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PDFs have curiously stopped working for me. I click on them, and nothing happens. PS still works, and opening them in Firefox pdf.js still works too.

When I try to open them with evince through the terminal, it spits out a bunch of repetitive warnings like

** (evince:3383): WARNING **: Error setting file metadata: No such file or directory

** (evince:3372): WARNING **: Error when getting information for file '...': No such file or directory

Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.

For some reason, if I remove all the spaces from the file name, and run the same terminal command, evince will open the file. Clicking on it from nautilus still doesn't work.

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Discovered why Nautilus refuses to open it—I had installed Adobe Reader 9, and it was listed as the default application—had to go "Open with Other application→Document Viewer"

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