Re: Firefox Acroread plugin not working
Chris Lale wrote:
> I cannot view PDFs using Firefox in Etch (Testing). I get:
> "There was an error while loading the plugin - ewh.api. The plugin
> failed to initialize."
> I have these packages installed:
> acroread 7.0.5-0.0
> mozilla-acroread 7.0.5-0.0
> According to http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Acrobat:
> Adobe Reader Version: 7.0.5
> 1. Install Adobe Reader.
> 2. Create a symbolic link to nppdf.so to your Mozilla plugins
> directory. 3. Ensure a copy of acroread is in your PATH.
> On my system:
> 2. /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/pluginsnppdf.so is a symlink to
> 3. Acroread is in my path since I can launch it from a terminal window
> with the command 'acroread'.
> According to Acroread Help -> About Adobe Plugins, ewh is loaded. There
> is a note to say that that the Netscape plugin is required for loading
> (this seems to be the nppdf.so file above).
> Any suggestions?
I'm also using Etch 2.6.15-i686. I have nppdf.so in my ~/.mozilla/plugins/
folder. It is not a link but an actual copy. The Acrobat plugin works fine
in Firefox. Why not give that a try.