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Old 25th April 2010, 07:01 PM
akvasu Offline
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Viewing pdf files in Fedora 12


I switched back to Fedora after a long time and wow a lot of things have changed!
Fedora 12 is looking amazing and the best part is I could install it on my USB so easily.

And then I found I couldnt open any PDF files on Fedora - I tried installing AdobeReader, xpdf and openoffice.

All of them are just throwing some file format errors.... <I cant push a screenshot now since i removed the packages>

I copied these files from my Windows Drive... i tried changing permissions but that didnt help.

Initally i thought it might be some version conflict but it turned out I couldnt open any pdf's including docs from 5 years back to docs with embedded media content.

I know I havent put any info here. I am looking for a little info on what is needed to get Acrobat/Xpdf working in Fedora 12... And I couldn't get any errors logged so I'd like a little help there if I need to share some debug messages...


---------- Post added at 10:01 PM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 09:48 PM CDT ----------


I tried evince also

that gave these messages

[root@localhost Presentations]# evince module-development.mgp.pdf

** (evince:5768): WARNING **: Failed to create dbus proxy for org.gnome.SettingsDaemon: Could not get owner of name 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon': no such name
Error: May not be a PDF file (continuing anyway)
Error: PDF file is damaged - attempting to reconstruct xref table...
Error: Couldn't find trailer dictionary
Error: Couldn't read xref table

I can open these files in Windows and on a MacBook too.... not sure what is wrong here.

Thanks and Regards
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Old 25th April 2010, 07:14 PM
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Re: Viewing pdf files in Fedora 12

Are these possibly password protected?

I have not had problems with PDF files otherwise.
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Old 26th April 2010, 09:29 AM
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Re: Viewing pdf files in Fedora 12


I got the problem... These pdfs were on my Windows and my company has an encryption running. So the Data is protected!
We can't be too safe these days

So i downloaded the Docs again. Looks like I can't go with my original plan of dual booting Windows and Fedora

Sorry for the Spam thread folks.
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