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robertkey 08-18-2009 09:54 AM

nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for on Debian amd64.
Hi I am trying to use acrobat's 32 bit viewer for pdf files in firefox 3.0.12. When I do the install nspluginwrapper -i /path/
the error message is:
nspluginwrapper: no appropriate viewer found for
This occurs on Debian amd64 linux. Firefox of course won't use the plugin.
How can I fix this? What viewer is nspluginwrapper referring to?
I built nspluginwrapper successfully from source.
Rob Key

the trooper 08-18-2009 02:08 PM

Is there a reason you're not using a native amd64 pdf viewer,such as xpdf:

robertkey 08-19-2009 12:38 AM

Hi, I want to view pdf files in firefox just for the convenience. A lot of people seem to have got nspluginwrapper working but under Ubuntu which is essentially the same as Debian. I just wondered if anyone new what the problem is.

robertkey 08-19-2009 12:54 AM

Oh I see what you are getting at, I installed xpdf but if I also install mozplugger then I can launch a pdf viewer inside firefox (or mozilla) which would be a better solution to nspluginwrapper which is not included in the AMD64 distro. I quess with mozplugger I could launch one of the other pdf viewers as well.
By the way I suppose everybody knows that the jdk or jre from sun includes a 64bit javaplugin since update 12. Very convenient.

the trooper 08-19-2009 08:04 AM

You should be able to choose which application you use to view pdf files in the FF menu.
I'm using Iceweasel,so it may differ,here's how i do it after installing xpdf:


Then look down the list of file types,and find portable document format.
Change the default application to xpdf,then click close.
Try opening a pdf file to make sure.

And yes,the 64bit flash and java plugins are available from the Debian repos.

robertkey 08-20-2009 09:01 AM

Thanks trooper, I did get it working yesterday with xpdf and with evince although evince does not open inside iceweasel. I had forgotten about mozplugger. I now have everything working in amd64 including googleearth etc. Have you noticed any speed difference between amd64 and i386 on the same computer? I haven't really checked yet.

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