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Adobe Reader 9.1 on openSUSE 11.1 64 bit

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/ /usr/lib/browser-plugins/

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.