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    Default Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    Hello
    I try to run Foxit reader app on 64 bit system. I want to use it because it is the best !
    I know that Foxit is 32 bit app.
    I did not find Foxit reader 64 bit version.

    My problem is how to launch the app.

    Shall I install ia32 libs ?

    YaST2 can not find such version !?

    Please explain me !

    Thank you in advance.

    Regrads,
    Alin

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    Quote Originally Posted by aliosa_sbbv View Post
    Shall I install ia32 libs ?

    YaST2 can not find such version !?
    There is no "ia32 libs" on openSUSE.

    Most libraries are available as a libxxx-32bit package though which you would need to install.

    To find out which one you are missing, run Foxit Reader in a terminal window and post the error message you get.

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    Generally you try to start the app at the command line. You will get error messages that tell if any libraries are missing. You can then install via Yast or zypper any required 32 bit libraries. Note 32 bit libs always have 32 in there names.



    Okular is not bad and is included in openSUSE do a search in Yast Software management for pdf there are several in the repos.

    Note that Linux tends to have discreet tools rather then one large integrated one like in Windows

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    On 2014-07-16 22:56, aliosa sbbv wrote:
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    > Hello
    > I try to run Foxit reader app on 64 bit system. I want to use it because
    > it is the best !


    If I recall correctly, the Linux version of Foxit is terribly obsolete,
    as the company abandoned it; so I can't accept your assert that it is
    the best. Thus perhaps you are talking of running the Windows version of
    Foxit via Wine...

    Please clarify.

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    Robin is correct, Foxit for Linux is abandoned and contains extremely dangerous arbitrary code execution security flaws.

    You should not use it under ANY circumstance!
    .: miuku #suse @ irc.freenode.net
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    .: h​ttps://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Miuku/

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    Thank you for your replays.
    I use Foxit reader on Windows first.
    And it is better than Adobe.
    I thought on linux is similar.

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    You can use Okular if you are using KDE to view PDF files or if you are using GNOME, Evince.
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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    On 2014-07-17 11:46, aliosa sbbv wrote:
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    > Thank you for your replays.
    > I use Foxit reader on Windows first.
    > And it is better than Adobe.
    > I thought on linux is similar.


    Far from it.

    However, you can run the Windows version on Linux, via wine, it works
    quite well (I use it), with some exceptions, like certificate
    verification (does not work at all).

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    Default Re: Foxit Reader not run on 64 bit openSuse system

    On 2014-07-17 13:26, Miuku wrote:
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    > You can use Okular if you are using KDE to view PDF files or if you are
    > using GNOME, Evince.


    Unfortunately, all Linux native PDF viewers are way behind the Windows
    ones. There are unsupported features.

    There is no certificate or signature verification, which is needed for
    legal reasons. Form support is limited. Javascript support does not work
    at all, I think.


    For instance... the other day, I had to print a receipt from my city
    council, 5 pages. Evince printed 2 pages only, tried twice, no error
    anywhere. I had to print from acrobat.

    And the acrobat Linux version has been abandoned.

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