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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    Hm, surely, I've not seen that Adobe was outdated for Linux. It seens that another applications are also in this situation. Before I was installing Adobe PDF, I tried Foxit PDF Reader coming from my Windows experience, but here in Ubuntu this app is very different from Windows, without many functionalities and the GUI was very limited comparing to Windows version.
    Btw, only for the experience, as we know that Adobe PDF is not anymore updated for Linux, I ran the Adobe from Terminal as @DennisN suggested and found a similar error.


    ./acroread: error while loading shared libraries: libBIB.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


    I didn't find this library from Ubuntu's package website and also when I run the sudo apt-get install libBIB it doesn't find the related package. If anyone can find any information about this or if I'm comitting a mistake, please share with me.


    So, now I will try Okular PDF or adapt my workspace to use the Document Viewer.
    Even though, thanks for all of your help and knowledge given, I will pay more attention about app's version next time. We shall continue our journey.

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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    Lets do this another way as the Acrobat Reader you are trying to install is ancient.....Why are you installing the Adobe PDF reader, specifically? What are you trying to achieve?

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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    The "Why" meaning (translation) whether you just need to read/view PDFs, edit them or create them... Answering that will help ActionParsnip in recommending a current tool that might fit better.

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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    As nobody else commented on this:
    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigo7linux View Post
    Well, about i386 architecture I've notice that, but I thought if my architecture is x86_64 / amd64 it would work correctly since it's compatible with 32 bits. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    I will.

    A processor with amd64 architecture can indeed run both 64 and 32 bit code. However, you can't mix them freely. If you try to run a 32 bit executable using 64 bit libraries, or the other way around, it will fail, as the executable and the libraries aren't binary compatible. They assume different layout for the data in memory.

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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    May solve the missing libraries issue
    https://askubuntu.com/questions/3735...ed-libraries-l

    Its a bit old but you are trying to install an old version of Acrobat Reader. I suggest you abandon this and use something newer

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    Re: Adobe Reader doesn't initialize

    Before I was installing Adobe PDF, I tried Foxit PDF Reader coming from my Windows experience, but here in Ubuntu this app is very different from Windows, without many functionalities and the GUI was very limited comparing to Windows version.
    You won't get anymore functionality out of Adobe Reader 9.5.5 than Foxit.Personally I like the simplicity of Linux version of Foxit,I only use it to read PDF files.
    UP THE IRONS!

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