« Sneak Preview of Adobe Reader 8.1.1 on Linux and Sparc Solaris | Main | Adobe Reader 8.1.1 FAQs »

Adobe Reader 8.1.1 for Linux and Sparc Solaris is here!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Adobe Reader 8.1.1 on Linux and Sparc Solaris. This release comes packed with scores of new tools and features and improvements in the user interface and performance. You can go ahead and download the reader of your choice here and fontpacks here.

Features at a glance:

User Interface:

  • New improved UI with more real-estate in terms of page view space. Only the most commonly used tools are present in the toolbar by default (and the toolbar can be customized by the user according to his/her own preference.)
  • Sleek design and new stylish user interface elements (including toolbars, navigation tabs, panes, etc.) for a more rich user experience.
  • Improved launch time and overall performance. Less waiting, more work.
  • Support for Single Document Interface (SDI) mode for improved usability. Less cluttered, more intuitive.
  • Always-available search toolbar (includes find and access to search pane)

Desktop Integration:

  • Support for DEB package installer, in addition to the RPM and TAR.GZ installers (linux). Better integration with the desktop.
  • Use of standard tools such as XDG-UTILS. Better integration with multiple linux distributions/desktops(linux)

New Features:

  • Support for playing Multimedia-enabled PDF documents for supported media types (linux). Play Real media and more!
  • Support for participating in Shared Reviews along with other users of Adobe Reader 8.x on Unix, and Adobe Reader/Acrobat 8.x on Win/Mac. Collaborate right inside the Reader.
  • Improvements in Commenting and Drawing Markup tools.
  • New tools such as Loupe Tool, Pan and Zoom. Expand your horizons, and control what you want to see.
  • Support for dynamically rendered bar code generation in forms.
  • Updated Review Tracker with inbuilt support for RSS feeds. Use the Reader as your RSS feed reader!
  • New 2D and 3D measuring tools for more accurate control of architectural drawings.
  • Printing: New support for Booklet Printing and Low Resolution printing of secured documents.
  • Significant performance improvement for certain types of forms via direct rendering for Dynamic Forms.
  • Support for documents created with Adobe Acrobat 3D including navigation, cross-section and rendering.
  • Accessibility: Support for Orca.
  • Various new additions to the Manage Digital ID feature, including support for Roaming Credentials, support for Cryptographic Tokens and Smart Cards (PKCS#11 compliant).
  • Support for adding a Digital Signature Field in documents which have been “Reader Enabled” through Acrobat Professional on Win/Mac.
  • Support for viewing PDF Packages – get an organized view of your PDFs in a single well-defined interface.
  • Support for the PRC format for 3D data.
  • Beyond Reader: New help resources that contains up-to-date information on Adobe products, Adobe Reader and how it can be used with Adobe’s other products.
  • Adobe Help Viewer – a self-contained, one-stop shop for all help related to the Reader
  • Improved Search capabilities, including searching of sub-documents in a PDF Package, improved searching of attachments, etc.

Do spare some time to take the feature tour of the Reader. We look forward to your comments and feedback on this release!

Comments

    I’m on ubuntu feisty,amd64 version(I know it’s not fully supported) and when I start the reader I get unable to find the html rendering library, which of course is where is supposed to be… I didn’t have any problems running v7.

    Could you plese check if the html rendering library you are using is 32 bit or 64 bit . You can check this using the file command(file ). Adobe Reader runs in emulation mode and requires all the libraries to be 32 bit.To solve the problem , please set Preferences->Internet->libgtkembedmoz folder to 32 bit library folder(32 bit libraries are generally present in /usr/lib32 and /lib32)

    1st of all: Thanks! The new GUI looks very nice.

    But unfortunately, there is a bug that makes it almost impossible to work with: The “maximize window” button does not work (I’m using Gnome, but I’ve heard of people using KDE having the same problem).

    Thanks a lot for your feedback.For investigation , could you please specify the distribution you are using.Also , whether the maximize button is working for other Gtk+ based applications like gedit and for the applicatin window in gtk-demo

    This version doesn’t work very well either on Solaris 9 or Solaris 10, it crashes when you try to start it.

    On Solaris 10:

    SunOS xxxxxxxx 5.10 Generic sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V490 Solaris

    (acroread:676): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkContainerClass::add not implemented for `GtkLayout’

    And on Solaris 9:

    SunOS xxxxxxxx 5.9 Generic_117171-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V890 Solaris

    ld.so.1: /tmp/adobe/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/sparcsolaris/bin/acroread: fatal: libpangoxft-1.0.so.0: open failed: No such file or directory

    Hi,
    I’m running Fedora 7. Maximizing works with all other applications.
    However, it looks like the problem is related to my dual-screen setup: If I disable the 2nd screen, maximizing works fine. Perhaps I should also note that the Window itself is properly maximized, it’s the contents of the window (all but the title bar and outer frame) that are not maximized. Here is a screenshot to illustrate: http://i1.tinypic.com/4uc7m6a.png

    It seems that Gtk+ is not installed or configured properly . Could you please let us know the Gtk+ version of your Solaris machines . You can do this by checking the output of “pkg-config –modversion gtk+-2.0″. For Sol 9 problem , Could you please try seting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the location where libgtk-x11.<version> is present. Also , are you able to launch other Gtk+ based applications like gedit

    For the dual monitor problem,could you please let us know the hardware setup you are using(Graphics card,Monitor etc.). Also, specify the Gtk+ version on your machine.

    Problem with acroread -toPostScript:
    I can’t get the -shrink and -expand options to automatically expand or shrink the Postscript file to the specified paper size. They seem to have no effect.

    What I need is a autoscale+autorotate like in Adobe reader for Windows.

    I can’t install the Deb package in my Debian box:

    # /usr/bin/dpkg AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb
    dpkg: need an action option

    Type dpkg –help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect’ or `aptitude’ for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg –force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb –help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
    Type dpkg –license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL) [*].

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output – pipe it through `less’ or `more’ !
    ANTian:/home/ant/download# /usr/bin/dpkg -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package adobereader-enu.
    (Reading database … 136884 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking adobereader-enu (from AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb) …
    dpkg: error processing AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb (–install):
    failed in buffer_write(fd) (9, ret=-1): backend dpkg-deb during `./opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/unicode/mappings/win/CP936.TXT': No space left on device
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb
    ANTian:/home/ant/download# df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 280003 165181 100366 63% /
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev 10240 136 10104 2% /dev
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda11 47383396 9355100 35621360 21% /extra
    /dev/hda5 14421344 5380336 8308448 40% /home
    /dev/hda12 918322 16452 852874 2% /others
    /dev/hdb5 5336664 702172 4363400 14% /storage
    /dev/hdb1 861728 16416 801540 3% /stuff
    /dev/hda8 964500 19460 896044 3% /tmp
    /dev/hda6 4807056 3830144 732728 84% /usr
    /dev/hda9 4807056 200616 4362256 5% /usr/local
    /dev/hda7 964500 327200 588304 36% /var

    # /usr/bin/dpkg -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package adobereader-enu.
    (Reading database … 136884 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking adobereader-enu (from AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb) …
    dpkg: error processing AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb (–install):
    failed in buffer_write(fd) (9, ret=-1): backend dpkg-deb during `./opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/unicode/mappings/win/CP936.TXT': No space left on device
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb

    # df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 280003 165181 100366 63% /
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev 10240 136 10104 2% /dev
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda11 47383396 9355100 35621360 21% /extra
    /dev/hda5 14421344 5380336 8308448 40% /home
    /dev/hda12 918322 16452 852874 2% /others
    /dev/hdb5 5336664 702172 4363400 14% /storage
    /dev/hdb1 861728 16416 801540 3% /stuff
    /dev/hda8 964500 19460 896044 3% /tmp
    /dev/hda6 4807056 3830144 732728 84% /usr
    /dev/hda9 4807056 200616 4362256 5% /usr/local
    /dev/hda7 964500 327200 588304 36% /var

    I watched my disk spaces during install:
    $ df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 280003 274947 0 100% /

    Why is it using my / partition (boot and root stuff)?

    # /usr/bin/dpkg -i AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb
    Selecting previously deselected package adobereader-enu.
    (Reading database … 136884 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking adobereader-enu (from AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb) …
    dpkg: error processing AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb (–install):
    failed in buffer_write(fd) (9, ret=-1): backend dpkg-deb during `./opt/Adobe/Reader8/Resource/unicode/mappings/win/CP936.TXT': No space left on device
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    AdobeReader_enu-8.1.1-1.i386.deb

    # df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 280003 165181 100366 63% /
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev 10240 136 10104 2% /dev
    tmpfs 517800 0 517800 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda11 47383396 9355100 35621360 21% /extra
    /dev/hda5 14421344 5380336 8308448 40% /home
    /dev/hda12 918322 16452 852874 2% /others
    /dev/hdb5 5336664 702172 4363400 14% /storage
    /dev/hdb1 861728 16416 801540 3% /stuff
    /dev/hda8 964500 19460 896044 3% /tmp
    /dev/hda6 4807056 3830144 732728 84% /usr
    /dev/hda9 4807056 200616 4362256 5% /usr/local
    /dev/hda7 964500 327200 588304 36% /var

    I watched my disk spaces during install:
    $ df
    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 280003 274947 0 100% /

    Why is it using my / partition (boot and root stuff)?

    I can’t seem to install the Debian package due to / issue. Please kindly see: http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bca1180

    Hi,
    regarding the dual monitor problem: my gtk versions are:

    gtk2-2.10.14-3.fc7
    gtk+-1.2.10-57.fc7

    ‘lspci’ says the graphics card is an “ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]“.

    This is a laptop with an external LCD monitor (1280×1024) attached to the VGA out of the graphics card as 1st monitor, and the Laptop LCD panel (1024×768) as the 2nd.

    I’m using the “MergedFB” feature of the “radeon” driver for the dual-screen setup. This is the relevant section in my xorg.conf:

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “Videocard0″
    Driver “radeon”
    Option “DynamicClocks” “yes”
    Option “MergedFB” “yes”
    Option “MonitorLayout” “LVDS, TMDS”
    Option “CRT2Position” “LeftOf”
    Option “MetaModes” “1024×768-1280×1024″
    Option “MergedNonRectangular” “on”
    EndSection

    and

    Section “Screen”
    Identifier “Screen0″
    Device “Videocard0″
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection “Display”
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    Virtual 2304 1024
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Please ask if you need any more information.

    We have the same problems on Solaris 10. There are many gtk errors but this does not seem to be the true crash problem.

    A truss -f gives a
    12276: write(2, “\n ( a c r o r e a d : 1″.., 92) = 92
    12276: Incurred fault #6, FLTBOUNDS %pc = 0x00B35EBC
    12276: siginfo: SIGSEGV SEGV_MAPERR addr=0x0000000C
    12276: Received signal #11, SIGSEGV [caught]
    12276: siginfo: SIGSEGV SEGV_MAPERR addr=0x0000000C
    12276: schedctl() = 0x7D8FA000
    12276: lwp_sigmask(SIG_SETMASK, 0x00000400, 0x00000000) = 0xFFBFFEFF [0x0000FFFF]
    12276: getpid() = 12276 [12275]
    12276: sigaction(SIGABRT, 0xFFBFE768, 0xFFBFE808) = 0
    12276: _exit(1)

    This happens against different X servers and while running on different versions of Solaris 10.

    Any ideas what one could try?

    Regards,

    Matthias Ernst

    Could you please let us know the command line you are using for the -toPostScript option (for the shrink and expand options)? Also, it would be a little easier to track your issue through the adobe forums. Therefore I’ve added your post at http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bca11db/0“>http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bca11db/0“>http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bca11db/0

    Hello Matthias. If you are seeing the same warnings , I suspect a problem with your Gtk+ installation.Could you please try some commands I have mentioned at http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bca111f/3.
    Please let us know if this solves the problem

    It seems Solaris Sparc version was compiled on some latest Solaris Express and Solaris 10 is not supported by it.

    -bash-3.00$ uname -a
    SunOS xylabone 5.10 Generic_125100-10 sun4u sparc SUNW,A70
    -bash-3.00$ pkg-config –modversion gtk+-2.0
    2.4.9

    Hi Sanika,

    the version of /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 is 2.4.9. This is the version shipped with Solaris 10 and the only one installed on the system. I also tried setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include /usr/lib but tis did not help.

    ldd acroread
    libBIB.so => (file not found)
    libBIBUtils.so => (file not found)
    libACE.so => (file not found)
    libAGM.so => (file not found)
    libCoolType.so => (file not found)
    libAXE8SharedExpat.so => (file not found)
    libAXSLE.so => (file not found)
    libJP2K.so => (file not found)
    libWRServices.so => (file not found)
    libAdobeXMP.so => (file not found)
    libahclient.so => (file not found)
    libm.so.1 => /lib/libm.so.1
    libdl.so.1 => /lib/libdl.so.1
    libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
    libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0
    libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
    libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
    libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
    libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
    libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0
    libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0
    libpangox-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0
    libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
    libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0
    libXext.so.0 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.0
    libX11.so.4 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.4
    libthread.so.1 => /lib/libthread.so.1
    librt.so.1 => /lib/librt.so.1
    libstdc++.so.5 => (file not found)
    libc.so.1 => /lib/libc.so.1
    libw.so.1 => /lib/libw.so.1
    libgen.so.1 => /lib/libgen.so.1
    libResAccess.so => (file not found)
    libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/X11/lib/libXrandr.so.2
    libXi.so.5 => /usr/openwin/lib/libXi.so.5
    libsocket.so.1 => /lib/libsocket.so.1
    libnsl.so.1 => /lib/libnsl.so.1
    libXft.so.2 => /usr/openwin/lib/libXft.so.2
    libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/sfw/lib/libfreetype.so.6
    libXrender.so.1 => /usr/sfw/lib/libXrender.so.1
    libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
    libm.so.2 => /lib/libm.so.2
    libmlib.so.2 => /usr/lib/libmlib.so.2
    libaio.so.1 => /lib/libaio.so.1
    libmd5.so.1 => /lib/libmd5.so.1
    libmp.so.2 => /lib/libmp.so.2
    libscf.so.1 => /lib/libscf.so.1
    libexpat.so.0 => /usr/sfw/lib/libexpat.so.0
    libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1
    libdoor.so.1 => /lib/libdoor.so.1
    libuutil.so.1 => /lib/libuutil.so.1
    /platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V890/lib/libc_psr.so.1
    /usr/lib/cpu/sparcv9+vis2/libmlib.so.2
    /platform/SUNW,Sun-Fire-V890/lib/libmd5_psr.so.1

    shows all the expected results and the ones which are not found are in the lib directory of the Acrobat reader. One thing I do not understand is why there is no coredump.

    Regards,

    Matthias

    I checked some more into the problem with Solaris and the Adobe Reader seems not to be working with the libgtk-x11 supplied with Solaris 10 (2.4.9). If I use a newer version (2.6.4) then the Reader starts. The README file states that libgtk 2.4 or newer is needed which seems not to be true.

    Regards,

    Matthias

    Sanika I’ve already did what you suggested but it was no luck, I even extracted the whole i386 firefox folder to a /usr/lib32 folder,still no luck. Other than that it works very nice, maybe faster than the windows version.

    Hi John,
    Extracting the libraries to /usr/lib32 alone might not help. You need to specify the directory location of libgetembedmoz.so in Reader, for this first make sure that you have the libgtkembedmoz.so file (ls/libgtkembedmoz.so). Then launch Reader go to “Preferences->Internet->libgtkembedmoz folder” and set it to “<directoryPath>” where libgetkembedmoz.so exist, then re-launch reader. Please let us know if you face any issues. Thanks for your comments. –Priyank.

    Problem:

    I can’t run Acrobat Reader on Solaris X86 (version 4 is too old). Can you (Adobe) port it?

    I’m rather surprised how fast Adobe Reader is now. Great job!

    I also really enjoyed discovering that the Linux selection tool now works and I can copy text into other applications without going down the “Right click > Copy” route. Thanks for that one!

    There was one other tiny thing that I didn’t really enjoy discovering – it was the use of that ugly big white cursor. It’s not that important but I feel like it is an unnecessary step backwards. The former version wasn’t perfect in that matter but at least I had my small black KDE default cursor on most of the GUI (toolbar did’t have it). Does anybody know of a way to get rid of that big white cursor and use the one you wish to use?

    @ Sanika and all the others trying to find libgtkembedmoz.so on their systems.

    I use Debian unstable and it was very easy finding it by going to Debian Packages (search result).

    It turns out I have it within Icedove package on my system (/usr/lib/icedove). Maybe you will find it there too, regardless of your system.

    Priyank I’ve already done that…
    If nobody can recreate the problem with an amd64 machine maybe it’s just my system.
    Thank you anyway…

    Both the Solaris 9 and 10 hosts are regular, full installs of Solaris (entire distribution), and GTK programs like gedit works fine on both. The Solaris 9 (9/04) host:

    $ /usr/bin/pkg-config –modversion gtk+-2.0
    2.1.0

    $ ldd /usr/bin/gedit |grep libgtk-x11
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0

    The Solaris 10 (3/05) host:

    $ /usr/bin/pkg-config –modversion gtk+-2.0
    2.4.9

    $ ldd /usr/bin/gedit |grep libgtk-x11
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0

    Which releases of Solaris (major number + update number/hw update number) are you using to compile Acrobat Reader?

    Hi, when will you create 64bit version of Acrobat Reader for Linux?

    I can confirm the dual-monitor problem, it also happens on my machine. Here is my setup: Fujitsu laptop with external 1280×1024 LCD screen, internal 1280×768 LCD panel, running openSuSE 10.2 (with all latest updates).

    gtk-rpm versions are:
    gtk2-2.10.6-24.2
    gtk2-engines-2.8.1-16
    gtk-1.2.10-926

    xorg is xorg-x11-7.2-26, the graphics card is an “Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)”.

    The dual-screen setup is done by the openSuSE configuration tool SaX, here is the relevant part of the xorg.conf:

    Section “Device”
    BoardName “915 GM”
    BusID “0:2:0″
    Driver “i810″
    Identifier “Device[0]”
    Option “SaXDualHead”
    Option “NoDDC”
    Option “SaXDualMonitorVendor” “–> LCD”
    Option “MetaModes” “1280×768-1280×1024″
    Option “SaXDualMonitorModel” “1280X1024@60HZ”
    Option “SaXDualVSync” “50-60″
    Option “MonitorLayout” “CRT,LFP”
    Option “SecondMonitorHorizSync” “30-82″
    Option “SaXDualOrientation” “Above”
    Option “SaXDualResolution” “1280×1024″
    Option “SaXDualMode” “Xinerama”
    Option “SecondMonitorVertRefresh” “50-60″
    Option “SaXDualHSync” “30-82″
    Option “MergedFB” “yes”
    Option “SecondPosition” “Above”
    VendorName “Intel”
    EndSection

    The symptoms are as described by dustpuppy0001: maximizing the window leaves the contents of the window unchanged. This happens on both displays.

    But apart from this problem, the new reader looks & works great! ;-)

    When I installed the new version on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) from the .deb package, it complained that it could not find the ‘libgtkembedmoz’ shared library. Although this may be installed with the full Mozilla Suite (Seamonkey) package, it is _not_ included in the standard Firefox 2.0.0.6 tarball.

    It is included in the ‘libxul0d’ package, which is available in the Ubuntu ‘universe’ repository. The entry Reader wants will be:
    /usr/lib/xulrunner/libgtkembedmoz.so
    (This is a symbolic link to the actual library.)

    @John Tipotas:
    I suspect this is the same problem you are having, although mine is a 32-bit system.

    Hi,

    Thank you for your wonderful work to release the Linux version of latest Adobe Reader product. I’m using Debian sid, so I downloaded the Deb file directly and intalled it. Obviously, the installation procedure is quite smooth. But there are still several problems relating the postinst scripts. For example, the installation script copied a desktop configuration file AdobeReader.desktop to the user’s desktop folder with root ownership rather than the corresponding normal user ownership. I think this strategy does somewhat violate the multiple user policy of *NIX system. Also, a foler, menu, under ~/.config is affected too.

    I’m using debian etch 4.0, with a dual monitor setup (nvidia twinview). I use kde 3.5.7.
    I’ve installed acrobat 8.1.1 from the deb package.
    I have the maximize issue like dustpuppy (http://i1.tinypic.com/4uc7m6a.png).

    Fullscreen view is always on the main monitor despite the configuration. (I have two identical monitors each at 1280×1024).

    Many times changing settings on the preferences causes a segmentation fault after pressing the ok button.

    Like older acrobat versions dragging a document with the hand tool freezes the ui, causing X use 100% of cpu. If the mouse is released cpu usage drops near 0%. This occurs also with 7.0.x versions.

    /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/intellinux/bin
    emi@camera: $ ldd acroread
    linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
    libBIB.so => not found
    libBIBUtils.so => not found
    libACE.so => not found
    libAGM.so => not found
    libCoolType.so => not found
    libAXE8SharedExpat.so => not found
    libJP2K.so => not found
    libWRServices.so => not found
    libAdobeXMP.so => not found
    libahclient.so => not found
    libm.so.6 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm.so.6 (0x44779000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2 (0x44773000)
    libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 (0x44b81000)
    libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x47cd7000)
    libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x47ff0000)
    libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0x44e17000)
    libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 (0x44c89000)
    libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0x44ddb000)
    libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0x44c30000)
    libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0x44b96000)
    libX11.so.6 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x447c0000)
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0 (0x447a0000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 (0x44640000)
    libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0x44a19000)
    libResAccess.so => not found
    libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x44a0c000)
    /lib/ld-lsb.so.3 (0x44627000)
    libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0x44c6c000)
    libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 (0x47ccd000)
    libcairo.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2 (0x48073000)
    libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x449b9000)
    libXext.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x448ae000)
    libXrender.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0x449e6000)
    libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0x449f0000)
    libXi.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXi.so.6 (0x448f9000)
    libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0x449f5000)
    libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0x449fa000)
    libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0x44a05000)
    librt.so.1 => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/librt.so.1 (0x44b54000)
    libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0x447b4000)
    libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0x447b9000)
    libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 (0x44dae000)
    libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0x44903000)
    libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x448be000)
    libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0x44994000)
    libexpat.so.1 => /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 (0x44972000)

    Package versions:
    libgtk2.0-0 2.8.20-7
    libatk1.0-0 1.12.4-3
    libpango1.0-0 1.14.8-5
    libglib2.0-0 2.12.4-2

    Thanks for the support, and please continue to support the linux community, bye
    Emilio

    please release a native 64bit version.
    i managed to run acroread 8.1.1 on debian amd64, but i cannot fix this libgtkembedmoz thing. libgtkembedmoz.so is installed as 64bit library, but apparently debian does not offer a 32bit compatibility package.
    is there at least any way to make acroread NOT use libgtkembedmoz? i’d like to make the popup message telling about libgtkembedmoz disappear – i know acroread can’t use it.

    ps: as my pc has 4GB ram i have to use a 64bit system. in few years 32bit will be regarded as legacy, you should care about 64bit NOW.

    Still on the libgtkembedmoz.so issue.
    I get the same error message running Adobe Reader 8.1.1 on a 64 bit box.
    So, I tried to follow the suggestions. I got the 32 bit firefox package, extracted the library (libgtkembedmoz.so), copied it on the /usr/local/lib directory and entered the path on Preferences -> Internet -> libgtkembedmoz folder.
    However, I still get the same error message. Is that not enough?

    I figured out how to get the html rendering library working on a 64-bit install. Not only do you need the file libgtkembedmoz.so, but you also need the additional libraries in the mozilla-firefox component directory from a 32-bit .deb or .rpm package build.

    If you already have a manual install of firefox 32-bit on your 64-bit machine then you need to download an x86(32-bit) firefox package specific for your distro and extract the additional libraries from ~/firefox/components and place them in your manually installed ~/firefox/components directory. Be careful NOT to overwrite the original libraries, just add the additional files. Use the interactive switch on the copy command to prevent this:

    sudo cp -i

    Re: libgtkembedmoz.so issue

    We have updated the Adobe Reader 8.1.1 FAQs with the required details to fix the libgtkembedmoz.so issue. Please take a look at point no. 2 on that page.

    Hongzheng Wang,
    Please see the reply to your post at http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3bca1d07/0.
    Thanks,

    Hi Dom, Thanks a lot for reporting the big white cursor issue. Could you please provide a screenshot of the cursor you are seeing. This would hep us investigate teh problem. Thanks

    Would it be possible to get a comment on the issues on Solaris 9 and 10?

    And which versions of Solaris are you using to compile Acrobat Reader?

    Thanks!

    Hi John,
    Adobe Reader 8.1.1 runs with gtk version 2.6 and above. This has been updated at http://blogs.adobe.com/acroread/2007/09/adobe_reader_811_faqs.html. Please update your gtk version on both Solaris 9 and 10 to version 2.6 and let us know if this solves your problem.
    Thanks,
    -Amboo

    I just tried installing Adobe 8.1 acroread on a fully updated Fedora 7.1 system. I get the message that acroread can’t find the library libgtkembedmoz.s, which is not surprising since it points to a 2.0.0.5 Firefox directory and I am running 2.0.0.7. This library does live in /usr/lib/thunderbird-2.0.0.5 so I pointed acroread there and also told it where to find the firefox executable. When I then restart acroread, it puts up a blank window but then the window dies right away without an error message. How to fix?

    Hi Every one.

    I am testing Adobe Reader 8.1.1. in Ubuntu 7.1 running under Virtualbox in Winxp host.

    I had to uninstall dobe Reader 7 to install Adobe Reader 8.1.1 in Ubuntu.

    It works fine with normal pdf file, however, an attempt to open a password protected pdf file requiring Adobe Document Server results in following error.

    Internal Eroor contact your administrator.

    Adobe Reader 8.1.1 opens the same pdf file in winxp without any problem.

    Needless to say I am new in this game. I am trying to find my feet in Linux world. Any Help appreiated but no flames.

    Thanks

    Dr P Singh

    Hi Sanika,
    I’d love to help but I can’t seem to find a tool that will capture the cursor on my screen. Any idea which Linux screen capture tool can do that?

    I have the same maximize problem as dustpuppy: windows get correctly maximized, but content does not resize.
    I have a dual-display setup, using nVidia TwinView feature:

    Distro: Ubuntu Gutsy
    Video Card: nVidia 7600GS
    Monitor 1: Dell 2007FP (1600×1200)
    Monitor 2: Benq FP767 (1280×1024)

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]”
    Driver “nvidia”
    Busid “PCI:1:0:0″
    Option “AllowGLXWithComposite”
    Option “AddARGBVisuals” “True”
    Option “AddARGBGLXVisuals” “True”
    Option “NoLogo” “True”
    Option “TwinView”
    Option “TwinViewOrientation” “LeftOf”
    EndSection

    I’m using Compiz Fusion, but the bug also occurs with Metacity.


    Hi Mario

    Thanks for reporting the issue . It has been identified as a bug in Adobe Reader 8.1.1 . You may want to look at the list of known issues

    Regards
    Sanika


    Hi Mario

    Thanks a lot for reporting the problem . It has already been identified as a bug in Adobe Reader 8.1.1 . Also , you may want to look at the list of known issues with this version.

    Best Regards
    Sanika

    I’m runing Firefox2.0.0.6, mozplugger1.8.1 and the current release of acroread and the line I use to embed it in firefox in /etc/mozpluggerrc is:

    repeat swallow(acroread) fill: acroread -openInNewWindow “$file”

    but the upper section of the toolbar does not show up. I see only icons. In fact if I try to close the pdf file with Ctrl+Q I get an error message that “this action cannot be performed from an external window”


    Hi Filipo

    When you install acroread , the plug-in which is used to display pdf inside common browsers like mozilla and firefox (nppdf.so) is also installed . You can check this by typing about:plugins in the URL locator of your firefox . And also by checking the contents of /home//.mozilla/plugins . So , there should not be any need to add the add acroread to mozpluggerrc.

    When acroread is used to open a PDF document inside the browser window , only the toolbar section is visible , the menu bar (File , View , Edit etc.) is not shown . This is same as version 7.0 of reader . Are you saying that some part of the toolbar is also clipped ? It would be great if you could send me a screenshot at sanika@adobe.com.

    Regarding the Ctrl+Q problem: Some reader specific shortcuts like Ctrl+K , ctrl+D do work in browser , but other shortcuts like Ctrl+Q which are common in browser and acroread are disabled when you open a pdf inside browser. Other examples are Ctrl+O and Ctrl+W .These would only work in standalone acroread .

    Regards
    Sanika

    I am running Gentoo Linux on a Pentium Core 2 Quad with 8 Gbytes of RAM. This requires use of the AMD64 instruction set and memory model.
    It was frustrating to find that I could “emerge” the acroread package, but then when I tried to execute it I found:

    ada ~ # acroread
    /opt/bin/acroread: line 760: /opt/Acrobat7/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: cannot execute binary file

    It should not be that hard to produce a version of this software for AMD64.


    Hi Ted

    Currently , Adobe Reader does not have a version for AMD64 , but it can run in 32 bit emulation mode on a 64 bit system . The condition is that all the libraries we require have to be 32 bit .

    You could set your LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the 32 bit library folder on your system . Try “export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH” .
    This should work for you. Please let us know how it goes.

    Best Regards
    Sanika

    Point 2 in Adobe Reader 8.1.1 FAQs does not address the libgtkembedmoz.so issue in 64-bit (amd64/x86_64) systems. On Ubuntu 7.10 amd64 system I have put a 32-bit version of libgtkembedmoz.so into /usr/lib32/firefox/ together with the rest of 32-bit Firefox libraries. Ran ldconfig. Set /usr/lib32/firefox in Edit-Preferences-Internet. Restarted Adobe Reader and it still complains about missing libgtkembedmoz. Using strace to start acroread from the command line shows that libgtkembedmoz.so is found and opened from /usr/lib32/firefox/. And of course this prevents nppdf.so from working in the browser…

    Why not to make Adobe Reader 64-bit when just about all the new PCs are 64-bit???….

    Thanks.

    I am using new dual-core Intel laptop and Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon amd64. As expected, I have a problem with the libgtkembedmoz.so file. I have libgtkembedmoz.so files in /usr/lib/firefox and /usr/lib64/firefox and neither seem to satisfy Acroread.

    Can I just copy libgtkembedmoz.so from a 32-bit system to any old directory and tell Acroread where to find it?

    I obviously don’t want to overwrite the 64-bit libraries I have as they’re needed by other programs.

    As with the previous poster, I find it frustrating that Acroread is not 64-bit yet, since every (Intel and AMD) new processor is 64-bit.

    Scott

    I have tried copying the libgtkembedmoz.so from a 32-bit machines running RHEL4 to a 64-bit machine running RHEL 4(which is what I need acroread 8.1.1 to run on)

    Same problem.

    Is there a way to disable checking of libgtkembedmoz.so

    I am not sure we are that concerned about viewing html files via acroread at this point.

    At this point we are not using acroread 8.1.1 because of this issue.

    Hi Scott

    >I have libgtkembedmoz.so files in /usr/lib/firefox and /usr/lib64/firefox and neither seem to satisfy Acroread.

    On a 64 bit system , usr/lib64 is a link to /usr/lib .As mentioned in Point 6 of Adobe Reader 8.1.1 FAQs , we require all the libraries to be 32 – bit .

    >Can I just copy libgtkembedmoz.so from a 32-bit system to any old directory and tell Acroread where to find it?

    Acroread requires a proper installation of 32 bit xulrunner /firefox / mozilla , in order to renter html content within its windows .Copying one 32-bit library would not work. You can download XULRunner from here . Untar the .tar.gz file and set acroread->Preferences->Internet->libgtkembedmoz folder to the newly created folder .

    Let us know if this works for you

    Regards
    Sanika

    Hello Sarunas,

    We have updated the FAQs page to address the issue for 64 bit systems.
    For your particular problem ,Could you please let us know how you have populated the /usr/lib32/firefox folder?There are two preferences Edit->Preferences->Internet , you need to set the libgtkembedmoz folder preference in order for acroread to find the libraries.

    If you are still getting the same result , please try the packages mentioned in Point 2 of FAQs. You might want to install XULRunner first , as it’s a small package.All you need to do is download it from the link mentioned , untar it and set the libgtkembedmoz folder preference to the newly created folder.

    Please let us know if this works.

    Hi, why not release 64 bit PDF reader for Linux? It is really inconvenient. Hope it can be released soon.

    Thanks for the release! Any chance to see localized versions of Linux Reader in future?..

    Adobe Reader 8.1.1 can NOT run on RHEL 3 Even if the RHEL 3 has installed the GTK2, is it right?

    Maximize problem here, too.

    Will there ever be another version for Solaris x86?

    I’m using LaTeX with beamer class for doing presentations (as many mathematician in the world). One of the most amazing thing, which I have done in windows for years, is including movies in the pdf.

    When I’ve tried to do the same in my Linux distro (Ubuntu 7.10 64bits) I found the following message “cannot find the player sofware for the movie”. I have installed the realplayer since it seems that it is the only player which can be used in acrobat, but it doesn’t work.

    My questions are

    a) Is possible to play the embedded movies in acrobat reader running in Linux?

    b) If possible, how is it done?

    Thank you in advance

    Any comments on the 64-bit release for Linux? the community is hurting for it!

    I have just downloaded the latest version of Adobe reader on my Mac 0SX and attempted to print documents on my hp color laserjet 2840. Documents on screen are beautiful, printed documents are gibberish. HELP!

    I am not able to install latestversion of adobe reade on Ubuntu

    Hi Geeks,

    I am having trouble with the acrobat reader on my 64 bit RHEL 4 on a HP Blade 20P (Intel Xeon dual core CPU). I am getting the following error after installing from source.

    /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    The actual application uses all sorts of printing libraries to print on remote printers across firewalls and acrobat reader is one of them. Everything else seems to work smoothly, but not Adobe Acrobat Reader. Any pointers where I can get the same for 64 but linux. I would appreciate any help on this. This is really really urgent.

    I have installed Ubuntu-8.10
    on my 64 bit core2dio intel laptop. But I am unable to install adobe reader.Please help me to install abobe reader on my laptop.
    Best wishes,
    Rohit

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Copyright © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy and Cookies (Updated)