Firefox + acroread7

Chris Hill chris at
Wed Nov 9 00:24:56 GMT 2005

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Eric Schuele wrote:

> I'm having difficulties getting acroread7 to work within 
> firefox-1.0.7.


> I copied libmap.conf-FreeBSD6 to /etc/libmap.conf.  Cut some stuff 
> out.  Left in the acroread sections (among others):
> # Acrobat7 with Mozilla/Firebird/Galeon/Epiphany/Konqueror
> #[/usr/compat/linux/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/]
> [/usr/local/lib/acroread/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/]
>			pluginwrapper/
> Note that I changed the [pointer?] to where the shared object actually 
> resides.

I noticed. Why?

I left mine at the default (the line you commented out above) and mine 
works. That is, if I click on a hyperlink to a PDF, the PDF opens in a 
browser window.

> I also created a symlink from 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/ -> 
> /usr/local/lib/acroread/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/

My link in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins looks like -> /compat/linux/usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/

Is there another on your system? Maybe you had previously 
installed a FreeBSD-native Mozilla-family browser? I think that if 
you're using linuxpluginwrapper you need to point the link to the linux Just a thought.

I'm on 5.4-RELEASE-p8, not 6.0 like you, so that may account for the 
different path. Or not. But you may want to take a look in that 
/compat/linux... directory and see what's there.


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