Ok, maybe i wasn't clear, or maybe some of you have been staring at your computers for too long.
1.) Adobe works from internet or command line.
2.) I use GNOME
3.) I don't like the PDF viewers that come with with GNOME
4.) I want to be able to click on a PDF to open it using adobe.
5.) I went to control-center/files types and programs/documents/published material/pdf and set the mime type to acrobat reader for PDFs.
6.) It still doesn't work for double clicking, although it does now open with acrobat reader for a pdf on the web... whats the deal
maybe this is a bug in fedora core 2. If anyone out there can get a pdf to open with Adobe acrobat by double clicking in GNOME and Fedora Core 2 let me know.