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Reader process Zombie in Linux - Blank PDFs

Apr 4, 2012 6:47 AM

I am having a major issue where we cannot open multiple pdfs from a Suse terminal.  As long as I do not close any pdfs out of the browser I can open as many as I want.  If I close one out, I cannot open any additional ones as I now have a acroread defunct process.  All subsequent pdf files open as a blank screen. My only recourse is to close out the browser and relaunch to again open a pdf.

a ps -ef | grep acro* shows [acroread]<defunct> for the acroread process that was running.


SuSE 11 v.1

Adobe Reader 9.4.2-1

Firefox 3.5.19


Is there any newer version / beta I could try?




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    Apr 5, 2012 5:32 AM   in reply to a31modela

    1) Can you try acroead -openInNewInstance ? This might work as the issue here looks like  the first process went into defunct.  Let us know if this workaround works for you.

    2) Is your machine having 64 bit architecture ?  Can you share the output of uname -a .




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