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Old 05-21-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Activate Adobe Reader to read ebooks


I can't get Acrobat Reader to activate so I can read an ebook that's drm protected. When I go to Adobe's website, sign in, click 'Activate', Firefox asks me what I want to do with the program. The thing is, it should automatically associate the .edn extention with acroread or the Adobe plugin right?

I used apt-get to install acroread, acroread-escript, acroread-plugins, and mozilla-acroread and they're all the 7.0.5 version. I'm using Debian etch with a 2.6.15 kernel.

Does anyone know a fix to this? I prefer to do this in Reader but I'm open to an alternative way to view the document.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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My understanding is that Adobe does not recognize a demand for DRM-enabled Linux version of their reader *(cough) bullcrap*. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong. I've read that xpdf can be patched to ignore some DRM restrictions, but I don't know exactly what this does and I'm sure it's not legal anyway.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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Yeah I haven't gotten a response from Adobe about it.

I actually found an html version of the book that I paid for so I'm just reading that. I'd like for Adobe to support this since I like reading ebooks and I don't mind paying for them. There's probably not that many people like me though so I'm not holding my breath as far as Adobe prioritizing this.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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On the contrary, I suspect there are lots of folks like you who wish Adobe would enable DRM on Linux Reader, but Adobe is ignoring them. Sort of like 64-bit Flashplayer ...
 
  


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