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Old 02-03-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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Smile opening a pdf file


cant open a pdf file on my harddrive am on redhat6 any help

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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assuming fedora-22 lxde:
Code:
sudo yum install evince
 
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:16 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

If the evince install doesn't do the job, we'll need more info. The OS in particular.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...#faq_lqwelcome

Thank you.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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do a search in your repo for pdf to see if it shows apps that deal with pdf.. that's what I'd do
 
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:28 AM   #5
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Two other options are PDF-chain and KDE Ocular.

Also Gimp has the ability to open PDF files.

If you require Adobe, several distros have Adobe Reader in their repositories.
 
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:15 PM   #6
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I use firefox or chrome to open pdf files and it works too.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 04:21 PM   #7
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it doesnt open becuase you dont have a pdf viewer application, or doesnt open and you DO have a pdf viewer application? Are double-clicking the file? If so, what happens when you double click? Or are you opening the application and selecting File, Open, searching for the pdf and then trying to open?

Need more info, please.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 04:27 PM   #8
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"redhat6 "

is that RH6 or RHEL 6 ?
if rhrl6 then 6. what ?
the current in the older 6 series is RHEL 6.7 with 6.8 do soon

evince should be installed BY DEFAULT with the Gnome2 desktop manager
 
Old 02-03-2016, 06:00 PM   #9
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redhat comes with support. you should call tech-support since you already paid for it.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 04:25 AM   #10
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yum install acrobat

or check out this link:
http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...-red-hat-rhel/

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Old 02-04-2016, 03:30 PM   #11
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"acrobat" ???

why in the name of "bleeped out " would want to install that bit of garbage on a perfectly good linux OS
 
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:41 PM   #12
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"acrobat" ???

why in the name of "bleeped out " would want to install that bit of garbage on a perfectly good linux OS
I'm not sure, but isn't acrobat a depreciated or dead project?
 
Old 02-05-2016, 12:54 AM   #13
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Cool

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"acrobat" ???

why in the name of "bleeped out " would want to install that bit of garbage on a perfectly good linux OS
hahaha.. okay.. so acrobat is a thing of the past?
 
Old 02-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #14
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acrobat is a thing of the past present and future. I didn't know it was available for Linux though (I wouldnt care anyway as I stay away from adobe products) You don't need bloated acrobat to just view pdfs. evince will work just fine. Others are okular, foxit, chromium and chrome also have native pdf viewers. Firefox might too, not sure.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 01:24 PM   #15
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Two other options are PDF-chain and KDE Ocular.
Ocular is actually Okular. The 'k' kind-of gives it away as a kde application, and if you don't have kde installed, you may find that installing it pulls in a lot of kde libraries (and at run time, too).
 
  


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