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Old 10-12-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Wink Help PDF Firefox

Hi I can't seem to open pdf files with firefox I have suse 9.1. But I can open pdf files with konqueror. Please help me coz I love firefox with about:config paint change . Thanks for your help.....

Windows xp is a leaky can.... /rants over
Old 10-12-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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you need to select /opt/kde/bin/kpdf or /opt/kde/bin/kghostview as the application to open pdf's when running firefox.
Old 10-12-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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Yeah it works thxs for the help Dude I appreciate. Goodluck with your Linux Box =).
Old 02-15-2005, 04:02 PM   #4
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Cannot open PDFs with Firefox


When I try to open pdf files from the net using Firefox 1.0, the "OK" button is greyed out no matter what I do: it will not allow me to save to file or open the pdf with any application. But it will let me open docs, powerpoint, etc. files. I can however open the pdf files with Konqueror. I tried removing Firefox with Fedora's Add/Remove Applications GUI as well as "rpm -e firefox" and then reinstalling the program. No luck. Any suggestions?


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Ok, looks like I solved my own problem. I uninstalled firefox with "rpm -e firefox", erased the folder ~/.mozilla/firefox and then installed firefox with "yum install firefox". Now, for some reason, I can open and save PDF files with firefox.
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this is the firefox site where you can find allt he plugins, pdf, java, flash, shockwave, quicktime, whatever.


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