Mittwoch, 11. Juni 2008

Unable to open PDFs in KPDF

After installing the latest Adobe Reader directly from Adobe's site (I quickly uninstalled the version from Medibuntu again that I blogged about before, because I couldn't choose a german locale), I noticed I couldn't open my PDFs in KPDF anymore. I found some errors from AppArmor in /etc/messages, but according to Google they were not relevant. Than I found a post describing the same behaviour, noting that starting KPDF as root worked. I checked it, same with me.

When starting KPDF from the commandline, a warning is shown:
kpdf: WARNING: Unknown mimetype 'application/x-kdeuser1'.

This hints at the solution: Adobe Reader installation obviously messed up mime types, going to Konqueror -> Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations -> Known Types -> applications and deleting user x-kdeuser1 (I also had x-kdeuser2) solved the problem.

Samstag, 7. Juni 2008

Installing software from Medibuntu

Here's how to install Skype and Adobe Reader via Adept Manager from Medibuntu:

  1. in /etc/apt/sources.list add
    ## medibuntu
    deb hardy free non-free
    deb-src hardy free non-free

  2. add the GPG key for medibuntu:
    wget -q -O-
    | sudo apt-key add -

  3. update packages:
    sudo apt-get update

Now in Adept Manager just install Skype or Adobe Reader.