I'm running Slackware 13.37 (32-bit), with Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and Firefox 5.0.1. I have the browser plugin installed, but sometimes it does not work. As in the thread title, the document fails to display, with just a black region appearing in the browser. Sometimes, if I refresh the page a number of times, I can get the document to display. Sometimes just waiting seems to help, but not always. This isn't restricted to one particular document. It happens (seemingly) at random. sometimes a given document will display in the browser, but not at others. I can't seem to reproduce the problem consistently, making it harder to fix, I suppose. This does not seem to be a problem with my Firefox profile; I started with a new profile and the problem still occurs. The Firefox error console gives no messages pertaining to the problem :/.
This is a well known bug for all 64bit Linux distributions using nspluginwrapper to use Adobe Reader inside the Web browser. It affects all versions of FF from 3.x to 5.
We all are still waiting for a 64bit Adobe Reader - but it seems that the Reader for Linux is dead..
EDIT: Sorry, I didn't read the 32bit in your message in the first pass!!
I'm seeing the same on 32-bit Fedora 15 with:
If I kill any pdf plugin process like the following:
|orion||30772 30542 0 Sep22 ?||00:00:00 /usr/lib/firefox-6/xulrunner/plugin-container /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins-wrapped/nswrapper_32_32.nppdf.so -greomni /usr/lib/firefox-6/xulrunner/omni.jar -appomni /usr/lib/firefox-6/omni.jar 30542 true plugin|
|orion||30785 30772 0 Sep22 ?||00:00:00 /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/npviewer.bin --plugin /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so --connection /org/wrapper/NSPlugins/nppdf.so/30772-2/1152567071|
then it works again. I'm going to try running without the wrapper for a bit. Won't help my 64-bit users though.
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