you should be able to see which directory they were extracted into, and you should "cd" into that directory and look for an installer script. To run the script (I don't know the name, but let's pretend it's called "installer.sh") use the following example (as root of course):
If the installer you downloaded is in ".deb" ".rpm" or ".bin" format, then you do not need to use an archiving program to open it up. It simply needs to be installed by a package management system.
Since you are in linux mint, I presume you downloaded it as a ".deb" file. The best way to install it is typically to click on it from inside nautilus (if the proper mime-types are installed, it'll prompt you to install the file automatically), or from a commmand-prompt, execute the following command as root:
dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i386linux_enu.deb
Of course, you will need to "cd" into the same directory as the file first...
Now, if you downloaded a ".bin" version of it, I recommend you go get the ".deb" version so that you can make upgrading it easier in the future. If you would rather just install the ".bin" version, here is the command that typically works (again, as root, and from the same directory as the file is in):
Best of luck, and make sure you are a bit more informative with your questions in the future.