Sometimes Evince. Sometimes Adobe Reader

marc gmane at
Wed Sep 20 21:17:26 UTC 2006

Marius Gedminas said...
> 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=20
> > and access the file in the manner that I would expect; namely that it=20
> > 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
> gnome-vfs).

Thanks Marius. One up to KDE then. Very odd that Gnome currently does 
what it does,
> > I'll file this as a Nautilus bug.
> I'm pretty sure it is already filed.
> *Searches*
> Here: (somewhat similar)
> (somewhat similar)
> (exactly the same)

Those links all return "Invalid Bug ID" here, but I'll take your word 
for it.

In the meantime, Gnome is useless in its current state here, so I'll 
continue using KDE.

I'm trying very hard to use Gnome, but it has too many shortcomings to 
be usable, imo. This problem is clearly a design oversight, but others 
seem to be self-inflicted.


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