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Old 03-17-2005, 04:39 AM   #16
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thanks.
I found why just now.
after I renamed PPKLite.api
I should delete the ~.adobe and ~.acrobat folder
then I restarted it, everything works fine now.
:-)

I installed acrobat reader 5 and the beta version of adobe reader 7 before on the same machine.

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Old 03-17-2005, 04:46 AM   #17
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Originally posted by apachedude
Ignore my original post. I didn't extract the archive properly with Konqueror, but command line did the trick.

I get the following message, however, on acroread startup:


How can I find this plugin, or disable it from loading?
Its already resolved.

RTF README file!
 
Old 03-17-2005, 06:43 AM   #18
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acrobat is the only one that i have found that allows me to select and copy text from the pdf, which is very good if you are a student and alot of your electronic notes are in pdf form
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:15 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info I was having the same problem with that plugin.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:43 PM   #20
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I just tried it out on Slackware 10.1. Downloaded the tar.gz file.


Adobe Reader has always been faster on Linux compared to Windoze. And version 7.0 is the same as well.

Now it supports multiple file windows within one Application window. This is great if you are browsing/reading multiple files at one time. Just stop short of a tab browsing.

It also renders pdf file beautifully.

xpdf and other viewers are great. Not discounting them, but Adobe reader seems to have some edge over them.

Plus the improvement of it's gui definately brings the application to modern times as oppose to the dinosaur age look in version 5.*

By the way, it starts much faster compared to version 5.*.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 02:04 AM   #21
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 for Linux available

Quote:
Originally posted by leadazide
Adobe Sucks Reader 7 for Linux available!
get it here:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/7x/7.0/enu/
Server requires password?!?!
Is there any other source?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 11:30 AM   #22
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I am able to login without providing any credentials.
Try anonymous as the username and an email address as the password.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:02 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by apachedude
To disable a plugin, you can delete it from the plug_ins directory, or you can move it to another. This is somewhat of a hack, so I don't know if this is the best way.
where is this plug_ins directory you speak of?
 
Old 03-22-2005, 03:59 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by Stang_Man
where is this plug_ins directory you speak of?
Edit: /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins

I just reinstalled my system, but off the top of my head, it's something like /usr/local/bin/Acrobat/Reader... and eventually there's a plug_ins.

Last edited by apachedude; 03-22-2005 at 04:04 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:36 PM   #25
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Edit: /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins

I just reinstalled my system, but off the top of my head, it's something like /usr/local/bin/Acrobat/Reader... and eventually there's a plug_ins.
thank you. i looked everywhere but intellinux. haha
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:41 PM   #26
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Okay, I'm not a total n00b, but I've got Adobe 7 installed on my Suse 9.0 system, but don't know how to add a plug-in or link in Firefox so that pdf's are automatically opened when I click on them.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:58 PM   #27
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Follow the directions in /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/. There is a howto file in there.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:35 PM   #28
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Follow the directions in /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/. There is a howto file in there.
Thanks.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:56 PM   #29
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In this directory:
/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat/Reader/intellinux/plug_ins
run this command:
chmod 000 PPKLite.api
and your problem should be solved.

This way, you don't have to delete the plugin; you can always change the permissions back if a better solutions arises.

RW
 
Old 04-01-2005, 11:33 PM   #30
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Originally posted by apachedude
All I did was move PPKLite.api to another folder. Which should be equivalent to deleting it. No idea why it doesn't work for you.
I've had the exact same problem with the PPKLite.api plugin not initializing on my Slackware 10.0 (2.4.26) system running Acroread v7.0.0. Everything seems to work as expected, but I'd like to know what that plugin is and what it does. I can't seem to find anything about what it's supposed to do, but a Yahoo! search shows that someone had the same problem with v5 running on WinXP. I tried poking around the Adobe site, but came up with nothing. I don't have a problem with renaming/moving/deleting an offending file -- gods know I've done more times than I can count over the years -- I'd just like to have a better idea of what I'd be taking out of the loop.

Terje
 
  


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