How to read this kind of PDF file without Adobe Reader?
[lesca@dodo pdf-reader]$ file strange-adobe-pdf.pdf strange-adobe-
pdf.pdf: PDF document, version 1.7[lesca@dodo pdf-reader]$
If I open with one of the Linux PDF Reader I get this message:
If this message is not eventually replaced by the proper contents of
the document, your PDFviewer may not be able to display this type of
You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader for Windows®,
Mac, or Linux® byvisiting http://www.adobe.com/go/reader_download.
For more assistance with Adobe Reader visit http://www.adobe.com/go/acr
Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a
trademarkof Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other
countries. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the
U.S. and othercountries
Thanks for suggest.
(inviato dal mio Linux Fedora 28 Workstation)
I am running F27. I updated my distribution on Friday evening and
Dolphin has now a huge status bar which is very annoying (see attached
The version of dolphin is 17.12.2.
as Adobe Reader cannot be fully replaced by evince or other application, I
note that if I start Acroread and I use the File/open menu, it doesn't
work. Using acroread name_of_file in a terminal it works. Any idea? sorry
for the off-topic
Linux Fedora 28 Workstation
shortly after F28 was released I upgraded one of my systems to F28
using fedup. Since that day, despite all the updates I have installed,
I still cannot run the MATE desktop on that system. Before the upgrade,
when the system ran F27, I ran MATE without any problems. Now as soon
as I login I get a screen that is completely messed up :-(. However, if
instead of the MATE desktop I select the Gnome Classic desktop, it
appears just fine and I can use it. This problem with F28 and MATE does
not affect just this one system, I upgraded a second system and created
to F28 VMs, one under VirtualBox and one under VMware. Of these 4 F28
systems, the only one that is usable with the MATE desktop is the VM
Does anyone have any idea what might be causing the problem? As I said
this worked fine under F27.
I am reluctant to upgrade my 2 primary systems until this issue is resolved.
Here's the output of lspci.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML
and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML
and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition
Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port
1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port
2 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port
3 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port
4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family)
SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
*01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G72GLM [Quadro FX
350M] (rev a1)*
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge (rev 21)
03:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit
Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
[Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
Any assistance is appreciated.
This has to be a Very Dumb Question, but what is the difference
between a "display manager" and a "desktop manager"?
I'm trying to run MATE on F28, and succeeding to the extent that
I do have a more or less MATE-like GUI, but only by grace of still having
an F26 rescue kernel. (Two PCs without that kernel are unable to give any
GUI at all. All I can do is keep a console open and run dnf upgrade once
or twice a day, using an F28 rescue kernel, with reboots whenever any
kernel is mentioned.) And this GUI does not afford me the panel applets I
In quest of better, I've been experimenting with various apps
called *dm. Most do better than lightdm (which I started with), but not
yet a whole lot better.
Some will say I oughtn't to run Fedora at all, but at this point
my accumulated ignorance has reached a level where any other distro would
tie me up in even more knots.
Unless I'm more confused than usual, I'm currently running lxdm
(set to MATE) on F28. I'm glad to have a display manager that works; but
it denies me the two applets I use most. I normally restrict each
workspace to a single app, and keep 18 spaces open (mostly with eight or
ten in actual use); but the current setup only allows me two workspaces,
causing a clutter.
Also, eyes in each of four panels are by far the easiest way for
my ancient eyeballs to find the mouse cursor; and the current setup has
no eyes at all, afaict.
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
Similar to an earlier thread [portable (really) Fedora on stick], I am
trying to create a portable Fedora 27 install on an external USB hard
drive. I have done this in the past as recently as Fedora 14, but
things have changed since then, and I seem to be hitting some
The install proceeds as expected, no apparent errors, etc. But then
when I go to boot the external drive, it immediately displays
"Operation System not found" - Note that is is "Operation", *not*
Googling, I found suggestions regarding setting boot flags which I
have tried to no avail.
In the thread mentioned above, there was a step to use dracut to
rebuild the initramfs files, which I have done, again to no avail.
(This step was done by using the install USB stick, the "troubleshoot"
option, and then chroot'ing into /mnt/sysimage).
Any suggestions as to what I should try next?
Some additional info....
Internal drive has been wiped, and is not bootable.
External USB drive is 4TB, and has a GPT partition table using the
default layout provided by the installer.
Looking at deploying test webapps. Be easy! I'm not the sysadmin/devops.
I've been looking at different sites/vids to see what's involved with
really setting up the OS for the webapp deployment. Selinux appears to
play a major role in getting everything "right".
Anyone here want to play the role of hired gun for a short convo in
how al of this gets setup?
Also, given that centos is behind in terms of php/python/etc.. are
there "better" OS/platforms to use?
I'm on Skylake and wonder if this works for you on Intel chips?
It fails for me, I was hoping this would make vp9 HW
accelerated, but no vp9.
libva info: VA-API version 1.1.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/i965_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_1
/usr/lib64/dri/hybrid_drv_video.so init failed
Failed to wrapper hybrid_drv_video.so
libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0
vainfo: VA-API version: 1.1 (libva 2.1.0)
vainfo: Driver version: Intel i965 driver for Intel(R) Skylake - 2.1.0
vainfo: Supported profile and entrypoints