Sometimes Evince. Sometimes Adobe Reader

Marius Gedminas marius at
Wed Sep 20 16:34:43 UTC 2006

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 12:52:34PM +0100, marc wrote:
> Santiago Erquicia said...
> > Adobe Reader doesn't use gnome-vfs so it cannot read a file from a
> > network filesystem such as SMB or NFS without those resources being
> > mounted to a directory.
> >
> > If KDE file manager can open the file, the problem should be something
> > else and not gnome-vfs, given that KDE uses kio stuff to access
> > network resources and Adobe Reader doesn't use them either.
> I can load other file managers (e.g. Krudsader and Konqueror) in Gnome 
> and access the file in the manner that I would expect; namely that it 
> opens in Adobe Reader. So, the issue is with Nautilus.
> > Is the samba share mounted to a directory?
> No, I'm not using smbmount in this case, but simply a desktop link to
>  smb://machine/location

I think I understand now what is happening: the KDE file managers download
the PDF file to a temporary directory and then launch Acrobat Reader on
the temporary file (because Acrobat Reader doesn't use kio); while Nautilus
refuses to open the PDF in Acrobat Reader (because Reader doesn't use

> I'll file this as a Nautilus bug.

I'm pretty sure it is already filed.


Here: (somewhat similar) (somewhat similar) (exactly the same)

Marius Gedminas
9. Okay, then, what do you think about "syntactic noise" in config files?

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