install Adobe Reader in Fire Fox
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 29 20:05:08 UTC 2009
On 04/27/2009 10:02 AM, Lorraine Young wrote:
> I just upgraded to the next Ubuntu which is 8.10. I am going to install
> up to the new one 9. I had Adobe in Office before upgrading but the
> page is black now, although it is called Adobe 9 now. I downloaded
> Adobe 9 but cannot open it.
> This is the message I am getting but the instructions are for Windows.
> "Mozilla Firefox will not install Adobe Reader from web sites until you
> add them to the Allowed List. Please follow the steps below."
> I am also getting this message---
> "Could not display
> There is no application installed for this file type"
If the file is actually located at:
then open a terminal: Applications|Accessories|Terminal
and enter the following (minus the '$' prompt):
(those are 3 separate commands)
That will perform the install and update the applications menus. You
should now find Adobe Reader in Applications|Office|Adobe Reader
> I went to Add/Remove but cannot find where to add Adobe Reader.
Alternately, if the .bin file is not available, download the .deb file
and install by double-clicking the .deb file from Nautilus (Places|Home):
1. Download page: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
- Select an OS: Linux - x86 (.deb)
- Select a lanuguage: English or other as needed
- click 'Continue' & then Download now
2. Find the .deb file: AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i386linux_enu.deb via Nautilis.
Double click on the file and the installer will automatically pop up -
click the 'Install' button.
> Could you please give me step by step instructions on how to install
> Adobe Reader. I cannot find the answer to this particular problem and
> am getting lost in the maze. I am the only one who uses this computer.
The 3rd & easiest solution is to simply now install via Synaptic - see:
[Adobe Reader now available through APT]
You don't even need to use the terminal - instead of opening the
software sources application, open the full Synaptic instead:
System|Administration|Synaptic...|Repositories & then follow the
instructions on the blog. After you refresh/reload the repositories,
type 'adobe' in the quick search box and you will find the latest
version of acroread - right-click & select 'Mark for installation', then
click the 'Apply' icon on the toolbar.
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