Browser cannot load PDFs with Adobe Reader installed and effective as default viewer.

Could not launch Adobe Reader 9.4.2. Please make sure it exists in PATH variable in the environment. If the problem persists, please reinstall the application.

FF 4.01 Ubuntu 10.04

How do I make this error go away?


What I just did was going into the Firefox Tools/Plugins menu and disable the Adobe Plugin. When I open a PDF URL, it will automatically ask if I want to save or open it. I choose "open" and it works now.

This is the first time I was having this problem with this version on Linux.

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Reinstall Adobe Reader. If 9.4.2 is your version, you're running an older one, 10.0.1 is out now. I think if you install the updated one it should fix your problem.

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    Is 10.0.1 available for Linux? I couldn't find it and neither could these people: support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/789161 . I'm getting skeptical of the update solution. Never works for any of the problems I have. :| – ptrcao May 27 '11 at 13:45
  • Hmmm, looks like the Linux version hasn't been updated yet. You could try an alternative PDF reader, I've used Foxit before. foxitsoftware.com/pdf/desklinux – bmbaeb May 27 '11 at 13:54
  • This issue remains unresolved. :( – ptrcao May 30 '11 at 8:50

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