Adobe reader Linux mint allows you to keep using adobe acrobat and other adobe products while accessing them on Linux mint. This means that you will be able to continue reading pdfs, view pdf forms, and work with most office documents on your computer with ease. Basically, this allows you to use your old software in a new way.
Linux mint is a popular Linux distribution that so many people love for its clean operating system as well as the large selection of free software available from repositories around the world.
This article will illustrate how to install adobe reader in ubuntu Linux mint
1. Install the Adobe Reader in Linux Mint
First, let’s install the adobe reader in Linux mint by entering the following command in a terminal
sudo apt-get install acroread
After that, you can start an adobe reader by typing “acroread” on the terminal. Now you may see this error message “Adobe Reader cannot be run as root/administrator”. This is because as default ubuntu and Linux mint do not allow non-user to interact directly with user applications such as acrobat reader. To solve this problem we can set up users for adobe reader.
2. Set Up User for Adobe Reader
Run the following command to set up a user for adobe reader. This user is mostly known as “reader” but can be changed as you desire.
sudo adduser –disabled-password –gecos “” reader
3. Start or Open Adobe Reader in Linux Mint
Now you just need to run adobe reader using the following command in a terminal window. The folder’s name will automatically change to something like “~/Reader”.
$ acroread ~/Reader/
It should begin opening immediately. If you are already logged in as a user, you will not be prompted for a password.
As we discussed above that although Adobe reader has been installed in Linux mint we still get the error message “Adobe Reader cannot be run as root/administrator”. This is because of the configuration of rights for many software that does not allow regular users to control them.
So in conclusion, between adobe reader and Linux mint, we have seen the issue of user rights. In this article, we see that although adobe reader is installed in Linux mint it gets problems when we try to use it because it requires user rights. So here we can say that Adobe reader is a very useful software for users who want to use all the features of adobe products but are restricted from using them by their system administrators.