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Recently I installed Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 on my desktop. It has a built-in PDF reader which I accidentally uninstalled when I removed ghostscript with the following command:

sudo apt-get remove ghostscript 

I have no clue what the name of the PDF reader was, and how to get it back on board. Seems like a really easy question, but couldn't figure it out with Googling only.

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Ubuntu uses evince as the default PDF reader. You can install it

  • From the terminal by typing

    sudo apt-get install evince-gtk
  • From Ubuntu software centre by searching for evince

  • By clicking here which points to the exact package in Software Centre:

Install via the software center

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Thank you, this works. – Roger Sep 7 '12 at 15:20

The default PDF Reader in 11.10, is evince, to install it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo apt-get install evince
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