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Old 04-09-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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What do I need to read Adobe PDF files?


Hi, I am using Kubuntu 7.10.
What do I need to get Adobe PDF files off the internet.
My computer just hangs

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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Acrobat Reader will do it (http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...?promoid=BUIGO). You can also use kpdf if you want to stick with an open source kde app.

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The adobe reader (acroread) is available on most distros using the package manager. In the case of (K)ubuntu, look for Adept or Synaptic. Type "pdf" in a search window and you'll find all the choices.
 
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Originally Posted by impeteperry View Post
Hi, I am using Kubuntu 7.10.
What do I need to get Adobe PDF files off the internet.
My computer just hangs
If you mean your web-browser hangs when you try to load PDF's from web pages, it might be because your browser doesn't have the Acrobat plugin installed. You can download it from http://www.adobe.com, as part of the Acrobat reader package.

I'm assuming you're using Firefox. In your Firefox install directory (/usr/lib/firefox for me), there's a plugins directory. Look for the nppdf.so file, and copy it into that directory, and restart Firefox.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 01:45 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot
 
Old 04-14-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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You can also embed kpdf or xpdf into FF using mozplugger if you don't want bloated Adobe crap, IMO.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll keep it in mind, but I think I already have the "reader" on another computer.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 08:13 PM   #8
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I think KGhostview is the KDE default PDF viewer. I found it very slow on my old system, but may continue to use it with my new one.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 10:37 AM   #9
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Well, on my system, kpdf is the default KDE PDF viewer.

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