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Old 06-27-2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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Problem in adobe reader. Computer is hanging when opening .pdf file.


Problem in adobe reader. Computer is hanging when opening .pdf file.

I recently installed adobe reader 9.4.2 on my computer.
Im using mandriva.
Do anyone knows how to reconfigure adobe reader?
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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If you run acroread <filename> from the terminal and post the error messages here, perhaps then someone might be able to help.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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Problem in adobe reader. Computer is hanging when opening .pdf file.

I recently installed adobe reader 9.4.2 on my computer. Im using mandriva. Do anyone knows how to reconfigure adobe reader?
As has been said before, if you want help, you have to provide details.

What VERSION of Mandriva? How did you install the reader (the .bin file, or the .bz2 file?), What do you mean by "computer is hanging"?? Do you mean your X session, or does the whole computer freeze (can you get to your box over the network/other virtual TTY's at the console?) As Anisha asked, what error(s) do you get? Can you open the PDF in another reader, like okular, or on another computer, to rule out a corrupt PDF? There is nothing to be done to 'reconfigure' acroread..you either have it installed, or you can reinstall it. It's not open source.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
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If you run acroread <filename> from the terminal and post the error messages here, perhaps then someone might be able to help.
Sir when i run "acroread <filename> my computer freeze.
Ive wait for a minute but my computer is still not working (on freeze).

Sir there is no error code or message pop up or displayed.
ive tried to open other pdf file but still freezing.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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What VERSION of Mandriva? How did you install the reader (the .bin file, or the .bz2 file?), What do you mean by "computer is hanging"?? Do you mean your X session, or does the whole computer freeze (can you get to your box over the network/other virtual TTY's at the console?) As Anisha asked, what error(s) do you get? Can you open the PDF in another reader, like okular, or on another computer, to rule out a corrupt PDF? There is nothing to be done to 'reconfigure' acroread..you either have it installed, or you can reinstall it. It's not open source.
Sir im using Mandriva 2009.1, i install .rpm file of adobe reader.
I mean computer is freezing.
Yes i can open the .pdf file with another pdf reader application "Document Viewer".

In another computer running on Mandriva 2009.1 OS adobe reader is working great.
Do you think that the problem is on my system?
 
Old 06-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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Yes, the problem would appear to be local to that particular computer and, since Document Viewer works, specific to the Adobe Reader install.

I suggest removing Acrobat Reader and reinstalling if you must use that program.

I am quite happy using native Linux *.pdf readers and not using Acrobat Reader. I don't even use it on Windows.
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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Yes, the problem would appear to be local to that particular computer and, since Document Viewer works, specific to the Adobe Reader install.

I suggest removing Acrobat Reader and reinstalling if you must use that program.

I am quite happy using native Linux *.pdf readers and not using Acrobat Reader. I don't even use it on Windows.
Sir ive tried to reinstall adobe reader.
Sir the reason why i need adobe reader because there is an advanced option when printing unlike "Document Viewer".

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:03 PM   #8
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Since I don't use Acrobat, I'm not able to offer more help on that.

You might consider taking a look at Okular, the KDE pdf reader, which I find superior to Document Viewer in every way. It does allow me to access the additional printing options offered by my printer driver (It's an HP, so I use HPLIP to manage it).

Good luck.

Edit: That leads me to think you might take a look at the printer drivers on the two machines. If they are not the same, it could be that issue lies not with Document Viewer, but with the functionality in the specific driver.

I do know that using HPLIP makes available features in my HP that are otherwise not readily available without a lot of twisting and turning.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:04 PM   #9
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Can anyone provide me a list of other pdf reader that is suitable for mandriva 2009.1 and a link where can i download this software.
Thank you.
 
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Consider this (might require wine though):
1. http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-pdf-tools.htm
2. http://www.linuxalt.com/
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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Since I don't use Acrobat, I'm not able to offer more help on that.

You might consider taking a look at Okular, the KDE pdf reader, which I find superior to Document Viewer in every way. It does allow me to access the additional printing options offered by my printer driver (It's an HP, so I use HPLIP to manage it).

Good luck.

Edit: That leads me to think you might take a look at the printer drivers on the two machines. If they are not the same, it could be that issue lies not with Document Viewer, but with the functionality in the specific driver.

I do know that using HPLIP makes available features in my HP that are otherwise not readily available without a lot of twisting and turning.
Can i use or install this okular in GNOME Desktop sir?
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:07 AM   #12
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My "Adobe Reader" now is working, thanks for the helpful advice.
To solved the problem i downgrade my adobe reader from 9.4.2 to 8.1.7.
while im searching other solution adobe reader higher version is not working on my computer.
Im planning to reinstall my computer or upgrade it to mandriva 2010.2 with Asian language support
maybe by this new system Adobe Reader 9.4.2 will work great.


Thanks and more powers to LQ.

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Old 06-28-2011, 10:20 AM   #13
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Sir im using Mandriva 2009.1, i install .rpm file of adobe reader.
I mean computer is freezing. Yes i can open the .pdf file with another pdf reader application "Document Viewer".

In another computer running on Mandriva 2009.1 OS adobe reader is working great.
Do you think that the problem is on my system?
When you replied above, Anisha is *NOT* a "sir".

And it's amazing how polite you are now, since you're wanting an answer. It's a far cry from the insults you sent me in private messages.
 
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Mandriva is RPM based, is it not? Yum should resolve the dependencies for Okular so that it runs under Gnome.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #15
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When you replied above, Anisha is *NOT* a "sir".

And it's amazing how polite you are now, since you're wanting an answer. It's a far cry from the insults you sent me in private messages.
Sorry for that.
I don't know sir. I think Anisha is a boy.
 
  


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