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I just built a new machine and installing Acrobat was last step in process. Am running Thinkpad X210 with 10.10 64-bit. I've always been able to reliably open PDFs inline from the web; however, when I launch a PDF, the main Firefox panel goes either white, completely black, or white with black diaganol streaks.

Perhaps this is video related... Here's what I have chipset wise

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

I'm certainly not wed to Acrobat, but I do want to have Firefox with inline PDFs from web.

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screenshot please. – RolandiXor Jan 20 '11 at 22:40
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You could try to embed Evince, the default PDF reader, into Firefox. To do this install the mozplugger install mozplugger package. You can then create a file in the '.mozilla' folder in your home folder called 'mozpluggerrc' and edit the contents to add the following:

application/pdf: pdf: PDF file
application/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file
text/pdf: pdf: PDF file
text/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file
application/x-postscript: ps: PostScript file
application/postscript: ps: PostScript file
application/x-dvi: dvi: DVI file
    : evince $file

Mozplugger Documentation

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This was a good clue to making this work, but I found that I needed to instead modify /etc/mozpluggerrc… – Kendor Jan 21 '11 at 22:43
That's if you want this to be system wide. – dv3500ea Jan 21 '11 at 23:24

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