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Old 11-09-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Post Black Screen Appears Instead Of PDF File In-Browser, Fedora 15, Gnome3


When attempting to view pdf files in-browser, all that appears is an empty black box. I have not tried any on-disk files. I am running Fedora 15, Gnome 3, have an AMD Phenom II x6 1090T processor, 4gb RAM, onboard graphics. I do not know what the problem is, if there is additional software to install, or perhaps something ith my hardware?
 
Old 11-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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When attempting to view pdf files in-browser, all that appears is an empty black box. I have not tried any on-disk files. I am running Fedora 15, Gnome 3, have an AMD Phenom II x6 1090T processor, 4gb RAM, onboard graphics. I do not know what the problem is, if there is additional software to install, or perhaps something ith my hardware?

Ok, first there are several questions that need to be answered.

1) Which web browser are you using?
2) What is the version of the web browser are you using?
3) Have you installed Adobe Acrobat for Linux or are you using Okular or another PDF viewer?
4) Since posting have you tried to open any on-disk PDF files?


Now, if you are using Firefox5/6/7 then you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat for Linux to correct the probelm, or at least my experience has shown that the only way to solve this issue is to install Acrobat for Linux. I am using openSuSE 11.3 and had that issue about the Time that Firefox updated to version 7. I found that any PDF file that was made on a Windows based computer would either cause Firefox PDF viewer to hang, produce a black screen, or a white screen, but would never display the contents.

The first thing I am going to suggest is to install Adobe Acrobat for Linux:http://get.adobe.com/reader/

If that does not resolve the issue then please provide the Web browser you are having issues with, along with a link to the file(if possible) to verify the contents.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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evince is the default gnome pdf program

open it in that

in firefox the pop up menu should give that as an option
r-click on the pdf link and select "open with" and use evince
 
Old 11-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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You might be able to get convince evince to open within Firefox by installing mozplugger
Code:
yum install mozplugger
and then following the directions here. I haven't tried to do this in quite a while. In the past, I found that sometimes it worked, and some times it didn't.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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Im using Firefox 7.1. I have Mozplugger installed. I attempted to install Adobe Reader, but it wouldn't work. I followed the instructions, have the .so file in the mozilla/plugins folder, but it does not appear under (in browser) Tools -> Add-Ons -> Plugins like it should.

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Old 11-11-2011, 03:14 AM   #6
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Im using Firefox 7.1. I have Mozplugger installed. I attempted to install Adobe Reader, but it wouldn't work. I followed the instructions, have the .so file in the mozilla/plugins folder, but it does not appear under (in browser) Tools -> Add-Ons -> Plugins like it should.
OK, I just found this post on a Fedora Project Forum, and it would appear that there is a bug in the mozplugger. Here is the forum post from 2 Nov.

http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.lin...general/402718

This is stating that the work around for this issue is to do the following:

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Applications and remove the associations for PDF

Then when asked use evince which will open the PDF in an external window.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 03:46 PM   #7
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Thanks!I couldn't find evince, even though YUM says that it is installed and updated already. But I was able to find adobe reader then, and that works great.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #8
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Thanks!I couldn't find evince, even though YUM says that it is installed and updated already. But i was able to find adobe reader then, and that works great.
 
  


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