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Old 02-04-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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pdf files

Cannot not open any pdf files from any web sites.
Old 02-04-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Have you installed a PDF reader ?

Acrobat Reader
other ?

What distro are you using ?
Old 02-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #3
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I have installed the Acrobat Reader 8 and still nothing.
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I guess the next questions should be, what browser are you using to open these? Have you tried to download them first, then open them?
Old 02-04-2008, 05:07 PM   #5
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- Yes, I have tried to open them first
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You need to copy the file named from the where you installed Acrobat to the plugins directory of Firefox or Seamonkey or whatever other browser you're using. Do the copy as root into the system-wide plugins directory (which may be /usr/lib/firefox/plugins or something similar) so any logged-in use will have access to it. You can find the plugins directory with the find command; e.g.,
find /usr -follow -name 'plugins'
Obviously, you're looking for the Firefox (or whatever) tree.

In my case, the file is in /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Browser/intellinux/ If you don't have Adobe Reader 8 installed (say, you've got 7), the file will be in roughly the same file tree and will be named

You also need to add the path to the acroread program to the system or user PATH if acroread is not symbolically linked to /usr/bin or somewhere (if you can execute acroread on the command line you don't need to do this).

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Old 02-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #7
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Internet Explorer is a Windows based application. Is this a Microsoft Windows based OS in question? If so which version of Windows, service patch level, Internet version? On vista I never had much luck with the version 8 let alone many of any other apps but had no issues with 7 on Vista.



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