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Linux: Installing the Adobe Reader Firefox plugin


For Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit I did the following to install the Acrobat Reader plugin in for Firefox. (This assumes I have already manually installed Acrobat reader to /opt/Adobe/Reader9).

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper
sudo nspluginwrapper -i /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so

Now double check with:

nspluginwrapper -l

the output might look something like:

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.nppdf.so
  Original plugin: /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so
  Plugin viewer: /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
  Wrapper version string: 1.4.4-1
/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/npwrapper.nppdf.so
  Original plugin: /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so
  Plugin viewer: /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
  Wrapper version string: 1.4.4-1

Restart Firefox, and double check the plugins:

Firefox >> File >> Open Location >> "about:plugins"

the output should contain:

Adobe Reader 9.5

  File: npwrapper.nppdf.so
  Version:
  The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within
  the browser.
  ...

Hopefully it should be working now.

By: S. Gebbie