(Last Updated On: August 28, 2018)

As you all know, Adobe Reader is the most popular program in the world for viewing, creating, managing and manipulating PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Luckily, there is a Version for Linux that I think you guys can enjoy using. Most Linux Distributions come with Evince Document Viewer which is cool but lacks Multiple tabs opening support.

The Adobe reader version of Linux support multiple tabs, this is the main feature that makes me love this software. You can open as many pdf files as you want without each running on its own window. In this small document, I will show you how to install it on Fedora 23, Fedora 22 and Fedora 21. This method works for both 32-bit and 64-bit system architectures.

Installation on Fedora 23 and 22

  • Make sure your system is updated and upgraded
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade
  • Install Required Dependencies
sudo dnf install nspluginwrapper.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686 PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686
  • Download and install Adobe Reader on Fedora
wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
rpm -ivh  AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
You should now Adobe reader software on Applications menu, under Applications> Office > Adobe Reader 9.

Installation on Fedora 23 and 22

 

Switch to root account

su -
or
sudo su -

Now make sure your system is updated and upgraded

dnf update
dnf upgrade
  • Install Required Dependencies
 yum install nspluginwrapper.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686 adwaita-gtk2-theme.i686 PackageKit-gtk3-module.i686
  • Download and install Adobe Reader on Fedora
wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
rpm -ivh  AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
  1. You should now see Adobe reader software on Applications menu, under Applications> Office > Adobe Reader 9.
  2. To launch it on the terminal, just type
  3. acroread
  4. Install Browser Plugin for Adobe Reader
  • On 64-bit system, do
cp /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
  •  On 32-bit system, do
cp /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

All thanks goes to the Adobe Software Foundation.

  • Confirm that the plugin is successfully added by typing text below on your Mozilla URL section.

about:plugins

You should get output like one below