[K12OSN] Repairing Adobe Reader Plugin for Firefox on K12LTSP 6

Patrick Healy phealy at dsta.net
Sun Apr 22 02:10:19 UTC 2007

I just posted the following to the wiki as a reference in case anyone is
experiencing a similar problem.

-- Patrick Healy
Palm Desert High School
(Lurker and K12LTSP user since v.1.0 2001)


On upgrade to K12LTSP version 6, the Adobe Reader plugin ceased to work,
even with the most updated versions listed below. Links to pdf's would
still open in a new window of acroread, but this is different than
opening directly within firefox. The main difficulty was that links from
within the opened pdf failed to function. 

The cause of this problem was that the file nppdf.so wasn't being placed
in the proper location for firefox plugins, and the automatic install
scripts couldn't find the directory (which changes with each upgrade of
firefox). The following command fixed the problem. 

cp /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so /usr/lib/firefox-

Installed rpm/versions:

K12LTSP release 6.0.0-2 
Fedora Core release 6 (Zod) 


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