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Known Issues with Adobe Reader 8.1.1

This page lists the known issues with Adobe Reader 8.1.1 for Linux and Sparc Solaris platforms. These issues have been logged as bugs internally at Adobe, and are being tracked. If you have encountered an issue that you do not see listed here, please add a comment to this page with your issue and we shall review and incorporate the same. Also, there may be workarounds to address your problem and the issue may have already been discussed on the user to user forums.

  1. shrink and expand options in -toPostScript command line options do not work
    The -shrink and -expand suboptions when given with the -toPostScript command line option do not work – these options have no effect on the scaling property of the generated postscript file.[FIXED IN ADOBE READER 8.1.2]
  2. JavaScript getField.display call fails on a non-form-rights-enabled document when called in page-open /PO event
    The JS fragment:
    f = getField(name)
    f.display = display.hidden
    f.display = display.true
    With Adobe Reader 8.1.1 the fragment fails when run in a page-open /PO event, unless the PDF is forms-enabled.
    But the fragment works in a non-forms enabled PDF for all the other events: mouse down, mouse up, mouse enter,
    mouse exit etc.
  3. Animation files with Optional Content Groups (OCG) run slow
    PDF files with animated graphical content containing Optional Content Groups, controlled using embedded JavaScripts, run with slow jerky movements in Adobe Reader 8.1.1.
  4. Problem with Dual-screen setup (Xinerama mode)
    When used under dual-screen setup, maximizing the Acroread window leaves the contents of the page unchanged, whereas the window is maximized.[FIXED IN ADOBE READER 8.1.2]
  5. Wrong Minimum GTK version for Solaris in the ReadMe
    Adobe Reader 8.1.1 for Sparc Solaris requires a minimum GTK version 2.6. However, the ReadMe incorrectly specifies GTK 2.4 as the minimum requirement. For more information on updating the GTK libraries on Solaris, please refer point no. 8 in the Adobe Reader 8.1.1 FAQs.[FIXED IN ADOBE READER 8.1.2]


    2D GPU acceleration would be nice to have (using OpenGL->GLX) because sometimes pdf pages with Commenting and Drawing Markup baloon boxes are scrolling very sloooow. Especially there where are plenty of them on one page.
    In such situations I can sometimes loose control over scrolling up down and computer scrolls many pages far away I want. Stopping it is impossible because machine is not responding. I can only wait doing nothing and waiting till scrolling will stop and then I can go back to right page.

    Search box does not allow to type in non US-ASCII characters. So I can not search for words with non US-ASCII characters. In Polish pl keymap they are accessible by pressing R_ALT and character key on keyboard.

    Temporary workaround for AR8:
    If I open any text editor and type in such non US-ASCII word then copy-paste it to search box then it works.

    So it looks AR8 only blocks keyboard input. AR8 should use OS keymap settings to allow typing all characters I need.

    Hi, Thanks for pointing out the problem. We have taken a note of it. We will try to fix it in the next release. -Shalini

    the rest of adobe should take note – love the fact that you let users know they have been heard and that the issues are being worked on. Can you give us an update on the ps cs3 printing issue??? 🙂

    CPU load 100% more frequent than v7.08
    The CPU load is up to 100% within every 10 minutes, even I run the acroread command only without open any files. While in v7.08, this phenomenon took place only I open the acroread for a whole day.
    Debian testing, gnome
    zh_CN.GBK or en.US

    I FULLY confirm Tangbo statement.

    I upgraded from Acrobat Reader v7 to Acrobat Reader v8.
    Even if Acrobat is launched empty, there is a process (ld-linux.so.2) that starts to use 100% after a few seconds/minutes.

    I am using a Debian based distribution (KNOPPIX).

    Hi TangBo/OnOffPT

    ld-linux.so.2 is the loader for acroread on non LSB distributions , like yours. You will see this process running if u do a ps on your system . We understand that high CPU usage when no operation is being performed is a big user concern. In order to investigate , could you please let us know the following

    1. State of the acroread window(maximized/minimized)
    2. CPU usage when the window is minimized (present as a taskbar button) .
    3. The machine configuration (RAM,CPU Mhz etc.)

    Best regards

    Dear Sir,

    I also had problems with the above and noticed that the problem occurs when closing the Adobe reader 8 in firefox (when used as a plugin).

    The CPU usage is generally between 40 and 60 while the rest goes to the X server (100% CPU distributed over X and ld-linux.so.2)
    Configuration : 2GB RAM, intel core2duo, Mandriva 2007.1 x86_64

    With kind regards

    ########Computer Specs###########
    $cat cpuinfo
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 3
    model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    stepping : 4
    cpu MHz : 2993.790
    cache size : 1024 KB

    P4 3.0GHz Hyperthread
    1.5GB RAM
    Linux 2.6.12

    #########Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 Maximised##########
    CPU 100% 2 minutes after ld-linux.so.2

    XXXX 12847 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z Sep26 0:08 [ld-linux.so.2]
    XXXX 9848 34.6 2.4 106620 37736 ? R 16:54 2:07 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread

    9848 XXXX 25 0 104m 36m 23m R 99.6 2.5 3:49.48 ld-linux.so.2

    ######NOT maximised NEITHER minimised (simple window)############
    11513 XXXX 25 0 104m 36m 23m R 99.4 2.5 1:11.21 ld-linux.so.2

    $ps ux
    11513 XXXX 29.2 2.4 106572 37772 ? R 17:12 1:26 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread

    12040 XXXX 25 0 103m 36m 23m R 99.9 2.4 0:11.75 ld-linux.so.2

    $ps ux
    12040 XXXX 10.4 2.4 106488 37608 ? R 17:18 0:24 /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /opt/Adobe/Reader8/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread

    I can also confirm a 100% CPU load from the process ld-linux.so.2.
    The problem occurs when Acrobat Reader has an document open likewise when it run without any document open. It make’s no difference when the Reader is minimised or maximised, always after ca. 5-10 minutes 100% cpu load.

    As a workaround you can install the lsb package (apt-get install lsb), it decreased the CPU load on my machine to acceptable level.

    Installing the lsb package makes acrobat process use 100% CPU instead of ld-linux.so.2 after a while. :-\

    Re: 100% CPU usage

    Hi OnOffPT/TangBo/Skinner

    To check if acroread is causing problem , could you please create a link ld-lsb.so.3 to ld-linux.so.2 ( type “ln -s ld-linux.so.3 ld-lsb.so.2”)on your system and launch reader. Now please see if the 100% CPU usage is still reproducible .

    With best regards

    I couldn’t create this link, because the ld-lsb.so.2 did not exist. Then I installed the lsb package from debian where the link was already set, but the 100% load issue did not change 🙁
    Any suggestions?

    PS.: I Use a xinerama config with the ATI fglrx driver.

    I don’t have ld-lsb.so.3 on my system and I can’t use apt-get because my repositories are broken and do not want to try to fix it as this is my professional/job computer. I am going to try this adobe version at home to check if happens the same.

    Thanks for your support

    (Search box does not allow to type in non US-ASCII characters). Fixed.

    I recently updated my system and problem is now fixed. This was not AR8 fault but my system. Please close this bug in Adobe reporting tool. I reported it several times so you will have few bugs closed at once :-).

    The English and French version of Adobe Reader 8.1.1 on Solaris work correctly, but this is not the case of the german version. The application is still in English.

    Any idea why ?



    Hello Pascal,

    First , you can make sure that german language is installed on your system. You can check this by typing ‘locale -a|grep de’on console .If you get a valid result , set the variables LC_ALL and LANG to this result , e.g de_DE.UTF8
    Also , try the following :

    When German reader launches in English , go to Edit-Preferences-International . In the dropdown for Application language , select ‘choose laguage at startup’ and launch reader again .


    since I upgraded to acroread 8.x on my ArchLinux I have a problem that might be related to the 100% CPU usage problem reported above. However, it’s not that much about CPU but memory usage: sometimes it happens that the reader begins to eat up memory and does not stop until it has filled my 512 Megs if I don’t kill it before.
    I’m not sure if it’s truly a problem of acroread, it might also be konqueror, since it happens only when the reader is embedded in a konqueror window. That’s how to reproduce it:
    open two konqueror windows (or split one in two)
    in each window open a pdf document
    click the “back” button on one of the two windows
    However, this way the problem doesn’t always show up, sometimes nothings happens, sometimes the ‘ld-linux.so’ process gets closed and the still open document is no longer displayed, konqueror then is no longer able to open pdf documents (I suppose that is a bug in konqueror). I couldn’t find out on what it depends, which one of the described reactions happens.

    Some additional info:
    – creating a symlink ld-lsb.so.3 in /lib as described above, does not solve the problem. The only difference is that now the process is named ‘acroread’ instead of ld-linux.so.2.

    – that’s how acroread gets called by konqueror (from the output of ‘ps’):

    /opt/acrobat/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread –display :0.0 -progressPipe 3 -exitPipe 4

    I’m having problems on different sites opening pdf statements- it just won’t open a majority of them and crashes my browser sometimes; I use opera for security. I’m a novice at the terminology but this is the best way I know to describe my problem. Opera 9.24 is the version I’m using. Thanks!

    I am just trying to do a simple convert of a pdf to ps so I can print it in AIX and I get the following error and no ps doc? FOllowing is the commmand I am running.
    acroread -toPostScript first.pdf first.ps
    I get the following error:
    (acroread:1085544): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

    On my Red Hat Enterprise 4 based system, acroread 8.1.1 crashes when I do Edit->Preferences. The command line contains: “acroread: cairo-ft-font.c:679: _cairo_ft_unscaled_font_set_scale: Assertion `error == 0′ failed.”

    I confirm the 100% CPU load on Linux with 8.1.1. It is done immediately by the acroread process with or without a PDF file loaded.
    We hare on Redhat EL 4.
    When I do a strace on the acroread process it seems that it is asking for current time (gettimeofday) continusously (with other operations). Here is the reccurent output of strace:

    gettimeofday({1195058704, 851712}, NULL) = 0
    ioctl(3, FIONREAD, [0]) = 0
    gettimeofday({1195058704, 851868}, NULL) = 0
    poll([{fd=3, events=POLLIN}, {fd=27, events=POLLOUT, revents=POLLERR|POLLHUP}], 2, 201) = 1
    gettimeofday({1195058704, 852038}, NULL) = 0
    ioctl(3, FIONREAD, [0]) = 0
    gettimeofday({1195058704, 852238}, NULL) = 0
    poll([{fd=3, events=POLLIN}, {fd=27, events=POLLOUT, revents=POLLE=POLLOUT, revents=POLLERR|POLLHUP}], 2, 198) = 1

    I have exactly the same problem with ld-linux.so.2. I am running Gentoo linux on amd64. I get this problem when I close a tab with a pdf document in epiphany web browser

    Until yesterday we were plagued with the 100% CPU problem as well. After trying various methods to debug the problem (strace, ACRODEBUG,…) we may have found a way to get rid of it: in the debug file (/tmp/efsmessages) one can see that acroread tries to connect to Adobe via http after startup. However, since we are behind a http proxy and that proxy was not configured in acroread’s preferences, the connections failed. Soon afterwards (2-5 minutes later) acroread consumes 100% CPU and strace continuously shows the lines MS posted above. We now provide the correct proxy in acroread’s settings and voila! acroread behaves nicely: it’s been running for hours now without having any problems whatsoever. We tested this on several different machines. Can anyone confirm that this works for him/her as well?

    We are also behind a proxy and the workaround posted by Kay seems to work. Even if after this we revert the configuration to “direct connection to internet” (the /ProxyName and /ProxyPort still exist in preferences file and it seems to be sufficient).

    Complement: in fact you can put any name as the proxy name it has the same effect.

    I can confirm the 100% issue on debian etch. But not the ideas how to get rid of it. Yes, I am testing behind a proxy but not the correct proxy nor another string resolves this issue.

    I had an issue with the libgtkembedmoz.so location. I installed xulrunner, and uncommented out the indicated area by step 11. Yet, I still had the error dialog box, Unables to locate…. on a 64 bit machine.

    But looking at the wrapper script, Acroread-8.1.1, the if statements that follow the global config file will override the settings entered into mozilla_config.

    I moved the if statement to just before:

    This made the global config file the last match and therefore the default for the system.

    This change has allowed me to install the reader software on an NFS share that is both 32bit and 64bit RHEL compatibible.

    I have the same problem as reported by Simon on November 3rd. The ld-linux.so.2 eats so much memory. I would like to add that the system becomes nitidly slow – for instance when typing in txt editors. It begins using about 20 MB memory and this number can increase a lot after sometime with acroread opened.

    I’m using acroread under Debian Etch. It works fine except that scrolling through some documents is quite slow while it’s normal under Windows . I tried do disable some features (smoothing…) but didn’t change anything.


    Fedora 8

    CPU gets to 100% on a dual core T60 IBM and makes system unusable.

    What other information is needed to get a fix?

    Many thanks

    Fonts do not display properly on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10. Fonts like “Times New Roman” get replaced by “Adobe Sans MM” instead of using the system fonts.

    This may be related to the fact that xorg.conf in Gutsy no longer has font directories specified.

    I also can confirm the issue with ld-linux.so.2 eating up the cpu.
    I am NOT behind a proxy, but I am behind a NAT.
    I am using Fedora Core 8 on an old Pentium III.
    Another issue is that It seems that I can’t scroll the documents using keys (up/down arrows, page-up/page-down), but only by “moving” the scroll bar or by turning the wheel on my mouse. Is this also a known issue?
    Although I am Italian, my LANG is en_US.UTF-8, and I am using an US-international keymap (aka us-acentos).
    Many thanks

    Problem : acroread v8.1.1 and Fedora Core 6 (kernel has CPU 100% usage.
    I can confirm that selecting Edit->Preferences->Internet and choosing “Manual Proxy Configuration” with proxy URL and port number for my company network fixes the problem.

    It seems that the problem of ld-linuz.so.2 eating up the cpu disappears when the option “allow fast web view” is not ticked in Internet preferences (there are no proxy issues for me, I am not using a proxy, but I am using a NAT).
    The up/down and page up/down keys work when viewing local files, but do not work when Reader is within Firefox (, so I can only use the mouse to scroll a document.
    Any clues?
    Thanks in advance

    We have encountered issues where using Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 for Linux to search an .idx file produced by Acrobat 8 under Windows missing both hits and entire terms that were matched searching the same index using Acrobat Reader under Windows!

    I will attempt to distill down a test case, but is this an issue others have reported?

    All should at least be aware that the search feature of Reader 8.1.1 for Linux may not return expected hits.

    I am not able to read any .pdf file sent to me currently. I get a message that says that “document is untagged and must be prepared for reading. While the document is being analyzed, your assistive technology will not be able to interact with this application.” THEN MS sends a box that “Adobe Reader 8.1 has encountered a problem and needs to close……” – but doesn’t give ‘more info’ on it.
    This has happened with ANY .pdf I try to read!
    (I have 8.1.1 installed….)
    This is CRUCIAL to my job! HELP!

    Hi Jackie,

    Could you please give us details of your system(including OS). And which assistive technology you are using (Eg: Jaws, Orca..) As you’ve mentioned that the problem is encountered on any pdf, still it would be better if you could upload a sample pdf.

    -Thanks, Pahup

    unable to uninstall reader 8.1.1 and professional. professional is only a trial version.
    i get an error 1326.error getting file security:C:\users\jody\appdata\roaming\adobe\acrobat\8.0\getlasterror:5

    help me!

    Cut&Paste only works once with Acroread 8.1.2 under Linux.

    After you selected some text, copy it, then paste -> you can’t copy any other selected text. The copy buffer still holds the old text …

    I am using 8.1.2(zh-CN) on Debian etch. I confirm that ld-linuz.so.2 eating up the cpu disappears when the option “allow fast web view” is not ticked in Internet preferences (by Aldo Muzzi).

    When I try to read a file with version 8.1.1, I get a message saying there is a problem with adobe reader and requesting that I close and try again. I’ve tried to uninstall but it doesn’t recognise the patch and I’ve tried to install 8.1.2 but it won’t uninstall the previous version either. Consequently, I cannot now rely on adobe reader despite success with previous versions.

    when i try to pull a document up, i get the message, please exit & try again. same thing happens again. i tried to unload 8.1.1. it won’t let me. says error 1311. help!!! i need to get information!

    1.It eats up the memory unless i kill it, at one point it took 1.2 gb when I had a 5mb pdf open. This is very common it happens so often that i am reall getting annoyed at it.
    2.sometimes the mozilla plugin doesn’t work, a blank page just show up. I think the fix is to restart the browser, but i aint sure.

    i hope the issues i have highlighted get fixed, i truly like adobe reader.


    I confirm that the 100% CPU usuage dissapeared after disabling “allow fast web view” under Preferences -> Internet

    Running Ubuntu 7.10 x64.

    I don’t see resolution for my problem. When I try to open link I get “problem with Adobe, please exit and try again. What do I do? I am gettng frustrated

    I have same problem. I keep getting “problem with Adobe, please exit and try again” I am frustrated, how do I correct?

    I made the mistake of installing the version 8. It is shit. How do I get it off my machine please. I want to back to version 7.

    There is no uninstall I can find and it will not give access to remove this crap manually.

    Nothing prints anymore and my system is all screwed up.

    Please help me get rid of this shit. Thanks,

    Hugh Savage

    64-bit firefox, via nspluginwrapper on Fedora 8. Have no proxy configured. Fast web view is disabled.

    ld-linux.so.2 still *sometimes* uses CPU and memory after loading a PDF inside Firefox.

    Seeing some comments above about lsb, I realized I had the x86_64 redhat-lsb installed, but not the i386 version, which includes /lib/ld-lsb.so.3. After loading redhat-lsb@i386, I have so far have not experienced the problem again, although I’ve only loaded three or four PDFs so far.

    A followup to my last comment — as another poster said, using ld-lsb just shifts the problem from ld-linux.so.2 to acroread.

    So, despite no proxy and fast web view turned off, I am still experiencing this problem.

    I download the trial version of Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2. I found it to be not user friendly, but now it will not uninstall. I get the error 1326 message and it does not uninstall.

    Error 1326. Error getting file secureity:C:\Documents & Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\Distiller 8\Cache\GetLastError:5.

    I have tried to uninstall it using Windows Program uninstall and it will not work.

    I want it gone. Yes, it’s screwing up my pc also.
    Any help appreciated. I tried downloading EasyUninstall 1.0 and it’s not working to uninstall this either.

    I am using Windows 2000. Since installing AR 8.1.2, Firefox will not launch AR when I click on a link on an internet page that wants to open a .pdf document. Works fine with Internet Explorer, but not Firefox. How do I get Firefox to open AR 8.1.2?


    Cannot install Adobe reader version 8.1.2. “error 1714” comes up. Is there anyway to uninstall 8.1.1 & update?

    Adobe 8.1 will not uninstall. I am having trouble with the reader.
    I cannot install 8.2 because 8.1 will not uinstall. I get a message
    that the patch cannot
    be opened, etc.


    I have not been able to print since upgrading my reader to 8.1.1 and what is worse none of the fixes work and reader 8 won’t uninstall and won’t let 8.1.2 uninstall it to upgrade. What do I do??? I have XP home and this is only an issue with PDF files all others print.

    I cannot uninstall Adobe 8.1.1 Since upgrading I have had lads of problems with my computer. I need it uninstalled and to return to an earlier version. Please reply with instructions on how to get rid of this program.

    I am having a couple of problems with Adobe 8.1.1. I am unable to print anything and I am unable to uninstall it. Please help ASAP. Thanks.

    CPU Usage up to 100% on Windows Systems with AR8.1.2

    We have some converted pdf dokuments (from eps), which causes a high cpu usage on Windows XP/Vista systems. Same dokument causes AR8.1.2 crashes on other Windows XP Systems. Same documents can be opened with AR7.x

    We found that this issue comes while using Adobe Distiller 7.0.9 or ghostscript (with multiple devices setting) but not with Adobe Distiller 8.1

    Can you please point out the changes/issues from Distiller 7.0.9 to 8.1 an Reader 7.x to 8.x

    thanks in advance RL

    cannot view ducuments… need to uninstall 8.1.1 but will not let me… help.

    I cannot uninstall 8.1.1 to install 8.1.2

    Simon’s complaint on ld-linux eating up memory is 100% reproducible on my machine.

    Additional information:
    Acrobat 8.1.2, konqueror 3.5.9, linux 2.6.24-1-686

    ice-dove (aka firefox) keeps ld-linux open even after the web page is closed, this is probably due to ice-dove. goes away when closing ice-dove.
    konqueror nicely closes ld-linux when one pdf is viewed embedded at a time. With 2 open the above problem occurs. The ownership of ld-linux moves from konqueror to the kde-init process after the second pdf is closed and the meomory eating starts.

    Can confirm what Ferry Toth said. Using gentoo 64bits and nspluginwrapper.
    Ownership of ld-linux.so.2 shifts to init after closing the tab, and then it begins taking all the memory there is unless killed before.

    strace -f -i -x -p 9752
    results in:
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x20\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0d\x00\xc0\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x84\x10\x7d\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x10\x23\x7b\xef\xff\x7f\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] write(5, “\x37\x18\x04\x00\x51\x11\x4f\x03\x4d\x01\x40\x03\x00\x00\x00\x00\x2b\x00\x01\x00”, 20) = 20
    [ ffffe410] read(5, 0xffbfc538, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
    [ ffffe410] poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN, revents=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x00\x09\x21\x49\x51\x11\x4f\x03\x00\x00\x37\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x22\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0d\x00\xc0\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x84\x10\x7d\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x10\x23\x7b\xef\xff\x7f\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] write(5, “\x35\x18\x04\x00\x52\x11\x4f\x03\x4d\x01\x40\x03\x1e\x00\x1e\x00\x2b\x00\x01\x00”, 20) = 20
    [ ffffe410] read(5, 0xffbfc538, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
    [ ffffe410] poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN, revents=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x00\x09\x23\x49\x52\x11\x4f\x03\x00\x00\x35\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x24\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0d\x00\xc0\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x84\x10\x7d\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x10\x23\x7b\xef\xff\x7f\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] write(5, “\x37\x18\x04\x00\x53\x11\x4f\x03\x4d\x01\x40\x03\x00\x00\x00\x00\x2b\x00\x01\x00”, 20) = 20
    [ ffffe410] read(5, 0xffbfc538, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
    [ ffffe410] poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN, revents=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x00\x09\x25\x49\x53\x11\x4f\x03\x00\x00\x37\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x26\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0d\x00\xc0\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x84\x10\x7d\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x10\x23\x7b\xef\xff\x7f\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] write(5, “\x35\x18\x04\x00\x54\x11\x4f\x03\x4d\x01\x40\x03\x1e\x00\x1e\x00\x2b\x00\x01\x00”, 20) = 20
    [ ffffe410] read(5, 0xffbfc538, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
    [ ffffe410] poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN, revents=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x00\x09\x27\x49\x54\x11\x4f\x03\x00\x00\x35\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x28\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0d\x00\xc0\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x84\x10\x7d\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x10\x23\x7b\xef\xff\x7f\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] write(5, “\x37\x18\x04\x00\x55\x11\x4f\x03\x4d\x01\x40\x03\x00\x00\x00\x00\x2b\x00\x01\x00”, 20) = 20
    [ ffffe410] read(5, 0xffbfc538, 32) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily unavailable)
    [ ffffe410] poll([{fd=5, events=POLLIN, revents=POLLIN}], 1, 4294967295) = 1
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x00\x09\x29\x49\x55\x11\x4f\x03\x00\x00\x37\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00″…, 32) = 32
    [ ffffe410] read(5, “\x01\x01\x2a\x49\x00\x00\x00\x00\fffe410] read(5,

    FD5 is: # readlink /proc/23157/fd/5


    If you need any more info, please say so. This bug has existed for over 6 months as far as I can tell, and you have yet to take a stand towards it. Is there work being done, or is it just ignored?

    The solutions above have not worked for me (proxy, fast load disabled etc.)

    I am also behind a proxy, but circumventing it through a VPN has not really brought any improvement. Also, the PDFs are shown, and everything works as expected until I close the tab with acroread.

    After about 5 minutes my Adobe Reader goes to “Beyond Adobe Reader” and after clicking out 2 or 3 things it finally comes through. Is there a patch for this?

    I am not able to uopen or remove my Adobe Reader8.1.1.Please help soon. I have tried all the stuff of the help site.

    I’m having the very same problem as everyone else. I can not remove Adobe Reader 8.1.1 from my computer. Every pdf file I tried to open resulted in an error message. I want this off my computer and I don’t understand why it can’t be removed!

    The 100% CPU and memory utilisation is still an issue in Acroread 8.1.2.SU1. Opening a pdf in firefox creates new acroread threads. Closing tabs does not kill the thread which then consumes more and more memory and CPU until my system goes into meltdown. I am running Fedora with KDE 3.5.9-5.fc8 and firefox I find it completely unacceptable that a bug of this severity should persist for nearly a year now.

    Regards Alanphys

    Still no progress on the 100% CPU usage problem with ld-linux.so.2? It’s been almost a year.

    Using Kubuntu 8.04, 512MB; any scrolling in acroread causes 100% CPU usage and makes Reader unusable. I’ve gone back to KPDF. 🙁

    For some reason I cannot print any PDF’s on Adobe 8.1, then when I tried to uninstall it, it told me I had missing patches and could not uninstall. Please help!!!!

    Cant un-install 8.1.1. It takes to long to access some web pages and when it does “Beyond Adobe Reader” comes up. Its there a patch for this?

    I am having the same problem everyone else is having who have posted theirs RE: version 8…
    Wish I could talk to a live English speaking person to help me fix the problem, because I am Technilogically challenged…And everyone I talk to doesn’t know how to fix it…And it has made me very agrivated, frustrated & agitated…

    I am not good at this at all. Installed download of Adobe 8.1 and upgrade with patch. Cannot print at all and cannot uninstall. Please help as this is just going on an on and I have no idea.
    Thanks Cathy

    Hi, I work with large plan sets and maps, and when I open one I get the message “Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading”. Well, I don’t want the document “prepared for reading”, especially since sometimes it takes about 10 minutes, and I’m just going to print it or look at something.

    I have been unable to turn it off. How do I do that?

    I had a power cut whilst instal 8.12. now it says available but wont download because instal in progress! Tried uninstal 8.1 but cant whilst an instal in progress. How do i uninstall manual please?

    I need to uninstall adobe reader 8.1.1. its not working. i tried the patch but said it could not be installed. i’ve tried over and over to delete the program but It won’t let me. I’ve seen several people have this same problem but i don’t see you giving them a reason or how to delete it. just tell me how to delete it. i can not view my online bills and such that require the reader.

    I discovered another piece of the puzzle. If I disable the adobe reader pluging I can open the pdf in reader and the problem does not occur. So it only happens if you are reading the pdf inside the firefox page

    Hello all,

    For me it is clear now that acroread fills the memory and the CPU load come AFTER (for swap purpose). Here are some states : Acroread has been killed shortly before 10:15


    CPU load


    Memory load (violet = swapping)

    And finally CPU temperature (to show that it is crucial to find the flaw for laptops !)


    i am also a victim of high cpu usage due to ld-linux.so.2. After going through the posts above, it seems its architectural fault of how 8.1.1 is designed and implemented. Is there any patch that you are considering to release for this ? if yes, then when ? tty

    Saving power while the CPU is inactive:

    Mitigate wakeups using PowerTop

    PowerTop shows ld-linux.so.2 as the top worst thing running.

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