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After installing Adobe Reader 9, I receive the following error message when trying to run Adobe Reader.

error while loading shared libraries:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Note that I had to run it from the console to see this error message. Running Adobe Reader from the desktop shortcut doesn't do anything; the application simply doesn't open.

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To fix this, you need to install the 32-bit libraries in order for Adobe Reader to function correctly on a 64-bit system:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Or alternatively, if that doesn't work, try:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch
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Thanks for posting the answer. Please also accept it so the thread can be marked as solved. – terdon Jan 29 '13 at 18:42
Will accept it as soon as I can; there's the 2 day limit before I can accept it as the answer. – Richard Keller Jan 30 '13 at 6:45

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