Quick Tip: Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

April 26, 2014 — 109 Comments

adobe reader ubuntu 14.04

Adobe Reader was available in Canonical Partners repository then dropped since Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. This tutorial will show you how to install Adobe PDF Reader in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from the official package.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 14.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started:

1. Download the DEB package:

Adobe Reader 9.5.5 enu

UPDATE: Adobe Reader has recently removed support for Linux. Thanks to Enkouyami, if the above link is broken, you can install Adobe Reader from Canonical Partners repository, see this post.

2. Install Gdebi to handle the DEB package. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and run:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

3. Now install the package via Gdebi. It’ll also install the dependencies.

cd ~/Downloads && sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

4. If Adobe Reader is still missing libraries after installation. Run the command below to install them:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns* libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

That’s it. Enjoy!

adobe reader on ubuntu 14.04

(Optional) To remove Adobe Reader:

sudo apt-get remove acroread; sudo apt-get autoremove

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109 responses to Quick Tip: Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

  1. This is what I get:

    gdebi error, file not found: AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

    • Where you saved the file “AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb”? Right-click on this file and select open with Gdebi if you don’t familiar with command line.

      If you still get “file not found” error, please redownload the package and try again. Seems that it has something to do with the package downloaded from the Adobe website, because I was getting “file not found” error (2 times) too.

      Remember do step 4 after installed this package.

  2. Works great! Thx Ji m!

  3. walter shawlee 2 April 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Does this also work in the 64 bit 14.04? seems like the file and all the added bts are for the i386 version! I really hate to run this and stuff my machine with bad libraries! what’s the story?

    • I’ve tested on my 64 bit laptop and it works. Adobe website only provide i386 deb packages. You can download & install the .bin file but the 32 bit libraries in step 4 are must.

  4. Very good, thanks Ji m!

  5. You the man, work like a charm

  6. Moises Henrique May 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Ji m,

    Please help me.

    I had a problem with the instalation:

    (Reading database … 251566 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack …/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb …
    Unpacking adobereader-enu (9.5.5) …
    dpkg: error processing archive /home/moises/Downloads/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb (–install):
    trying to overwrite ‘/etc/bash_completion.d/acroread.sh’, which is also in package acroread-bin 9.5.5-1raring1
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /home/moises/Downloads/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.d

    Thanks!

    • Did you installed something before this? “acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_i386.deb” or “acroread-bin_9.5.5-1raring1_amd64.deb”?

      Remove them via:

      sudo dpkg -r acroread-bin
      
      sudo dpkg -r acroread
  7. I got this in my terminal when I tried to install the libraries.
    Downloads$ sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package lib32nss-mdns is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
    libnss-mdns

    E: Package ‘lib32nss-mdns’ has no installation candidate

    What should I do?

    • Sorry, David. For 32bit system the package name is lib32nss-mdns-i386. I’ve updated the command in the post so that it will automatically select the correct package to install.

      If you were on 64 bit Ubuntu and got this error, then you must miss something:

      1. Go to Unity Dash -> Search and open “Software & Updates” -> Make sure the first 4 boxes under “Downloadable from internet” are checked!

      2. Do update your system:

      sudo apt-get update
  8. Thanks for the tips on the install. It worked great.

    Any chance you have encountered the issue of inputting Chinese into a pdf form? I cannot seem to input it with out it coming out as blocks?!

    Thanks in advance!

  9. I’ve spent a day trying to install Reader on Trusty and this was the advice that Worked! Thank you so much.
    (so now I can replace XP…)

  10. I cannot seem to follow the seemingly simple instructions on my Kubuntu 14.04 install:

    $ apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 “lib32nss-mdns*” libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Note, selecting ‘lib32nss-mdns’ for regex ‘lib32nss-mdns*’
    Package libnss3-1d:i386 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘libnss3-1d:i386′ has no installation candidate

    $ apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 “lib32nss-mdns*” libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Note, selecting ‘lib32nss-mdns’ for regex ‘lib32nss-mdns*’
    libxml2:i386 is already the newest version.
    libxml2:i386 set to manually installed.
    libxslt1.1:i386 is already the newest version.
    libxslt1.1:i386 set to manually installed.
    libstdc++6:i386 is already the newest version.
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    lib32nss-mdns : Depends: libnss-mdns-i386 (= 0.10-6) but it is not installable
    libgtk2.0-0:i386 : Depends: libatk1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.32.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libcairo2:i386 (>= 1.6.4-6.1) but it is not installable
    Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 (>= 2.22.0) but it is not installable
    Depends: libpango-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not installable
    Depends: libpangocairo-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not installable
    Depends: libpangoft2-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not installable
    libnspr4-0d:i386 : Depends: libnspr4:i386 (= 2:4.10.2-1ubuntu1) but it is not installable
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    NB: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 was available as a virtual (and empty…) package until I reinstalled libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0

    What am I missing?

  11. The linked download is painfully slow though it’s only 57MB (and my connection is fast).

    Is there a decent mirror?

  12. Ji,

    Cool,

    thanks a lot

  13. how did you set the pdf files to run as adobe? i tried checking in the properties of the pdf file but adobe doesn’t show the icon. please advice :)

    Thanks.

    • edit the config file:

      sudo gedit /etc/gnome/defaults.list

      There you can change the default app by make it look like:

      application/fdf=acroread.desktop
      application/xdp=acroread.desktop
      application/xfdf=acroread.desktop
      application/pdf=acroread.desktop
      application/pdx=acroread.desktop

  14. There is a much better way of doing this:
    Add the partner repository from Canonical:
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ trusty partner"

    Update sources:
    sudo apt-get update

    Install Adobe reader and other required libs:
    sudo apt-get install acroread libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns* libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

  15. Antony Stevens June 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you very much for very useful advice. Worked ok on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04.

  16. Mohammad EL JAWAD July 7, 2014 at 4:58 am

    when trying to do:
    sudo apt-get install gdebi
    i am getting the following error

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    adobereader-enu:i386 : Depends: libgtk2.0-0:i386 (>= 2.4) but it is not going to be installed
    gdebi : Depends: gdebi-core (= 0.9.5.3ubuntu2) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: gksu but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: libgtk2-perl but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

    how to solve step 2 before continuing to step 4

  17. Thank you for your installation guidance. The installation was good.
    However, I notice there were many missing icons in it. Is there a way to correct it?

    Thanks

  18. Thanks for your tips. But i can install libgtk 2.0-0:i386. this is my log when i use command in step 4;
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Note, selecting ‘lib32nss-mdns’ for regex ‘lib32nss-mdns*’
    libxml2:i386 is already the newest version.
    libxml2:i386 set to manually installed.
    libxslt1.1:i386 is already the newest version.
    libxslt1.1:i386 set to manually installed.
    libstdc++6:i386 is already the newest version.
    libstdc++6:i386 set to manually installed.
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    account-plugin-aim : Depends: mcp-account-manager-uoa but it is not going to be installed
    account-plugin-salut : Depends: mcp-account-manager-uoa but it is not going to be installed
    indicator-bluetooth : Depends: unity-control-center but it is not going to be installed or
    gnome-control-center but it is not going to be installed or
    ubuntu-system-settings but it is not going to be installed
    lib32nss-mdns : Depends: libc6-i386 (>= 2.4) but it is not going to be installed
    libaccount-plugin-1.0-0 : Depends: signond but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: unity-control-center-signon but it is not going to be installed
    libgtk2.0-0:i386 : Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 (>= 2.22.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libpango-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libpangocairo-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libpangoft2-1.0-0:i386 (>= 1.28.3) but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: libgtk2.0-bin:i386
    libnss3-1d:i386 : Depends: libnss3:i386 (= 2:3.15.4-1ubuntu6) but it is not going to be installed
    system-image-common : Depends: ubuntu-download-manager but it is not going to be installed
    E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

    how do i resolve it :) thanks for your help :)

  19. Worked on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Thx.

  20. Divyanshu Shende July 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks a lot!!! The other reader was really bugging me off… Adobe Reader rocks!!! :)

  21. Thanks a lot…it’s working in 14.04

  22. Thanks a Lot… It’s working in my 14.04 64 bit. God Job

  23. Thank-you. Much appreciated. You rock!

  24. Why even bother? Acroread is next to useless in comparison to Evince, but wastes a massive amount of valuable hard drive space.

    • Other PDF readers, including Okular, are superior (faster and lighter).

      But I have to open files with Adobe DRM (teaching materials, I cannot do without it), which are only supported by the official reader. So, yes, acroread is buggy and slow, but still necessary in some cases, sadly.
      I wish there would not be any DRM, but it is another story.

  25. RE previous comment:

    My bad: I got Acroread printing properly, it’s just a pity that everything in Linux is appallingly documented, and most web pages are either misleading or inaccurate.

  26. Brian Prescott-Decie August 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Many thanks. Evince STILL haven’t solved the comments/annotations, so this was vital to me. That said, I do hope the Evince people get their act together and sort this one out.

  27. Thanks. Worked without a hitch. How about updates though?

  28. It works…. Thanks man!

  29. We used ldap accounts with sssd daemon.

    I encountered a problem with launching acroread from ubuntu 14.04 x86_64.

    It did not report anything except exit code 1.

    After that I used strace, and found that acroread tried to load x86 library of libnss_sss.

    To resolve issue, install appropriate package:

    sudo apt-get install libnss-sss:i386

  30. I get this error in step 4

    E: Unable to locate package libxm12

    Plesae help

  31. Thankyou very much for this Acrobat reader, I was searching for something like this, previously I was using windows and now I am using Ubuntu and Adope really make it easy to read any document I need to mark read or to take snap shot.

    Thanks

  32. But one thing I want to ask about the toolbar to mark or to add lines in the pdf file “only available when documents rights are enable”

    What should be done to use “Comment & Markup tool”

  33. Installed successsfully on ubuntu 64 bit, but not running, nor any error messages..

  34. Installed and ran beautifully on 14.04 64 bit.

  35. Hi,

    I keep running into this problem when I launch acroread from terminal. I think I have all necessary packages.

    /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    • Run command below to know which package provides libxml2.so.2

      apt-file search libxml2.so.2

      It outputs something like:

      libxml2: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2
      libxml2: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxml2.so.2.9.1

      So try to fix the issue by installing libxml2. Also install the i386 version:

      sudo apt-get install libxml2 libxml2:i386
  36. Many thanks Enkouyami, your solution worked for me perfectly.

  37. excuse me im new to linux and there is error even installing the package. hope u can help!
    /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

  38. An way to remove it?

  39. I needed to download one pdf file from an application so I intalled Adobe Reader 9. The application still is not able to download & save the file. Also, wen I launch Adobe Reader 9 I got this message:”The brouse couldn’t be launched. Please check configuration in Edit-> Preferences -> Internet.
    It’s looking for libgtkembedmoz.so & libxul.so. Thanks

  40. Worked well EXCEPT I had trouble with the download from the web site — kept stalling. So instead I went to Adobe’s FTP site. I know nothing about the protocols, but it appears that FTP (I use Filezilla) has a “restart from previous point” and the browser does not.

    Once I got the file everything worked. Thanks Ji m.

    Here is the FTP directory that I used:
    /pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu

  41. Thanks for the tutorial. However, I’d like to report that the download url is recognized as “Malware site” by ParetoLogic (scanned via VirusTotal). You can check it here

    “https://www.virustotal.com/it/url/76e267608e58049d2c59dd18cbf8cadbc9df553a0608eed51ad3ec460ee36953/analysis/”

  42. Awesome!!! I was working through a government website that only allowed adobe reader to open their protected file. What a pain!!! Your AR fix worked amazingly! Thank you so much!

  43. This is a REALLY BAD IDEA. Reader 9 is no longer supported by Adobe and has not received any updates for recent security bugs. Encouraging people to install known-vulnerable software on top of an open source OS is just wrong.

    • And still, sometimes when you try to print documents from evince the printer chokes and the same document prints perfectly fine with Reader. I’d rather have the option to use it if needed.

  44. I install adobe reader step by step.But it doesn’t work.My machine has a 64-bit OS of ubuntu

  45. I was able to install AdobeReader 9, but I cannot start it. Nothing happens when I try to start the application to open a PDF file.

  46. Your method worked flawlessly. Thank you!!

  47. Thanks a million Ji M!

    Rocking 12.04

    Initially, I overlooked step one.

    Step one is important

    :-D

  48. how do you remove this

  49. hi, I just installed this package(on 64bit system). everything goes smoothly yet it doesn’t open! just that, I cant use it. it installed without error, and I have it in my menu yet it doesn’t open

  50. What’s a deb or gdebi?

  51. Hey,
    How can I uninstall this? Something is wrong; after I installed it, my latex files can not be compiled.

  52. When i try the first step it runs the file up to 100% then gives the following message

    “The package teaviewer : i386 needs to be reinstalled, but i can’t find an arhive for it.”

    now what should i do ?

  53. Its not absolutely necessary to change /etc/gnome/defaults.list
    If you want to have the entry in the menu “open with” you can modify
    /usr/share/applications/acroread.desktop

    Change this line: Exec=acroread
    to Exec=acroread %f

    Kudo to: http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/ubuntu-fix-add-program-to-list-of-applications-in-open-with-when-right-clicking-files-in-nautilus/

  54. 1. aptitude search adobe
    If you found adobereader-enu, then do
    2. apt-get install adobereader-enu
    Thats it. If not found adobereader-enu, then follow the above procedure :)

  55. How to install adobe reader 10+ in ubuntu 14.04

  56. Thanks a lot, you saved me a lot of time!

  57. Hi,

    The install worked great. There does, however seem to be a problem for people using Adobe Reader to work with online services (such as for submitting UK tax returns and company filings). Mine is telling me that it the services is not available, yet Wireshark and netstat show no connection attempts.

    If anyone manages to resolve this problem I’d love to hear. For now, I’m having to resort to using Windows via the modern.ie Windows 7 virtual machine image.

    Cheers,

    Neale

  58. Hello,

    Thanks a lot. It was very helpful. I am new to use Ubuntu. Actually got stuck at one point i.e. #unable to lock the administration directory…. a thread locked at some point, so I have used sudo lsof /var/lib/dpkg/lock to find it, then consider doing a sudo kill -9 and then finally it did work.

  59. Adobe still has the deb file on their ftp site. Just grab it from them at: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/

    Smarter, not harder.

  60. it is marked like a bad and dangerous pack!!!!!

  61. The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libgtk2.0-0:i386 : Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 (>= 2.22.0) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    this is 14.04 LTS

  62. Prabha Shankar March 3, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I am getting the following error:

    ravi@ravi-Inspiron-5537:~/Downloads$ cd ~/Downloads/ && gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Building data structures… Done
    Building data structures… Done
    This package is uninstallable
    Cannot install ‘libgtk2.0-0:i386′

    How to fix this????

  63. After setup acroread complains (with many messages):
    (acroread:19718): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “pixmap”,
    (acroread:19718): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,
    Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

    $ sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386

    helps to make acroread mote quiet..

  64. I cannot remove this package – I get:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package acroread
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.

  65. Ubuntu software says its dangerius software, any idea why?

  66. samuel enoch-oghene March 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    excellent. the installation ran very well with no errors and the app is running very fine. thanks Ji m

  67. Hi Ji m,
    Thanks for the tip.
    It works for me on 14.04 64 bits, only problem: the font displayed is very different (and not very readable to my opinion), any idea to fix it ?

  68. Read carefully please
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Adobe Reader on Linux is outdated and unsupported from Adobe.

    Yes. It means you will not get updates from Adobe. It also means that a ~maliciously crafted PDF~ might fuxor your Linux.

    Alternatives – Evince, Qpdf, Okular and more..

  69. I am trying to Open an Interactive pdf in ubuntu but Its showing 3D parse Error…
    So i un install latest verson of adobe and install AdbeRdr9.4.1-1_i386linux_enu.deb now I am able to see the pdf but Its Not interactive just one Static Pdf.
    Please help .

  70. I found following types of error. How can it fix?

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Building data structures… Done
    Building data structures… Done
    Requires the REMOVAL of the following packages: adobereader-enu:i386

    Adobe Reader allows you to view navigate and print PDF files. This version adds advanced forms support (save), better integration with Adobe Acrobat workflows, customizable toolbars and better overall performance.
    Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
    Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s)
    (Reading database … 351959 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing adobereader-enu (9.5.5) …
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) …
    Selecting previously unselected package adobereader-enu.
    (Reading database … 351575 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack AdbeRdr.deb …
    Unpacking adobereader-enu (9.5.5) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of adobereader-enu:
    adobereader-enu depends on libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.4).

    dpkg: error processing package adobereader-enu (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    adobereader-enu

  71. great !!!
    thanks you
    I like ubuntu there’s always somebody with solutions

    skalp

  72. Everything is installed including dependencies and the app is there it just won’t start. When I click it, nothing happens. It also doesn’t appear when I try to open a pdf. What did I do wrong?

  73. Hi Ji M, I am not able to uninstall adobe, I use Ubuntu 14 on lenovo, thanks….I want to remove it cause some features such highlighting and commenting on text are not available

  74. Thanks Ji m! I was feeling like I had to use Windows just to be able to see and edit forms in PDF, now I feel “free” again!

  75. Thanks Ji M! It installed & worked in a breeze!

  76. Oscar Flores Rua September 1, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Work very well in kubuntu 14.04 thanks!

  77. Recently installed UbuntuMate 14.04 on a new computer build. Your instructions on installing Adobe Reader worked perfectly. Slowly getting my new setup the way I like it. Many thanks!

  78. After the command:
    ~/Downloads$ && sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

    I get the following reply:
    bash: Syntaxfehler beim unerwarteten Wort »&&«

    (syntax error due to the unexpected word )
    Can you help me?

  79. Please change:
    ~/Downloads$ && sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

    to:
    cd ~/Downloads$ && sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

  80. Hi .. after step 3 I get:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ cd ~/Downloads && sudo gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Building data structures… Done
    This package is uninstallable
    Wrong architecture ‘i386′

    I am running ubuntu 14.04 64-bit “trying without installing” version

    Thanks !

  81. Hi Ji m,

    Useful info, thanks! your solution helped me to install adobe seamlessly on my unix (14.04) but neither I am able to open pdf file in adobe nor I am able to find adobe reader when I enter in search. FYI, when I right click on any pdf file I don’t see adobe reader (instead I still see default document viewer) even I tried using “Open With” to find in other applications not no help.

    Appreciate your help!


    With regards,
    Mahaveer

  82. Michael Winthrop January 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I gad been having issues with Adobe Reader for about a year on Trusty. I used:

    sudo apt-get install –reinstall libgtk2.0-0:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 lib32nss-mdns* libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libstdc++6:i386

    and now it works much better. Thanks you.

  83. Thanks for this tutorial!

    I went through everything including the extra components and it seems to work fine up to the point I actually want to open a document. It asked me to agree with the license agreement, so I said sure, then it opened a clear window named “Adobe Reader” with a view of what lay behind it and autoquit in five seconds.

    Any idea what I can do to avoid this behavior?

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