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Old 11-11-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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Acroread 7.0 won't read pdf

I have justed installed Acroread 7.0 in Gentoo, but when I tried to read an e-book in pdf format I got an error message saying that the file couldn't be opened because of a missing plug-in. A visit to didn't help as I couldn't find any download link for plug-ins.
The e-book opens OK in Windoze but as it's about doing stuff with Linux, that's not exactly helpful.
If anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated.
Old 11-11-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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if you do not have OpenLDAP you might have better luck getting Adobe Acroread working for you if you installed it...
Old 11-12-2005, 09:03 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem. I fixed it but didn't like the version 7 so I went back to 5.1. If I remember correctly I deleted a file from the plugins directory where in acroread was installed. The error message gave me a clue as to the filename. I then went to plugins directory and just deleted the file associated with the plugin. Worked fine then but I just didnt like it for various reason like slow load time, it acted squirrelly, and it kept trying to 'call home', among other things.
Old 11-14-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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I'm afraid the OpenLDAP install didn't help but thanks for the suggestion. I've discovered that the plug-in is a security key to stop the e-book being copied. Unfortunately the key will only work in Windoze. I enjoy irony as much as the next man, but in a Linux book this is taking the wee wee.
Old 11-14-2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with a Sybex Linux+ book that I bought a few months ago. I agree with you, its very ironic that its a Linux book, that they have made so difficult to read on Linux without running the cdrom.


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