A new version of Adobe Reader is available from Adobe’s website. To download it select the English version, and Linux – x86 RPM to obtain the RPM package. No 64 bit version is available, as a consequence some additional work is necessary to make the browser plugin work. The procedure is very simple:

  • Download the RPM and install it using the command:
    • rpm -Uvh AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
  • Type the following command in a root console:
    • ln /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib/browser-plugins/nppdf.so

At this point Firefox will use the browser plugin to open PDF files.

Note: If you have a previous version of Adobe Reader installed, remove it before proceeding with the installation. To perform this operation in the case you are using the version provided by openSUSE, type rpm -e acroread in a root terminal.

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5 Responses to Adobe Reader 9.1 on openSUSE 11.1 64 bit

  1. Bojan says:

    Did you by any chance come across the problem that Acroread 9.3 forgets all the settings made at the time of reading or printing a document. I have to set the paper size and some other things every time I open Acroread.
    Using opnesuse 11.2, Acroread 9.3-0.1.1. and KDE 4.3.

    Many thanks for any suggestion.


  2. Bojan says:

    I also tried Okular but it doe not open within the Firefox but as a separate window. However, I have a lot of documents which I have to see and/or print form the net and I hate that Okular opens each page separately. Check this site for instance:


    and click on the Original document tab, and you will see what I mean.

    • Alberto says:

      Yes, that’s annoying indeed. I have the adobe plugin for the browser myself. The only thing I can think to is to check if there is an updated version on Adobe website. Maybe they fixed the problem that prevents the printer settings to be saved.


  3. Ish says:

    Thanks for the tip. It helped me install Adobe Reader on my openSUSE 11.3 system.

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