[xubuntu-users] Google Chrome & PDF viewing, etc.

Darren Govoni darren at ontrenet.com
Fri Aug 23 18:10:50 UTC 2013

Ahhh, that's it. I'm linked to Chromium.

Gee, how confusing....

On 08/23/2013 06:08 AM, Sébastien wrote:
> Le 2013-08-22 à 08:40, Darren Govoni a écrit:
>>     Maybe this isn't the group to ask, but I notice that the Google
>> chrome installed by Xubuntu/Ubuntu lacks any kind of PDF viewing
>> capability. Mine just downloads. Chrome is supposed to have PDF
>> viewing built in. Also, I couldn't find any adobe reader plugins in
>> the repo like in versions past.
> The only things I can think of is that it's maybe not enabled:
> chrome://plugins/
> If for some reason it's greyed out, click on "Enable".
> If however you are talking about Chromium (which doesn't have Chrome's
> builtin PDF viewer) and have both installed, you can just symlink the
> library to Chromium's directory:
> $ sudo ln -s /opt/google/chrome/libpdf.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/
> ...or copy it if you wish to uninstall Chrome afterwards:
> $ sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/libpdf.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/
> If it's really about Chrome, make sure libpdf.so is really at this
> location.

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